6 Barista Champions Reflect On Their Totally Epic Trip To Kenya


In December 2013, Sprudge.com traveled to Kenya with six champion baristas as part of the Cafe Imports Origin Trip. We visited coffee exporters, millers, cuppers, and farmers in Nairobi, Thika, and Nyeri. The prize trip also took champions to the Masaai Mara game reserve on the border of Tanzania, where baristas spent two nights on safari at the … [Read more...]

New Episode: This Week’s “Coffee Uncut” Podcast Is All About Espresso


Whoa, it's time for Episode 6 of Coffee Uncut, an original podcast series hosted by Alexandra Littlejohn. In this very special episode, Alex talks all things espresso with Devin Chapman (Coava Coffee Roasters), Devorah Freudiger (Equator Coffees), and Ryan Soeder (Counter Culture Coffee). Store it on your phone, listen to it on the go, and tweet … [Read more...]

La Marzocco Linea Love Campaign – A Look Back At All The Lovin’


For the last month, coffee enthusiasts of all stripes have been submitting writing, drawings, videos, pictures, and songs to Linea Love, a La Marzocco USA campaign to celebrate the La Marzocco Linea. Since 1990, the Linea has been the heart of so many cafes around the world, pumping and pumping, day in and day out, while shaping generations of … [Read more...]

SCBRC Champion Opens “Cafe Lorenzo” Pop-Up In Costa Rica


Imagine waking up each morning in Costa Rica to the sounds and smells of hand-ground coffee, brewed via Aeropress by a certified barista champion. This was our reality on the Cafe Imports Origin trip, and it came courtesy of Cuvee Coffee's own Lorenzo Perkins. Throughout the trip, it was dubbed Cafe Lorenzo, and each day the cafe was situated in … [Read more...]

Your Six NWRBC Finalist Interviews – A Video Treasury

While the NWRBC ended last week, we've been working like busy little beavers to get these video interviews ready. Sprudge.com sat down with all 6 NWRBC finalists, talented baristas who were generous enough with their time to answer our questions. These videos are snapshots of a moment in time; the interviews were a joy to conduct, and we're very … [Read more...]

Sprudge Sunday Magazine – Issue #3 (Coava Coffee’s Devin Chapman)


In the tradition of the Onion’s Sunday Magazine, welcome to Sprudge Sunday Magazine. In our third issue we’re celebrating Devin Chapman, your 2013 Northwest Regional Barista Champion. This is Mr. Chapman's second consecutive NWRBC victory for Coava Coffee, and we'll see him compete again at the 2013 United States Barista Championship in … [Read more...]

USBC Finalists: An Interview With Chapman


Our 2012 USBC coverage was made possible by direct support from Stumptown Coffee Roasters. We had a chance to sit down digitally with Devin Chapman, of Portland's Coava Coffee Roasters, one of 6 finalists in the 2012 United States Barista Championship. Mr. Chapman was the 2012 NW Regional champ; be prepared to deal with Devin as a competition … [Read more...]

Coava’s Chapman Is NWRBC Champ, Man


For the first time ever, the same competitor has won a Regional Barista and Brewers Cup event. It's Devin Chapman of Coava Coffee Roasters, in Portland, Oregon. Devin repeats his Brewers Cup win from 2011. This is his first #NWRBC win. Devin will represent Portland on his home turf this April, when the SCAA brings the United States Barista … [Read more...]