SERBC 2013: Atlanta Schedule & Events Preview Portal

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Welcome to the Southeast Regional Barista Competition, the first event of the 2013 United States Barista Championship cycle. Sprudge.com will be reporting to you live all weekend long from Atlanta as your Official Digital Media Sponsors, as anointed by our partners at the SCAA. Stay tuned all weekend long to Sprudge for recaps, finalist schedule … [Read more...]

Fruit Bombs & Fermentation: Atlanta & Chicago

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Sprudge.com co-founder Zachary Carlsen spent a week embedded with Cycle Two of the Counter Culture Coffee Fruit Bombs & Fermentation road show. His first dispatch from Asheville is available here, and we rejoin the story as the caravan begins its journey to Atlanta... The blue Cortado Minivan of Broken Dreams headed due south from … [Read more...]

Counter Culture’s Fruit Bombs & Fermentation Part Deux

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A few weeks back, Sprudge.com had the distinct pleasure of joining our partners Counter Culture Coffee and La Marzocco on their inaugural "Works In Progress" road show, visiting Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Durham, and points in between. We're excited to announce that this week we'll be hopping back in the Cortado Minivan and heading out to … [Read more...]

Southeast Regional Barista Competition Dates Leaked

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Breaking here exclusively on Sprudge.com, we've got the official unofficial dates and info for the second event in the 2013 United States Barista Championship regional event schedule. The Southeast Regional Barista Competition will be held in Atlanta, Georgia starting Friday, November 30th; finals will be held on Sunday, December 2nd; and the … [Read more...]

Batdorf And Bronson Opens In Ponce City Market [Video]

Some striking images out of Atlanta, where Batdorf & Bronson have opened their newest Dancing Goats espresso bar. We're following up from last June, when we first mentioned Batdorf & Bronson Atlanta's role in the exciting new Ponce City Market project, the restoration of a 2 million square foot, 14 story building originally built in 1926 in … [Read more...]

St. Louis, Atlanta, Your Brew Fate Is Wednesday

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Happening this Wednesday, August 1st, baristas in St. Louis and Atlanta will be pitted against each other in steel cage Skype death match brew battle of gargantuan proportions. Blood and tears will no doubt be shed, as individual baristas compete for fabulous prizes and municipal bragging rights are established. Let's turn to the official Facebook … [Read more...]

ATL: Batdorf & Bronson Anchors New Ponce City Market

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Confidential to Sprudge readers, re: our news gathering methods. Sometimes we learn about schtuff from Facebook! And skulking there, on the mother of all social media apparati, we did discover some exciting news coming out of the City Too Busy To Hate. Spotted via Jason Dominy's Facebook: We're hiring for FT baristas for our new Ponce City … [Read more...]

It’s Pronounced “Winner”: Matt Ludwikowski

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Your 2012 Southeast Brewers Cup Champion is Matt Ludwikowski of Octane Coffee in Atlanta, GA. Congratulate him on Twitter @mattlud - congratulations, Matt, from all of us at Sprudge.com. Matt earns travel and free entry to the 2012 Brewers Cup finals, held in conjunction with the USBC in Portland, Oregon. Matt competes for Octane Coffee, a cafe … [Read more...]

SERBC Recap: Day One, Part Two

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Please enjoy these curated live-tweets, pics, and videos from the first day of SERBC in Atlanta. Our presence here this weekend was made possible by Curtis, whose Gold Cup brewer will be providing samples of all the coffees used by this year’s Brewers Cup competitors. It’s our pleasure to serve the barista community by covering these events – you … [Read more...]

SERBC Recap: Day One, Part One

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Please enjoy these curated live-tweets, pics, and videos from the first day of SERBC in Atlanta. Our presence here this weekend was made possible by Curtis, whose Gold Cup brewer will be providing samples of all the coffees used by this year's Brewers Cup competitors. It's our pleasure to serve the barista community by covering these events - you … [Read more...]

SE Brewers Cup Quick Reference Schedule

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Day One - Friday, February 10th - 23 competitors, beginning at 1pm: 1. 1:00PM Zach Neuman, Cafe Helios, Raleigh, NC @zoneuman 2. 1:08PM Jason Dominy, Batdorf & Bronson, ATL @jasondominy 3. 1:16PM Brian Duggan, Counter Culture Coffee, Washington DC @dugganasaurus 4. 1:24PM Spencer Keady, Independent, Fredericksburg, VA … [Read more...]

Geekfest: UK & US Southeast Barista Comps Streaming Live!

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The "United Kingdom Barista Competition South East" and the "United States Southeast Regional Barista Competition" are streaming live AT THE SAME TIME! The UK Barista Competition South East "Heat" is taking place this weekend and streaming live via James Hoffmann's MacBook. Kudos, James! The US Southeast Regional Barista Competition is … [Read more...]