Le Fabrique: Touring The UNIC Factory In Nice

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On a trip to Nice, France that saw Sprudge cover the first-ever World Roasters Summit, the World of Coffee Nice event, the winners and finalists at the World Latte Art, World Coffee in Good Spirits, and World Cup Tasters competitions, we also found valuable time to visit the nearby factory and HQ of UNIC. Alongside around 20 fellow visitors from … [Read more...]

5 Gorgeous Vintage Espresso Machines By UNIC

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Our partners at Unic Espresso pulled out all the stops at last week's World of Coffee conference in their hometown of Nice, France. Theirs was undoubtably the most visually arresting booth of the week, featuring a spacious suspended circular white espresso bar lit from above by a very unique series of textile cloth chandeliers. Best of all, the … [Read more...]

4 New Champions Crowned At The 2013 World Of Coffee Nice!

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In the above picture, the inimitable Alf Kramer toasts (with coffee cupping bowls) to Lajos Horvath of Hungary, the new World Cup Tasters Champion. It was a wild day of coffee competitions here in Nice, France, concluding with the crowning of four brand new world champions. Here, in no particular order, are your new global champs. Naoki Goto … [Read more...]

Meet Your 2013 World Cup Tasters Finalists!

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World Cup Tasters Championship semi-finals was an outrageous, action packed, fast paced slurparama. This is specialty coffee's finest spectator sport! We'll be riveted to tomorrow's finals, and we strongly encourage you to turn in via Livestream. Your finalists are... 1. Jan Komarek, Czech Republic 2. Risa Sasaki, Japan 3. Nikolai Aunbakk, … [Read more...]

Meet Your 2013 World Coffee In Good Spirits Finalists!

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Whoa! World Coffee In Good Spirits is a lively, wildly inventive, international sanctioned World Coffee Events competition that combines coffee and cocktails in the most delicious of ways. This is absolutely one of our very favorite coffee events on the planet, and we think it's a crying shame that it's never been held in the United States. Your … [Read more...]

Meet Your 2013 World Latte Art Finalists!

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  Here they are, your 2013 World Latte Art finalists! They compete tomorrow for milky fame and lactose glory here at the World Of Coffee -- Nice, hosted by the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe . WLAC is an officially sanctioned event conducted by our friends and partners at World Coffee Events. Congratulations to the top 6! 10:05 Leszek … [Read more...]

The Parties At World of Coffee Nice (With Sprudge DJ Sets!)

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Next week the city of Nice, France, is set to play host to an international gathering of the coffee tribes for the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe's 2013 World of Coffee event. Your Sprudge Editors will be there thanks to the gracious support of the SCAE, covering a wide variety of competitions, and getting a bit of a sticky beak at a … [Read more...]

The Four Incredible Coffee Competitions Happening This Week In France

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While the 2013 World Barista and World Brewers Cup champions have already been crowned, this week the global coffee zeitgeist will invade the city of Nice, capital of the Cote D'Azur region of southern France, for the 2013 SCAE World of Coffee event. The SCAE throws massive events like this each and every year -- sometimes in conjunction with the … [Read more...]

World Of Coffee Nice: Here’s What You Should See & Do!

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There's a massive global coffee event happening next week in Nice, France, which will play host to the specialty coffee world for the 2013 World Of Coffee event hosted by the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe. They've got an incredible spate of programming set for us, including four remarkable specialty coffee competitions, which you can … [Read more...]

Sprudge Editors To Appear At Tamper Tantrum Live!

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Exciting news for us today, as we can announced that Sprudge.com will be taking part in not one, but two "banter sessions" at the forthcoming Tamper Tantrum Live event in Nice, France. For those unfamiliar with TTL, it defines itself as being equal parts "Coffee + Geekery + Soapbox", which means you'll have a chance to listen to, look at, and … [Read more...]