3 Top Recipes From The 2015 Singapore AeroPress Championship

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On February 26th, Common Man Coffee Roasters hosted the 2015 Singapore AeroPress Championship, with 18 competitors coming together in an exciting and highly anticipated pressing of Aeros. Xin Yi Loke of Common Man was kind enough to share details, pictures, and winning recipes from the event with Sprudge.com. Andy Easthope served as head … [Read more...]

Sydney’s Paramount Coffee Project Expands To Los Angeles

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Sprudge.com is excited to report that Paramount Coffee Project, the daring, high-concept specialty coffee bar and content haus, is expanding operations to Los Angeles in 2015. A collaboration between Mark Dundon of Seven Seeds (Melbourne), Russell Beard of Reuben Hills (Sydney), and business partner Ping Jin Ng, PCP is known internationally for … [Read more...]

The Great Stephen Vick Puppet Caption Contest

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Stephen Vick is a renowned, world-traveling green coffee buyer with experience at some of the best coffee companies in the United States, including Blue Bottle Coffee (where he currently works), Intelligentsia Coffee, Stumptown Coffee, and Sustainable Harvest. He's the first person to receive our prestigious Sprudgie Award for Outstanding … [Read more...]

Winter Openings: Grade Coffee, Brooklyn

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We love when new cafes open. So much so, that each summer for the last three years we've embarked upon a globe-girdling, feature series peeking in on brand new and under-construction cafes from cities across the planet. But summer's not the only time a new cafe can open, and we're not seasonalists. So what if you've opened in the winter? We don't … [Read more...]

The Story Behind Drift, A New Coffee Magazine

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Drift Magazine is a new print magazine about coffee, launched this winter with a handsome first issue devoted to documenting New York City's coffee culture through photos, articles and stories. For their second issue, the New York-based team plans to capture the exploding Tokyo coffee scene. We talked to Drift co-founder Adam Goldberg, … [Read more...]

Follow The United Kingdom Barista Championship This Week

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The United Kingdom is home to some of the very best cafes and coffee roasters in the world. Many of these are located in London, of course, but not just there; today cities like Bath, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, and Liverpool are home to booming cafe scenes. With all this growth and advancement, the UK has quite naturally got a deep … [Read more...]

Blue Bottle And Perfect Coffee Founders Talk Acquisition

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Yesterday Sprudge.com broke the news that Blue Bottle Coffee has acquired Perfect Coffee, a Bay Area start-up  dedicated to advancing coffee preserving and grinding technologies, and the creators of single-serve pre-ground coffee packets that, dare we say it, do not suck. You can read a "just the facts, ma'am" feature about this … [Read more...]

Blue Bottle Acquires Perfect Coffee, Announces Coffee Technology Division

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Blue Bottle Coffee, an international specialty coffee roaster headquartered in Oakland, California, has purchased Perfect Coffee, a Bay Area startup dedicated to advancing coffee preserving and grinding technologies, and the creators of a pre-ground coffee system that—wait for it, here's a value judgement—does not suck. This marks the third major … [Read more...]

Snoop Dogg Invests In Philz Coffee To Help Spread The “High Pour” Nationwide

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San Francisco's Philz Coffee has raised $15 million dollars in a new round of funding, as reported by TechCrunch. SFist points out that Snoop Dogg is among the group of investors. Also worth noting that Jonah Hill and Jamie Kennedy are on the list. Philz Coffee, a San Francisco company, started in 2003 and is currently run by the founder's son … [Read more...]

Counter Culture Coffee Celebrates 20 Years With A Big Party In Durham

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There aren't that many 20th anniversaries to celebrate in an average person's life. Most things don't last for twenty years, and when they do, well, it's time to celebrate. Like gently opening a bottle of finely aged wine, twenty years is a remarkable vintage, and nothing else tastes quite as sweet. Which is why we're excited to share with you news … [Read more...]

You Can Host The US AeroPress Championship

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Activities are amping up all around the world as part of the 2015 World AeroPress Championship cycle. What is this circuit of mysterious parties, you ask? The WACs are grassroots global coffee competitions themed around a single brewing method with a thousand variations—the humble, beguiling, endlessly rethink-able Aerobie AeroPress. These … [Read more...]

Marco Sets FAZE9 To Stunning In Splurty Re-Brand

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In the fall of 2013 we reported to you on the debut of Splurty, the plucky, stylish single-cup brewer from our friends and partners at Marco Beverage Systems in Ireland. Since then we've seen Splurty holding her own at a variety of international coffee trade events, anchoring the Marco booth and drawing a crowd (or at least until around 4pm when … [Read more...]

Beautiful And Daring Posters From The 2015 International AeroPress Circuit

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The 2015 World AeroPress Championship will take place this coming April in Seattle, Washington, in conjunction with the World Barista Championship and SCAA Event. This much we know. What we don't know is who will represent the tapestry of nations at this august exhibition. That's because the national AeroPress championships are still very much a … [Read more...]

Sprudge At The 2015 United Kingdom Barista Championship

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Sprudge.com and the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe—UK Chapter are excited to announce a digital media partnership for the upcoming United Kingdom Barista Championship, happening March 4th and 5th at ScotHot, Scotland's food, drink, hospitality, and tourism show. We're absolutely delighted to be back again covering the UKBC, one of global … [Read more...]

Coffee Masters London: The Competitors! The Judges! The Videos!

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Last fall we brought you word of the 2015 Coffee Masters, a brand new event happening at the London Coffee Festival this May in London. Coffee Masters is a “fast paced, multi-disciplinary coffee competition” as per the event FAQ, and was developed by Sprudge advertising partners Allegra Events, the brand that puts on the London Coffee Festival, … [Read more...]

Meet Our New Bay Area Correspondent, Noah Sanders

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As an update on internal doings at Sprudge, and following the announcement of Hengtee Lim as Sprudge.com's first-ever Tokyo Staff writer, today we've added another scribe to the fold: Noah Sanders will be joining Sprudge.com as our Bay Area staff writer, taking the place of Leif Haven, who's leaving us to pursue a Ph.D. and more creative … [Read more...]