UPDATE: SCAE World In Coffee Finals?


This post has been updated as archived videos become available and winners are confirmed. Stick with Sprudge for continued updates throughout the day! [UPDATE 2 – 11:59AM PST] Flash forward to 24:10 to see the epic final moments of the World Cup Tasters finals. Listen to Alf Kramer giggle like a school girl for twenty […]

PhD Student And Home Barista Uses Has Bean, Wins 2011 World Brewers Cup


“I am not a coffee professional. I have been warned against saying this, but I’m an amateur. Ireland, as a country, has a long history of amateur participation in sports. For some odd reason, we love abusing ourselves and putting ourselves through grueling sporting events for no apparent reason. Except for one: passion.” Keith O’Sullivan […]

June 24th El Salvador COE Public Cupping: Pupusas, Beer, and You.

Some solid upcoming coffee fun to be had for residents of the Twin Cities: St. Paul-based green gurus Cafe Imports will be hosting an El Salvador Cup Of Excellence microlot extravaganza in their Energy Park HQ, including El Salvador SOE shots on a Synesso and Salvadoran beer and food. Can you say pupusas? If you […]

Alternative Headlines For The 2011 WBC Champions

In keeping with longstanding Sprudge tradition, we put our heads together prior to the Sunday announcements in Bogota and pre-wrote potential headlines for each of the 6 finalists. While Alejandro Mendez of El Salvador ultimately prevailed in taking home the gold, all 6 competitors turned in positively world-class performances on Sunday – trust us, we […]

Sprudge “Excellence In Journalistic Standards” Exclusive: The Lost JimSeven Podcast From Bogota


Like the “Lost Levels” from Super Mario Bros. 2, we’re proud to make public that which perhaps would have been best left private. In this exclusive to Sprudge.com, listen below for the lost JimSeven Podcast live from the WBC in Bogota, Colombia. In it, Mr. Hoffmann interviews Günter von Beetleschwiessen III, Creative Director of the 2012 SCAE Event, which […]

Cafe Con Blech-che: The “Milk” Of WBC 2011


The milk situation at WBC2011 leaves much to be desired. Por ejemplo: this “Megalitro” of opaque, floppy, potato chip bagged milk product, foaming up super weird at 8,600 feet. There are a total of three milks available, including this UHT sack, a tetra pack, and one fresh milk “that doesn’t taste like eggs and death”, […]

Your 2011 WBC Finalists Are…

Here’s your 6 WBC Finalists for 2011, complete with tomorrow’s order and competition times (UTC/GMT -5 hours): 1. Javier Garcia of Spain – 12:15 2. Miki Suzuki of Japan – 12:45 3. Matt Perger of Australia – 1:15 4. Alejandro Mendez of El Salvador – 1:45 5. John Gordon of the UK – 2:15 6. […]