A sweet goodbye to Omotesando Koffee in Tokyo, Japan.
Our London staff writer goes to Japan and tries ten different canned coffees.
The new tasting bar from Proud Mary Coffee Roasters.
The world is thirsty for Fika! The new book from Sprudge Paris staff writer Anna Brones and illustrator Johanna Kindvall has taken the internet by storm, garnering totes posi press from the likes of T Magazine, Huffington Post, Eater, and even the Swedish tabloids. Published by Crown Publishing imprint Ten Speed Press, Fika is an annotated […]
Earlier this month, I was lucky enough to get invited to an event that saw Kevin Bohlin and the folks from Saint Frank team up with Parallel 37 Chef Michael Rotondo, Sommelier Ryan Stetins, and Pastry Chef Andrea Correa to craft an eight-course meal that used and paired coffee, and coffee-related beverages, with a larder’s worth of […]
If there’s one thing the annual Specialty Coffee Association of America Event brings out—besides days of stimulating panels and conversations, and a host of innovations revealed on the show floor—it’s the party animal in coffee people. Combine that with the pan-continental draw of the World Barista Championship and, well, heck—you’ve got yourself a party calendar […]
And so it was that on the evening of April 15th, 2015, Sprudge co-founder Jordan Michelman attended an event in Calgary, Alberta hosted by our partners at Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters. Dubbed Cherry, the evening functioned on a wildly engaging premise: “What if we flew up some real-live coffee cherry for folks in Calgary […]
On the last Sunday of March—what may well have been the last warm Sunday of 2015—West Melbourne’s popular bottle shop and wine bar Clever Polly’s hosted its first birthday party. In that first year, Clever Polly’s has developed a reputation among Melbournians as the place to be for natural wine, specialty drink, and fine food; […]
In the constantly growing world of quality coffee, cafes and customers are spoilt for choice. There are progressively more boutique roasters popping up ready to supply the insatiable masses, and as such, multi-roaster cafes are becoming increasingly easier to find. One such multi-roaster, Melbourne’s Assembly, in Carlton, has been leading the pack for some time, featuring coffees from […]
Ah, London. For all its foibles, one of the best things about living in this huge and ever-changing city is that you can find a place to indulge just about any whim or desire. Want to eat every type of cereal you could ever possibly imagine with fantastical combinations of milk and toppings (Cap’n Crunch […]
It’s happening! After months of antsy patience, not unlike a dog with a biscuit on its nose, we are finally just a few short days away from the dawn of the 2015 London Coffee Festival, happening April 30th thru May 3rd at The Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch, East London. We’re thrilled to be an official media […]
You may have heard that marijuana is legal now in Washington State. With this festive sea change has come a torrent of new recreational marijuana products, from oils to concentrates to all manner of edibles. The merging of coffee and cannabis is inevitable, but for now at least, the available products are pretty circumspect. Still, this […]
Good coffee is increasingly finding a home in the culinary world. More and more restaurants around the world are upping their coffee game to something above “cursory”, from Atlanta to London, Amsterdam to Los Angeles. Those sad, thin pod days of yore, documented on Sprudge by Oliver Strand, seem to be increasingly in the rear view […]
The 2015 World Barista Championship is popping off in the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington. Exhibit Hall 4F is filled to the gills with eager baristas, beleaguered organizers, anxious well-wishers, stern security guards, and delicious complimentary cups of coffee. All the free coffee. Perhaps the best multi-roaster coffee bar in the world is operating right […]
The 2015 Melbourne International Coffee Expo is now done and dusted, along with all the usual barista competitions and trade show hijinks. And Let’s Talk Relationship Coffee is in the books, having brought dozens of producers to Melbourne for the first event of its kind in Australia. But this year, there was another exciting addition to […]
In just a few short days, leaders young and not as young from around the coffee world will gather together for the 2015 SCAA Symposium event in Seattle, happening April 8th and 9th. There’s an astounding five years worth of past Symposium coverage in our archives, and year after year, we come back to the […]