Tram Depot in Rome, Italy.
La Marzocco in Florence, Italy.
New Sanremo espresso machines and grinders debut at HOST.
La learning Curva.
The second edition of the Italian AeroPress Championship took place in Milan on March 1st, and saw Davide Berti of La Chichera Cafe win the title. This is the second consecutive year we’ve covered this event on Sprudge, following the inaugural launch of the Italian AeroPress Championship in 2014. The three judges of the competition were […]
A Roman barista, dressed in a fetching bow tie and burgundy vest, drags a porcelain saucer across the counter towards me. Around him, Italians storm the bar with espresso orders, waving dockets in a violent bid for his precious attention. The barista, however, is oblivious. Staring into the distance with intense focus, he’s in what […]
Ditta Artigianale is one example of a nascent trend in Italy: a specialty coffee shop in Italy, a country where coffee is “espresso” by definition and filter brewing methods are almost unknown. Opened a little over six months ago in Florence by Francesco Sanapo, three-time Italian Barista Champion, Ditta Artigianale takes up the challenge of combining the tradition […]
Whoa. Our friends and partners at Dalla Corte Espresso Systems put together a video and nobody here was prepared it. Its sheer out-of-left-field brilliance left us all at Sprudge HQ in shock: three minutes of Paolo Dalla Corte, the man behind the DC Pro espresso machine, completely wailing on a three-group with a crowbar. The action starts at 0:57. He just […]
The 2014 World Aeropress Championship went down last week in Rimini, Italy, during the global coffee hubbub of the World Barista Championship. The event happened at the Turquoise Beach Club, with the warm sand and flowing drinks lending an appropriately festive air to the culminating event of a raucous, freewheeling year of national Aeropress championships. Competitive coffee brewing […]
Meet the 2014 World Barista Championship Semi-Finalists! They’ll compete against one another on Wednesday, June 11th beginning at 10:00AM Central European Time Zone (UTC+01:00) – convert this to your local time here. Congratulations to all 12! Get caught up by watching their Round One routines below. Follow @SprudgeLive on Twitter tomorrow for our live play-by-play commentary from Rimini. Watch the 2014 World Barista Championship live stream, […]
This is your quick reference schedule for Semi-Finals at the 2014 World Barista Championship, hosted by World Coffee Events in Rimini, Italy. Your official WBC Livestream is available here. All times are in CET. Conversion tables for your local time are available here. Sprudge.com is proud to serve as an Official Media Partner of World Coffee Events throughout the 2014 season. For play-by-play coverage of […]
From an opening field of 54 baristas, we’re now left with just 6; these are your 2014 World Barista Championship Finalists. Rare air indeed, with 5 brand new finalists this year representing some of the very best coffee companies on the planet. There are no front runners anymore, as each of these six champions are […]
The hash tag WBC 2014.
This is your quick reference schedule for Round One of the 2014 World Barista Championship, hosted by World Coffee Events in Rimini, Italy. The opening field includes 54 baristas total, each eligible to advance based on points to the Semi Finals Round of 18. Official WBC Livestream is available here. Conversion tables for your local time are available here. Sprudge.com is proud to serve as […]
Buongiorno! And welcome to Sprudge.com’s coverage of the 2014 World Barista Championship, live from Rimini, Italy. This is our fifth (!) season of covering the WBC, and this year is shaping up to be one for the ages, with a wide open field of top barista talent around the world and plenty of room for […]