Coffee Collective Cuts The Cheese (With Coffee)

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Cheese and red wine is about as classic a combination as it gets, but Klaus Thomsen, 2006 World Barista Champion and founder of The Coffee Collective in Copenhagen says that he's never found it to be a pairing that works that well. He's a much bigger fan of pairing coffee and cheese--so much so that he is partnering with Danish dairy Arla to make a … [Read more...]

The Very Best of Day Two At The 2014 Big Central Barista Competition

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Welcome to Sprudge.com’s recap coverage of Day Two from the 2014 Big Central Regional Barista Competition in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Sprudge.com’s coverage of this event is made possible by direct support from the event’s hosts, Cafe Imports, Wilbur Curtis Co., and Nuova Simonelli, whose Aurelia T3 espresso machine is the competition standard … [Read more...]

Host Watch: UNIC Unveils New Dosamat Collaboration With Mahlkonig

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We're winding down our new product coverage from Host 2013 in Milan - you can relive it all right here in our Host archives - with a look at some of the new innovations showcased by our friends and partners at UNIC, whose booth was popping off with events and cocktails all weekend long in Milan. Like many European manufacturers, UNIC chose Host … [Read more...]

The “Cosby Classic” May Be Our Favorite Fall Coffee Drink Ever

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Chicago's The Wormhole, at 1462 N Milwaukee Ave, are now serving up what might be the best drink of the season. It's called the "Cosby Classic", and it's crafted with "spro, nanners, pudding, and more". More from Wormhole's General Manager Stevie Baka: Look: What with all the enthusiasm for Pumpkin Spice Lattes (PSL) these days, … [Read more...]

PDX: Quin Candy Shop Makes Coffee Lollipops And Gum Drops

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File under #deloshes. Shops are still in build out mode within the brand new Union Way shopping complex on SW Stark Street, but Quin candy shop is up and running, having already earned considerable buzz from Portland Monthly, The Oregonian, and Cool Hunting. We're buzzing about their coffee confectionaries, including coffee gum drops and coffee … [Read more...]

Sacramento: Chocolate Fish Coffee & Aimal Forsoli Team Up For Prix Fixe Dinner

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Sacramento's Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters are throwing a dinner party on July 27th with one of the city's hottest young culinary bucks at the helm. Chef Aimal Formoli's menu really has us buzzing, and why? Because each of the four courses is made with coffee! Sprudge.com received an exclusive inside look at some of the dishes Aimal Formoli is … [Read more...]

London: Ace Hotel Shoreditch Cafe Opening Soon, Looking For A Manager

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The boutique darlings at Ace Hotel have teamed up in the past with Stumptown Coffee Roasters for locations in Portland and New York City. Now Ace has joined forces with Square Mile Coffee Roasters in London for a new cafe project in their as-yet unopened Shoreditch digs. But get this: The Ace Cafe needs a manager - and it could be you! We … [Read more...]

Taste Test: Cappuccino Crunch, A Coffee Flavored Cereal

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Do you start your day off right with a heaping bowl of Cocoa Puffs and a big old pot of coffee? Do you ever wish you could put coffee and Cocoa Puffs together? What's wrong with you? Can't you be happy with what you have? Don't you think you've got enough already? Of course you don't. You want it all. Thanks to a man named Michael Abrams, now … [Read more...]