21 Illustrated Questions For Tim Wendelboe


When my boyfriend and I visited Oslo a few years ago, Tim Wendelboe the shop was at the top of our list of places to visit, somewhere above Munch Museum and Vigelandsparken. As we sat in the café and waited for our coffees to cool, Tim Wendelboe the man walked in. We stared and whispered like schoolchildren and contemplated asking him to sign our … [Read more...]

Thanks For Supporting Our Web Store! [NOW CLOSED]


Update #2: The Sprudge.com pop-up web store is now closed. Orders are now being fulfilled, to a bevy of soon-to-be-happy customers in every corner of the planet. Thank you for supporting our store! This was a wonderful experience for us, and a successful experiment. Special thanks to Joanna Han and Thomas Putman, our super talented design and admin … [Read more...]

10 Places To Eat, Drink, And Hang Out In Copenhagen


Sprudge contributor Joanna Han recently spent a fortnight traveling across Scandinavia, visiting some of the region’s very best coffee bars and roasteries, including Drop Coffee and the Solberg & Hansen concept shop. In her third feature from the trip, Ms. Han walks us through her very favorite places in Copenhagen, Denmark.  I spent much of … [Read more...]

Stockholm: You’d Guess That Drop Coffee Was Beautiful, And You’d Be Right


Sprudge contributor Joanna Han recently spent a fortnight traveling across Scandinavia, visiting some of the region's very best coffee bars and roasteries. In the first of a four-part series, she takes us inside the predictably gorgeous cafe and roastworks for Drop Coffee, in Stockholm, Sweden. This was my third visit to Stockholm, but I was no … [Read more...]

The Coffees of India: Pics And Notes From A Very Special Cupping


  Once she was the original intern for Sprudge.com, but now we've got Joanna Han writing paid features for us around Portland - and beyond! That's called working your way up, folks. Today she takes you to a cupping of rare and exotic Indian coffees at Portland Roasting Coffee, acquired by Nathanael May on his recent Wes Anderson-esque … [Read more...]

Portland’s Case Study Coffee Opens Second Location


Our intern, Joanna Han, recently had a chance to check out the brand new Case Study Coffee location in downtown Portland. Here's her exclusive take on the shop. Portland's own Case Study Coffee quietly soft-opened its second shop earlier this month in downtown Portland, directly across the street from the city's Central Library. Housed in the … [Read more...]

Unpaid Intern: Weekly Weekend Week In Review for 11/10/12


Our intrepid intern Joanna Han (@joannakarenina) succinctly recaps our wild and wacky week. Do you follow her on Instagram? Her photography is really quite delightful. And yes, she is definitely a real person.  Sprudge LIVE!: Are you following @SprudgeLive on Twitter yet? It’s our brand new Twitter handle dedicated exclusively to live … [Read more...]

Unpaid Intern: Weekly Weekend Week In Review For 11/3/2012


Presented by Joanna Han, our trusty intern, whose ability to file in time for Saturday morning is truly unparalleled. Halloween & Hurricanes: Hurricane Sandy had a big impact on the east coast this week, but the worst is definitely over, and we've been heartened to watch how folks across the region have come together to support each other … [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...]

Unpaid Intern: Weekly Weekend Week In Review for 10/20/2012


Our Scandinavia-obsessed, Portland-based intern Joanna Han publishes this gorgeous photo blog and tweets as @joannakarenina. Don't just compliment us on her weekly recap posts; share the love with her on Twitter. Think of it as Direct Trade. Nordic Roaster Forum: The sold-out Nordic Roaster Forum is happening this weekend in Stockholm, Sweden. … [Read more...]

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


It has been a massively busy week for your Sprudge.com 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...]

Unpaid Intern: Weekly Weekend Week In Review for 9/23/2012


Joanna Han is Sprudge.com's first-ever Real Live Unpaid Intern! Follow her on Twitter, and check out some of her cool photography on Bon Appetit! Good Coffee x Good Design: Good coffee loves a handsome contraption, so we had Sprudge.com staff writer Alex Bernson introduce three new coffee products “with design realness.” But wait, there's more. … [Read more...]

Unpaid Intern: Weekly Weekend Week In Review For 9/15/2012


We assure you, she's real! Follow our intern Joanna Han on Twitter @joannakarenina. The Week In Coffee Diaries: Dallis Bros Coffee’s John Moore was sent to Burundi to participate in the first-ever Cup of Excellence and has documented his adventures in an excellent diary series; FRSHGRND’s Aaron Fray updated his blog with a review of Malmö’s Te och … [Read more...]

Unpaid Intern: Weekly Weekend Week In Review For 9/8/2012


A look back at the week in coffee news, sourced by Sprudge's first-ever real live intern, Joanna Han! Village Voice: A few weeks ago, barista/tortured writer/accidental "Shit Barista's Say" impression Shane Barnes sounded off about customers in an editorial published in the Village Voice, entitled “How Not To Order An Espresso.” Sprudge.com was … [Read more...]

Weekly Weekend Week In Review For 9/1/2012


Meet our brand new intern, Joanna Han! Unlike our many other avatars, we assure you, she's real. Ms. Han will be providing us with weekly recaps of Sprudge content and assorted web ephemera each Saturday through the end of 2012. Stumptown’s Sparkling New HQ Now Open: The day before Stumptown Coffee Roasters held the grand opening ceremony of … [Read more...]