An Interview With Devin Loong, Australian Brewers Cup Champion

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There really was a lot going on at the 2014 Melbourne International Coffee Expo. In addition to covering major global coffee events like the World Latte Art Championships, World Coffee In Good Spirits Championships, and World Cup Tasters Championships, we also managed to peel off Twitter and photo coverage from the weekend's Australian national … [Read more...]

A Schedule For The 2014 Brewers Cup Finals

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Finals Sunday is happening today at the 2014 United States Barista Championship. Concurrently we'll also see finals action for the 2014 United States Brewers Cup competition. Here's your top 6 Brewers Cup finalists, and the times they'll be performing today. All times Pacific. Photo by Charlie Burt for Sprudge.com.  1. 10:00 James Tooil, Argo … [Read more...]

An Interview With Todd Goldsworthy, Southwest Brewers Cup Champion

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The 2014 United States Coffee Championship regional season is now over, and competition fans in the United States now have a new roster of champions and a complete field of competitors for the impending national event, held April 24th-27th in Seattle, Washington. Sprudge.com will be there live to cover the event in Seattle, and are proud to serve … [Read more...]

An Interview With Honor Forte, Northwest Brewers Cup Champion

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The 2014 United States Coffee Championship regional season is now over, following an epic battle in Los Angeles at the Big Western coffee competition event. Competition fans in the United States now have a new roster of champions and a complete field of competitors for the impending national event, held April 24th-27th in Seattle, Washington. … [Read more...]

An Interview With Todd Carmichael, North East Brewers Cup Champ!

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Todd Carmichael, co-founder and green buyer for La Colombe, is your new 2014 North East Brewers Cup champion! Mr. Carmichael is known around the world as the host of The Travel Channel's "Dangerous Grounds" television program, and as a former columnist for Esquire Magazine. Where to even begin? Todd Carmichael is a divisive figure, and we've … [Read more...]

An Interview With Jonathan Bonchak, South East Brewers Cup Champ!

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For the second consecutive year, Jonathan "Peaches" Bonchak of Counter Culture Coffee is your South East Brewers Cup champion! Mr. Bonchak, who manages wholesale sales for Counter Culture at their Durham, North Carolina headquarters, now moves on to compete at the United States Brewers Cup Championship this April in Seattle. He also took home a … [Read more...]

Meet Your 2014 Northeast Brewers Cup Finalists

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Here they are, your brand new class of Brewers Cup finalists! These six baristas represent the very best in hand-poured coffee in the Northeastern United States. They’ve already competed once to get here; tomorrow they’ll battle again, fighting the chance to be called Brewers Cup Champion for their region, and move on to compete at the United … [Read more...]

Last Week With Ben Blake – Week of January 18th, 2014

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The Big Eastern Barista Championship is in full swing this weekend in Durham, NC—and while coffee professionals from all over the country participate in the festivities, we’ve got you covered here on Sprudge with all the latest coffee news and links. Big Eastern! Sprudge is on site in Durham to bring you up-to-the-minute coverage of the … [Read more...]

Meet Your 2014 Southeast Brewers Cup Finalists

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Here they are, your brand new class of Brewers Cup finalists! These six baristas represent the very best in hand-poured coffee in the Southeast United States. They've already competed once to get here; tomorrow they'll battle again, fighting the chance to be called Brewers Cup Champion for their region, and move on to compete at the United States … [Read more...]

An Interview With Lorenzo Perkins, South Central Brewers Cup Champ!

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A thunderclap of punches. A flurry of delivered blows, each more bruising than the next. Mere words do not do justice to the gustatory fisticuffs adjourned last weekend at the Big Central Brewers Cup. Competitors from throughout the great midwestern states of America fought hand to hand in the squared circle – literally, in a boxing ring – before … [Read more...]

Intelligentsia’s George Burnett, Your New North Central Brewers Cup Champ

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Amidst the heated battle of last weekend's Big Central Barista Competition, a no-less-ferocious tournament of champions took place on the Brewers Cup stage. Competitors from throughout the great midwestern states of America fought hand to hand in the squared circle - literally, in a boxing ring - before finally, one of them could be declared … [Read more...]

5 Top Cafes In Wellington, Explored By World Brewers Cup Champ Erin McCarthy

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Memphis Belle (38 Dixon St, Te Aro) - I started my Sunday at Memphis Belle, a small, corner cafe in the Te Aro neighborhood. The cafe is about three years old, and is adorable and cozy. I’ve never been to Memphis, so I can’t speak to that authenticity, but I have been to Louisiana and it felt very 'Nawlins to me, with lots of mismatched mid century … [Read more...]

Sprudge Sunday Magazine – Issue #15 (World Brewers Cup Champ Erin McCarthy)

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Welcome to Sprudge Sunday Magazine – “Specialty Coffee’s Cover Page.” Our new cover star is Erin McCarthy, your 2013 World Brewers Cup Champion! Mr. McCarthy is a machine tech for Counter Culture Coffee in New York City. We've already published a full report on Mr. McCarthy's routine in this feature from last night, but couldn't resist the … [Read more...]

The Best Coffee Brewer On Planet Earth: Erin McCarthy, World Brewers Cup Champ!

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Breaking here live from Melbourne, we're overjoyed to report that 2013 United States Brewers Cup Champion Erin McCarthy has sealed the deal on the world's biggest stage - he's your 2013 World Brewers Cup champion!  Erin traveled, competed, and won (!) alongside his dedicated brewing coaches Katie Carguilo (Counter Culture Coffee, 2012 United States … [Read more...]

Meet Your 2013 World Brewers Cup Finalists – Complete Finals Schedule!

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Here they are, your 2013 World Brewers Cup Finalists! They'll compete for global glory on Sunday, May 26th beginning at 10:05 AM - livestream is available here courtesy of World Coffee Events. Original photography by Harald Johnson Vøyle for Sprudge.com. (Not pictured: Canadian champion Joshua Tarlo)   1. 10:05 Sang Ho Park, … [Read more...]

The Best Cup Of Coffee In America: Erin McCarthy, Brewers Cup Champ

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A hearty congratulations to Erin McCarthy, your 2013 United States Brewers Cup Champion! Mr. McCarthy is a technician for Counter Culture Coffee in New York City, and he becomes the first person not named Andy Sprenger to win the US Brewers Cup. Counter Culture colleague Jonathan Bonchak placed second, and together they celebrated their victory … [Read more...]