10 Videos From Barista Nation Portland Now Available

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On Friday, October 17th a Portland, Oregon edition of Barista Nation was held at the brand new Seattle Coffee Gear showroom in Northwest Portland. Barista Nation is a globe traveling coffee education and community building event series, and Barista Nation PDX featured seminars and workshops geared toward the home barista. The whole thing was … [Read more...]

There Are At Least 14 Reasons To Attend Barista Nation Portland This Year

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Home baristas, hold on to your butts! Barista Nation Portland is fast approaching, with an epic home-barista-targeted event on Friday, October 17th, 2014. The event is hosted by Seattle Coffee Gear at its Portland location (26 NW 23rd Place), with more than a dozen wild throwdowns, no-holds-barred talks, and innovative labs. Not to mention free … [Read more...]

20 Memorable Moments From Barista Nation Denver

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Janet Jackson had Rhythm Nation. Boutros Boutros-Ghali had the United Nations. And we here at Sprudge have Barista Nation, a globetrotting series of international coffee lectures, demos, and hangouts presented by our friends and partners at UNIC, makers of fine espresso machines based in Nice, France with US headquarters in Washington State. We've … [Read more...]

The World’s Biggest Free Coffee Education Series Is Coming To Denver

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We're excited to announce open registration for the next Barista Nation event, being held the weekend of July 25th-27th in Denver, Colorado at Galvanize (1062 Delaware St.). This will be our 8th event with Barista Nation, a globetrotting series of coffee lectures, presentations, and parties that's been hosted in cities like Montreal, Paris, … [Read more...]

How Was Barista Nation Montreal? It. Was. Everything.

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Earlier this month we took part in Barista Nation Montreal, a gathering of coffee professionals, enthusiasts, and observers from across North America, hosted by our friends and partners at UNIC. This was an intimate, congenial gathering, our 7th time attending a Barista Nation event, and a wonderful introduction to the people and personalities who … [Read more...]

Montreal Stars: International Coffee Professionals To Speak At Barista Nation March 31

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Barista Nation Montreal takes place all day on Monday, March 31st. An international panel of speakers will lead lectures, panels, and workshops for Montreal coffee professionals and enthusiasts alike, including sessions presented by Sprudge.com founders Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen, Barista Magazine founder & editor Sarah Allen, UNIC … [Read more...]

Montreal: Barista Nation Is Coming March 31st (And We’ll Be There)

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On March 31st, 2014 Sprudge.com will be taking our first-ever trip to Montreal, to present as speakers at the first-ever Barista Nation event in Quebec. We're longtime supporters of Barista Nation, an international event series geared towards educating coffee professionals and engaging speciality coffee enthusiasts through talks, tastings, demos, … [Read more...]

12 Incredible Things That Happened At Kansas City Barista Nation

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Kansas City, Missouri, and its attendant smaller cities and suburbs, might just be home to some of the most passionate baristas in the world. Companies like The Roasterie, Topeka's PT's Coffee and St. Louis' Kaldi's have helped create a vibrant scene that centralizes itself in the KCMO area. About The Coffee, a mom and pop espresso supply and tech … [Read more...]

The Incredible Kansas City Caffeine Crawl

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Sprudge.com co-founder, First Tiger, editor, and creative director Zachary Carlsen recently attended the Kansas City Caffeine Crawl. He survived - just barely - and this is his true story.  When I was given the opportunity to attend last week's three-day long Kansas City edition of the Caffeine Crawl, well, can we be real here for a second? I … [Read more...]

What Do Auckland And Kansas City Have In Common?

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What do Auckland, New Zealand and Kansas City, Missouri have in common? In early November, Sprudge.com co-founders Zachary Carlsen and Jordan Michelman will be speaking at events in these lovely cities. No, seriously. In Auckland, Jordan Michelman will be speaking alongside Peter Giuliano (SCAA Symposium), Al Keating (Coffee Supreme NZ), and … [Read more...]

The 25 Coolest Moments At LA’s Hottest Party

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Barista Nation Los Angeles - known far and wide on various social media platforms as #BNLA - went down this past weekend in Montebello, California, and was by all rights a smashing success for all involved. Your Sprudge Editors were on hand to address the crowd as featured presenters, but in reality we were just one small part of a day jam packed … [Read more...]

Last Week With Ben Blake — Week Of August 17th, 2013

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Maybe you spent the last week like me, trying to watch all the seasons of Breaking Bad while simultaneously moving. Maybe you were copy and pasting press releases for a hot new breaking blog post, or perhaps you forced yourself into going on a technology fast. Whatever the case may be, here’s the last week’s worth of Sprudge Certified Content, … [Read more...]

Barista Nation LA Will Be The Hottest Event Of The Year

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Hold on to your butts! Barista Nation is coming back to the Southlands with an epic Los Angeles event on September 28th, 2013. The event is hosted by Wilbur Curtis Company at their HQ (6913 Acco Street, Montebello), and the thrilling talks and high impact labs are some of the most daring and outrageous we've ever seen on a coffee event … [Read more...]

5 Questions With Sauro Dall’Aglio, Jedi of the UNIC Stella Di Caffe

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There's a lot of stuff to see and do here at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo, and we don't just mean watching the barista competitions. Expect loads more content from us in the coming days on the booths, gear, and people of MICE. One of those exhibitors here this weekend are our friends and partners at UNIC Stella di Cafe, who are showing … [Read more...]

Barista Nation Talks Videos Go Live On Youtube

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We've got a pretty fun series of interviews to share with you today, all sourced from the Barista Nation Satellite Cafe that happened at the 2013 SCAA Event. An important part of the Satellite Cafe was a series of Barista Nation Talks, with speakers from throughout various parts of the industry. These videos were filmed for Barista Nation by … [Read more...]

5 Questions With Devorah Freudiger of Equator Coffees & Teas

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In addition to competing for Equator Coffees & Teas at the 2013 United States Barista Championship, Devorah Freudiger volunteered at the Barista Nation Satellite Cafe, part of the SCAA Event. Dang, Devorah, that's a lot of work! We sat down with her to find out how it all went with a game of 5 Questions. 1. You worked at the Barista Nation … [Read more...]