Welcome to Sprudge.com, the most popular coffee publication on Earth.
Sprudge covers coffee news and culture where it happens, as it happens – the 24 Hour Brews Cycle - and we publish daily content from the very best coffee writers in the world. You can follow us on Twitter @Sprudge and at Facebook.com/FrothyGossip for updates and general merriment.
Your Sprudge Editors
Zachary Carlsen and Jordan Michelman are the co-founders and editors of Sprudge.com. From 2009 to April 30, 2014, they published features together under the pseudonym Llewellyn Sinclair. Mr. Carlsen has worked in specialty coffee for a decade, including at murky coffee, Ninth Street Espresso, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, and Four Barrel Coffee Roasters. Mr. Michelman is a graduate of the University of Washington CHID program and has written elsewhere for T Magazine, Eater, and Seattle Met Magazine.
Sprudge.com™ is proudly based in Portland, Oregon, and is a privately owned LLC.
Alex Bernson is an accomplished barista, academic, and full-time assistant editor at Sprudge.
Sprudge City Desks
Albert Au – New Zealand
Eric J. Grimm – Pop Culture
Hanna Neuschwander - Portland
Joanna Han - Portland
Ben Blake – Staff Cartoonist
Nico Halliday – London
Charlie Burt - Kansas City
Kate Beard - London
What does the word “Sprudge” mean?
Sprudge is both neologism and parody.
“Sprudge” is a made-up word for the coffee crumbs, blotches and splats present on a barista’s clothing and shoes after a long shift on bar. We’ll use it in a sentence: “Listen, you finish dividing up the tips, I gotta go get this sprudge off my shoes.”
“Sprudge” is also a portmanteau of the words “Espresso” and “Drudge”. In our early, funny days, Sprudge.com was a painfully exact visual parody of The Drudge Report circa 2009, right down to the omnipresent Hugo Chavez.
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