2013 NW Brewers Cup Finalists! Complete Schedule

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Meet your top 6 2013 NW Brewers Cup finalists! These 6 bold, beautiful brewers will compete on Finals Sunday for a chance at prizes, glory, and a first-round bye at the 2013 USBC Brewers Cup in Boston. Here they all, in all their glory! 9:17AM Ben Jones, Batdorf & Bronson, Olympia, WA @batdorfcoffee 9:47AM Jeremy Richards, Coava Coffee … [Read more...]

Batdorf And Bronson Coffee Ambush CNN Newsroom

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What's a coffee ambush, exactly? It's when a bunch of passionate coffee experts come together to drop knowledge and meld minds across the workplaces of America. Communities blend, doors are kicked down (metaphorically, of course), and lives are changed, or at least the part in people's lives where they make and drink coffee. It looks like a lot of … [Read more...]

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...]

Nashville: Friday Night Iron Tamper Competition

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Nashville area brothers and sisters, lend us your ear, for we have something to tell you: Iron Tamper Competition is on like Donkey Kong. Get on down to the Ugly Mug (1886 Eastland Avenue) this coming Friday night, and be prepared to get jiggy with it, in outer space, on top of a big pizza pie with fireworks in the background. What's an Iron … [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...]

B&B, Kaldi’s Stop, Collaborate and Listen

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Breaking late Monday evening PST here on Sprudge, news that ATL/Olympia based coffee roasters Batdorf & Bronson and St. Louis' Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Company have teamed up together for an innovative, radical roasting collaboration. The deets: Two Guatemalan coffees, uniquely roasted, shipped between St. Louis and Atlanta, blended in equal … [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...]

Portland: Taste Industry Workshop

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Coming this Wednesday, July 11th, an event worth attending if you're in or around the Portland area...where the weather is absolutely gorgeous right now, BTW, topping out at around 80 and cooling into the mid-60s at night, but anyway. Our friends at Batdorf and Bronson have teamed up with the American Barista and Coffee School, Migration Brewing, … [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...]

Safehouse Coffee Rebuilding In Griffin

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Good news out of Griffin, Georgia: Our friends at Safehouse have begun to rebuild their roastery and cafe after a fire destroyed nearly everything shortly before the Southwest Regional Barista Competition. In the fire's wake, Daniel Thompson and Dut Goodman of Batdorf & Bronson drove out to Safehouse to provide customers pour overs; a few weeks … [Read more...]

Uncle Morty’s Hanukkah Coffee Gift Guide

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Hello there! I'm Uncle Morty Mendelbaum, loosely related somewhere down the line to Sprudge.com lead writer Jordan Michelman. We keep in touch; I flew out for his bar mitzvah, and he comes and sees his uncle Morty whenever he's in the Phoenix / Scottsdale area. Anyway, my half-nephew (or whatever facacta relation he is to me) and his business … [Read more...]

Atlanta: Jason Dominy’s Coffee Tour of the PNW

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Batdorf and Bronson's Jason Dominy is just getting home from a long weekend spent in the Pacific Northwest, and boy howdy, he brought back some coffee. Atlanta area residents can join Jason for a mind-boggling jaunt through the West Coast coffee scene on Thursday night, 7pm, at the Batdorf and Bronson Atlanta (1530 Carroll Dr. NW). Just look at … [Read more...]