Return Of The Build-Outs Of Summer—An Open Call For Submissions!


For the past three consecutive years, we’ve dedicated serious page time to a seasonal feature series called “Build-Outs of Summer”, in which we profile new and exciting specialty coffee spaces under construction all around the world. Last year’s class of Build-Outs featured new cafes big and small, from La Colombe’s elegantly massive new Fishtown cafe & […]

8 Dublin Cafes That Have Gone All In For The Irish Marriage Equality Referendum


On Friday, Ireland will put a referendum to vote that, if passed, will “enshrine marriage equality in the Constitution.” Telegraph reports: Voters will be asked to vote Yes/No on whether to add the following to the Irish Constitution: ‘Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex.’ […]

Intelligentsia Herald Square No Longer On Fleek, Says Urban Outfitters


Intelligentsia’s Herald Square location in midtown Manhattan is now closed, as per the company’s official Twitter account. Sprudge gave the world its first look at the new cafe back in May of 2014, in a feature by Sprudge associate editor Liz Clayton. Eater NYC reported on the closure earlier today, using Twitter and social media for […]

Mysterious “Fuck” Sign Appears Briefly Above Seattle Starbucks


In the wee hours of the morning this morning, an incredible moment of subversive street art—or outright and complete vandalism, depending on your opinion—was enacted over top of the Starbucks cafe at 1600 E Olive Way in Seattle, Washington. These photos were taken by citizen blogger Michael “Panda” Fernandez, who writes under the nom de […]

PDX: Come To The “Fika” Book Launch Party With Us On May 15th


The world is thirsty for Fika! The new book from Sprudge Paris staff writer Anna Brones and illustrator Johanna Kindvall has taken the internet by storm, garnering totes posi press from the likes of T Magazine, Huffington Post, Eater, and even the Swedish tabloids. Published by Crown Publishing imprint Ten Speed Press, Fika is an annotated […]

The London Coffee Festival & Coffee Masters Begin April 30th


It’s happening! After months of antsy patience, not unlike a dog with a biscuit on its nose, we are finally just a few short days away from the dawn of the 2015 London Coffee Festival, happening April 30th thru May 3rd at The Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch, East London. We’re thrilled to be an official media […]

The 420 Most Incredible Tweets From @ColdBrew420


Twitter user @ColdBrew420 is a national, no, international coffee internet treasure. Since launching in 2014, the handle has effectively meme-ified, skewered, and emoji’d the specialty coffee industry within an inch of its life, but always with a winking charm that lets you know deep down you are the bae. @ColdBrew420 is the specialty coffee equivalent of […]

Espresso Grinders of the SCAA Priced High To Low


Are you a home espresso enthusiast that wants to up your coffee experience? You’ll need a solid grinder. We’ve been there, tried to go without. “We don’t need a grinder,” we said. But let’s face facts, friends: in this day and age, if you want to make cappuccino at home you’re going to have to bite […]

The Pop-Up Cafes Of SCAA 2015


The 2015 SCAA Event is happening this weekend in Seattle, Washington. A kind of E3 for the coffee world, this trade show is home to huge product launches, exciting new technology, and pop-up cafes aplenty featuring top coffee roasters from around the world. Here’s a look at a few of the pop-ups catching our eye so […]

The Best Multi-Roaster Cafe In The World Is In Seattle Right Now


The 2015 World Barista Championship is popping off in the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington. Exhibit Hall 4F is filled to the gills with eager baristas, beleaguered organizers, anxious well-wishers, stern security guards, and delicious complimentary cups of coffee. All the free coffee. Perhaps the best multi-roaster coffee bar in the world is operating right […]

The World Barista Championship Is Happening On Sprudge Live

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It’s that time again: The 2015 World Barista Championship is now upon us, bringing 49 of the world’s best baristas to Seattle, Washington, for a no-holds-barred tournament of coffee prowess. For the fifth consecutive season, Sprudge will be providing exhaustive live coverage of the WBC event, produced in partnership with our sponsors at Square, Urnex […]

Come Correct To The World Aeropress Championship Tomorrow Night (And Bring Your Judging Shoes)


In Seattle for the 2015 World Aeropress Championship? We’ve got breaking news, whether you want to attend but don’t know how, want to judge but never dreamed you’d have the chance, or even want to compete but weren’t able to distinguish your excellence against your own countrypersons. In this latest, breaking missive from the WAC coordinators, new […]