Last Week With Ben Blake — Week Of August 17th, 2013


Maybe you spent the last week like me, trying to watch all the seasons of Breaking Bad while simultaneously moving. Maybe you were copy and pasting press releases for a hot new breaking blog post, or perhaps you forced yourself into going on a technology fast. Whatever the case may be, here’s the last week’s worth of Sprudge Certified Content, … [Read more...]

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...]

A Little City Of Good: Drinking Great Coffee In Spokane, Washington

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“Why anyone would pay four dollars for a cup of coffee when you can get whole bag for the same price, I don’t know.” My grandfather is a gentle man, but a lion-hearted capitalist. At 92 his mind is still as polished as the gold money clip he carries in his left pocket. For as long as it has anchored him to the world, the clip has framed the face … [Read more...]

Restaurant Week: A Haole In Honolulu At Alan Wong’s


[dropcap]E[/dropcap]verything around us sounds like money—the airy laughter of middle-aged Japanese women like the faint jangle of coins at the bottom of a purse; the thick guffawing of businessmen unfettered by the top buttons of their designer aloha shirts; the dull clink of knives on plates after a thickness of steak. I'm sipping a $14 Mai Tai … [Read more...]

Unpaid Intern: Weekly Weekend Week In Review For 10/27/2012


Like clockwork, every Saturday our intrepid intern Joanna Han (@joannakarenina) provides us with a delightful run-down of the best in This Week's Sprudgery. We are going to write her such a nice letter of rec someday. Enjoy! Let’s Talk Pergamino: While in Medellin, Colombia earlier this month for the Let’s Talk Coffee conference, your Sprudge … [Read more...]

Roseline Coffee: Portland’s Brand New Microroaster


Hanna Neuschwander is the author of Left Coast Roast, and a regular contributor to Portland Monthly, Edible Seattle, and Willamette Week. She is also the managing editor of Democracy & Education, a scholarly journal published by Portland's Lewis & Clark College Graduate School of Education and Counseling. This is her first feature for … [Read more...]

Unpaid Intern: Weekly Weekend Week In Review for 10/6/2012


It has been a massively busy week for your editors - who knew "doing journalism" would be so much darn work! This week's WWWIR is brought to you by our trusty intern, Joanna Han, with edits and additions made live from a converted ranchero estate somewhere in the mountains of Antioquia, Colombia. Take it away, Joanna! Let’s Talk Coffee … [Read more...]

Reading Rainbrew: Left Coast Roast Event In San Francisco


Following up on our Left Coast Roast coverage from August, the book's author, Hanna Neuschwander, will be hosting a "reading" and Coffee 101 demo next week in San Francisco. This event kicks off at 6pm on Monday, October 15th, and is being hosted at the Coffee Bar SF location in Potrero Hill (1890 Bryant Street). Sprudge spoke briefly about the … [Read more...]

Reading Rainbrew: Left Coast Roast


We just love Hanna Neuschwander's new book, out next week by Timber Press and titled "Left Coast Roast: A Guide To The Best Coffee And Roasters From San Francisco To Seattle." Neuschwander's book is a complete guide to Northern California and Pacific Northwest coffee roasters, both large and small, from Seattle's Best Coffee to Kuma, Boyd's to … [Read more...]