The Kettle Black In Melbourne: Where Fine Dining Meets Casual Brunching

We know we’ve said this before, but Melbourne really is a city where great coffee and great food often go hand-in-hand, with stalwarts like Auction Rooms and Proud Mary leading the charge for a number of years now. The high-end cafe scene in Melbourne is a vibrant thing, and recently a new group of trailblazers has been […]

A Guide To Great Coffee In Barcelona, Volume 1

Finding good coffee in Barcelona requires an investigative spirit. Though coffee has long been ubiquitous in the city, it’s consistently been of poor quality–over-roasted and drenched in milk. Like many traditional European coffee markets, the idea of “third wave” is new to most locals, and they are still learning not to frown at the idea of filter coffee. […]

Build Outs Of Summer: Spearhead Coffee In Paso Robles, California

While we’re quite sure that turning California into 6 different states is a terrible idea–the product of #viral thinking turning into some kind of actual mental virus–we’re equally sure that the progression of specialty coffee in the Golden State will leave no stone unturned. Enter Paso Robles, a town in SoCal with a well-deserved reputation […]




Gorgeous Haand Crafted Ceramics From North Carolina

About a half hour west of Chapel Hill, out in the country near Eli Whitney, North Carolina, Mark Warren and Chris Pence craft gorgeous ceramic wares under the brand name Haand Ceramics. "We enjoy the quiet and freedom of working outside of the city," Pence tells us. He reached out Sprudge after … [Read More...]