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Last Week With Ben Blake – Week of December ...

Last Week With Ben Blake – Week of December 21st, 2013

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Well, folks, it’s Christmastime—and the only thing that could make your weekend anymore Christmas-y is a healthy dose of the latest coffee news here on Sprudge. In case you were out living a life of merriment and caroling, here’s what you missed:

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Chicago: The second part of Alex Bernson’s Chicago Coffee Crawl in which Mr. Bernson visits Wormhole Coffee and Bow Truss Lakeview.

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Cars: Julie Wolfson’s epic and drool-worthy SoCal Coffee Crawl in a brand new Audi Q7.

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CaliforrrniaThe exciting news that Counter Culture Coffee will be opening up a roasting and training spot way out west in Emeryville, California.

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Coffee Wheel: This downloadable, printable, and fantastic brand new coffee flavor wheel developed by the folks over at Counter Culture—tasting notes galore!

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Chris: Chris Owens’ latest venture in the “coffee/record label/experiential subscription service/arts journal/dirt bike company realm.

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Cho: The very first article from Serious Eats’ newest coffee writer, Mr. Nick Cho!

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Can’t Stop / Won’t Stop: This feature on Belfast, Ireland’s newest cafe and its resilience amidst terror threats from dissident group Oghlaigh na hEireann.

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Cookin’: Tyler Bruno’s conversation with the folks at The French Press about their new venture into roasting in Santa Barbara.

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Canines: Sweet Maria’s “Dogs of Coffee” calendar is filled with dogs on coffee farms and is basically man’s second best friend.

Coffee Reel: Our look at artist Jake Fried and his fantastical short films where he uses ink, white-out, and coffee.

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Cocktails: Our feature on Waco, Texas’ Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits — a coffee and cocktail bar that’s absolutely gorgeous.

Ben Blake (@DrawCoffee) is our weekly recapper and a gifted artist. See more of Ben’s illustrations over at DrawCoffee.com.


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