10 Luxury Espresso Machines From The Biggest Coffee Event In The World


This weekend, the senior editors of Sprudge tasked Charlie Burt of Kansas City to check out as many SCAA 2015 espresso machines as possible and document these sweet-as machines. From product launches to stunning customs to reimagined classics, this is a whiz-bang hot-rod look at the dopest, illest, and frankly sickest espresso machines of the 2015 … [Read more...]

Your Feet Need These Espresso Socks


There's a collaboration afoot between Betabrand, a San Francisco based retail clothing company and design incubator, and our friends and partners at Espresso Parts, who want to give your feet the coffee cred you've always secretly desired. The Espresso Sock three-pack is now live for your consideration on Betabrand's website, which uses the … [Read more...]

6 Curated Coffee Kits: The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide


It's the Holiday Season - and it's the time for gift guides. Sprudge.com's boutique, curated line of Ultimate Holiday Gift Guides are your one-stop-shop for the best in coffee. Please look for many more of our Ultimate, Authoritative, Indispensable Guides throughout the 2013 Holiday Season. This particular guide features some of the very best in … [Read more...]

Liz Clayton’s “Nice Coffee Time” Now Very Easy To Order

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  No longer plagued by the vagaries of international publishing, copies of Liz Clayton's new book, "Nice Coffee Time" just became easy to order through our friends and partners at Espresso Parts. No more flying to Tokyo and rooting around that giant department store book shop! Copies of Nice Coffee Time are available for $14.95, and … [Read more...]

Cyber Monday: 25% Off Lots of Stuff At Espresso Parts


It's Cyber Monday today, which means there are some gadzooks fabulous online deals out there for coffee shoppers and bean nerds. While your Sprudge.com staff is currently preparing our Ultimate 2012 Holiday Coffee Gift Guide (to be released later this week), we definitely want to point you towards a special deal happening today and today … [Read more...]

Atlanta: Batdorf & Friends Brew At TEDx Peachtree


Batdorf and Bronson is at TEDx: Peachtree today, happening at the fabulous Buckhead Theater! This event's theme is Transcend, and by the looks of the photographs, this concept is being embodied on the coffee side of things (although they aren't actually seving anything from Transcend - that would have been pretty cheeky). Led by Batdorf's coffee … [Read more...]

Seattle! Tomorrow! DJ Sprudge At #TNTNW


This weekend is Seattle CoffeeFest, and it's kicking off on Thursday night with a ginormous party at Seattle's own Neptune Coffee (8415 Greenwood Ave N). The event starts at 7:45 and is free to the public. The buy in to pour costs $5, and there's only 32 spots total, so get there early to secure your placement. There's also going to be a … [Read more...]

Streamer Coffee and Espresso Parts Open Tokyo Pro Shop


Hiroshi Sawada, the international latte art champion who famously donated his prize winnings to Coffee Kids, the man who travels with a latte art entourage, has opened the Barista Pro Shop in Japan. Co-branded with his company Streamer Coffee Company and Espresso Parts, the shop will offer equipment and support to coffee brewers in Tokyo. If … [Read more...]

Big Changes For Espresso Parts


After 20 years as the owners / operators of Espresso Parts, today an announcement was made public that Terry and Kelly Ziniewicz have sold their family business to Olympia-based investors, headed by of Espresso Part's acting GM, Melissa Myer. Excerpt comes from this blog post, on the informal family blog "Z Acres": From the humble beginnings … [Read more...]

PDX: EPNW Maintenance and Repair Class


This Friday, February 3rd there's a most excellent event being offered by long-time Sprudge sponsors Espresso Parts NW. This is a ground-level, top-to-bottom comprehensive one day course, aimed to arm the working barista, the cafe owner, or the machine head super nerd with everything he or she might need to take their espresso machine maintenance … [Read more...]

Uncle Morty’s Hanukkah Coffee Gift Guide


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...]

Stumptown Coffee Is Back In San Francisco


Phillip Ma, owner of multi-roaster cafe Ma'velous, poses for Sprudge.com with a five pound bag of Hairbender. Ma'velous is serving Stumptown Coffee in San Francisco, marking the first such wholesale account in the Bay Area.¹ When we visited this afternoon, Phillip was pulling Hairbender and offering Decaf Colombia La Piramide in a number of slow … [Read more...]