Last Week With Ben Blake – Week Of July 20th, 2013

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Maybe you spent the last week sweltering in a heat wave, or maybe you were busy living off of nothing but Starbucks. Whatever the case may be, here’s all the coffee news you missed in the last 7 days —all in one spot. It’s like an iced green tea with a splash of OJ, only way more refreshing. Survey: Staff-writer Alex Bernson unleashed his … [Read more...]

Seattle: Caffe Ladro’s Gorgeous New Cafe In South Lake Union


As luck would have it, a few weeks back one of Your Sprudge Editors just happened to be in Seattle for the soft opening of Caffe Ladro's drop-dead incredible stunning new cafe at 1800 9th Avenue, in the South Lake Union / Paramount Theater / bus station district. South Lake Union is growing, bumping, infused with a heaping heck-load of Paul Allen … [Read more...]

BGA and Present: NWRBC PrepFest 2013


It's been strange days so far for the 2013 United States Barista Championship competition cycle, with the kick-off event - the Northeast Regional Barista Competition - postponed due to complications from Super Storm Sandy. USBC regional action will finally get under way next week at the Southeast Regional Barista Competition in Atlanta, hosted by … [Read more...]

Seattle: La Marzocco’s “Roaster’s Showcase”

Will there be a RyLa sighting? Only time will tell!

Kicking off this Friday, October 5th, our partners at La Marzocco USA will be hosting the first "Roaster's Showcase" ongoing series of weekly espresso demonstrations. Roasters from Seattle, North America, and around the world are invited to submit their coffees for a chance to showcase in the LM lab. It's an open call for experimentation - a chance … [Read more...]

Seattle: Sip Mierisch Farms With Caffe Ladro


This Thursday, May 31st, thirsty Seattleites and Pacific Northwesterners of all stripes would do well to hit up the Caffe Ladro location in Fremont, where from 6pm onward they'll be brewing up some special new arrivals from the Mierisch family farms in Nicaragua. The event is being held in conjunction with #TNTNW, sponsored by Espresso Parts and … [Read more...]