The Great London Coffee Roastery Football League


Not even the London specialty coffee scene was immune from World Cup fever this summer, so when Climpson & Sons proposed to run a mini tournament of the top specialty coffee roasteries, the idea was immediately a hit. Assuming an irresistible series of photos ops, we sent Sprudge contributor Giulia Mule out to London Fields to document London … [Read more...]

BREAKING: SCAA Announces 2015 US Coffee Competition Dates; Sprudge Leaks 2015 Regional Details


The Specialty Coffee Association of America has announced dates and location information for the 2015 United States Coffee Championships, a four day compedium of competitions--the U.S. Barista Championship, U.S. Brewers Cup, U.S. Latte Art Championship, U.S. Cup Tasters Championship, and Roasters Choice Competition. The events will be held from … [Read more...]

Let’s Talk Coffee 2014 Is Happening In Panama This October


Registration is now open for Let's Talk Coffee 2014, the coffee world's largest origin conference, presented by our friends and partners at Sustainable Harvest. This year is the event's 12th annual edition, and will happen in Panama from October 9th–12th at the Westin Playa Bonita, located just outside of Panama City. Confirmed speakers include … [Read more...]

The Bitter Trade, A Bawdy New Coffee Novel Launches At Prufrock In London

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On a steamy night last Thursday Prufrock of London invited us to novelist Piers Alexander’s  launch of The Bitter Trade; a romper of a book set in 17th Century England. The title refers to the protagonist’s lurch into the dark, grimy world of London’s coffee trade at the time after his first experience of the “spicy sting” of the “black … [Read more...]

Submissions Now Open For The 2014 Good Food Awards

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The Good Food Awards are back, and now accepting entries for a host of delicious consumables, including coffee. The initial entry period has just begun, and runs until August 1st, with submissions solicited from roasters located anywhere in the United States. The GFAs are an annual celebration of sustainable foodstuffs from a host of artisan … [Read more...]

An Event Weekend in St. Louis With Blueprint Coffee


We're very excited to announce our first-ever series of events in St. Louis. and our friends and partners at Blueprint Coffee are teaming up to bring you a fabulous Friday night party/Saturday brunch combo of happenings, including the 9th event in our international series of cupping parties, celebrating the very best coffee roasters in … [Read more...]

Bowie, Beans, And Beer At An International Coffee Party In Berlin

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On June 7th, 2014, and our friends and partners at Cafe Imports teamed up for a public cupping party in the city of Berlin. This was our eight public cupping party event, and our first in Europe; previous engagements have included at the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco (with Blue Bottle Coffee), Magic Johnston in Melbourne (with … [Read more...]

The World’s Biggest Free Coffee Education Series Is Coming To Denver


We're excited to announce open registration for the next Barista Nation event, being held the weekend of July 25th-27th in Denver, Colorado at Galvanize (1062 Delaware St.). This will be our 8th event with Barista Nation, a globetrotting series of coffee lectures, presentations, and parties that's been hosted in cities like Montreal, Paris, … [Read more...]

日本人初!丸山珈琲の井崎英典バリスタが2014年 世界バリスタチャンピオンに輝く

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You can find the original english-language version of our story on Hidenori Izaki's 2014 World Barista Championship win online here. イタリアのリミニで開催された「2014 World Barista Championship」で、日本代表として出場した丸山珈琲・小諸店の井崎英典(いざきひでのり)バリスタがチャンピオンに輝いた。今回初の優勝を勝ち取った丸山珈琲はオークションでトップクラスのコーヒー豆、特に「Cup Of … [Read more...]

World Aeropress Championship 2014: Recipes & Photos From The Battle On The Beach

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The 2014 World Aeropress Championship went down last week in Rimini, Italy, during the global coffee hubbub of the World Barista Championship. The event happened at the Turquoise Beach Club, with the warm sand and flowing drinks lending an appropriately festive air to the culminating event of a raucous, freewheeling year of national Aeropress … [Read more...]

Hidenori Izaki Of Japan Wins The 2014 World Barista Championship

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Hidenori Izaki of Maruyama Coffee in Nagano, Japan has won the 2014 World Barista Championship in Rimini, Italy. This is the first-ever win for Maruyama Coffee Company, a small cafe chain and roasting company known around the world for their buying of top auction lots of coffee, especially Cup Of Excellence coffees. Maruyama is one of the most … [Read more...]

Around The World With The Victoria Arduino Black Eagle Espresso Machine


Over the last several months we've attended multiple parties heralding the launch of the Victoria Arduino Black Eagle espresso machine, developed by our friends and partners at Nuova Simonelli in collaboration with James Hoffmann, 2007 World Barista Champion and co-owner of Square Mile Coffee Roasters. Reflecting on these events in the context of … [Read more...]

Meet Your 2014 World Barista Championship Semi-Finalists!

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Meet the 2014 World Barista Championship Semi-Finalists! They'll compete against one another on Wednesday, June 11th beginning at 10:00AM Central European Time Zone (UTC+01:00) - convert this to your local time here. Congratulations to all 12! Get caught up by watching their Round One routines below. Follow @SprudgeLive on Twitter tomorrow for … [Read more...]

2014 World Barista Championship Day Two: All The Videos, Tweets, And Photos

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Twenty-five national barista champions wowed the crowd at Round One Day Two of the 2014 World Barista Championship today in Rimini, Italy. This is the World Cup of Coffee. We have a team on hand in Rimini to provide wall-to-wall coverage—nonstop Twitter commentary from the editors of Sprudge via @SprudgeLive, with regular photo dumps on Facebook … [Read more...]

Here’s A Complete Schedule For The World Barista Championship Semi-Finals


This is your quick reference schedule for Semi-Finals at the 2014 World Barista Championship, hosted by World Coffee Events in Rimini, Italy. Your official WBC Livestream is available here.  All times are in CET. Conversion tables for your local time are available here. is proud to serve as an Official Media Partner of World Coffee … [Read more...]