The Wonders of the Coffee Bacon Jam Burger at Eggslut

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Chef Alvin Cailan's wildly popular Eggslut has recently graduated from food truck to full on all-day egg bar at Los Angeles' Grand Central Market. Eggslut has been a bit of a cult favorite among LA coffee aficionados thanks to the truck's roving tour outside some of the cities best cafes, and the affection is certainly mutual. To prove his love of … [Read more...]

A Giant Coffee Party Happened Last Week In Sydney

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On Friday, November 8th, the city of Sydney hosted one of the largest coffee parties in its history at Single Origin Roasters. Sprudge.com correspondent Matt Davis was on hand to observe at the event - these are his photos, notes, and soy / drag observations. For all that it's worth, coffee was the real winner on the day as 350 of the state's … [Read more...]

NYC: Baristas, Bloomingdale’s, Brooklyn, and Bingo!

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New York City is buzzing with events this weekend! NYC - where the "C" stand for coffee! There are two really cool coffee events happening on Saturday, November 10th - and to the untrained eye they seem to be clashing - but if you play your cards right you can make it to both and still have enough time for Le Bingo with Linda Simpson at Le Poisson … [Read more...]

Barista Nation LA Part 2: Blazing Orange County Nights

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As requested, above you can find a slow-motion video presentation of our HunkShot: Hoop Dreams feature. Read a recap of day one at #BNLA here. On the hottest September 15th in SoCal history, Barista Nation LA drew well over a hundred attendees from throughout the Southwest to the Beyond The Grind warehouse in the tech canyons of industrial … [Read more...]

Pillow Talk: Handsome’s Mike Phillips Grinds In NYC

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The menfolk at Handsome Coffee Roasters may be based in Los Angeles, but that hasn't stopped them from taking a bite out of the Big Apple. HCR Owner and World Barista Champion Mike Phillips recently spent ten days in New York City, a whirlwind work-fun combo trip wherein Mr. Phillips did the following: served free iced coffee at the Brooks Brothers … [Read more...]

Sprudge AV Club: NERBC Video Compendium

Pulled from our ever-expanding YouTube channel, here's a look back at the 2012 Northeast Regional Barista Competition in video form. There's more to come throughout the week so be sure to subscribe to us on the Youtubes and keep an eye on our Facebooks. Without further ado, the videos: [youtube]NSS3kYqkN3E[/youtube] Here's Park Brannen, … [Read more...]

Another Theft Heightens Security at #WBC2011

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World Barista Champion Michael Phillips was brewing coffee at the WBC Brew Bar late this afternoon when his Canon DSLR was brazenly swiped from the counter. This marks the second reported theft at WBC 2011, and security is being tightened accordingly. Entries are now cautioned at the door to hold on to their personal affects. We met outside with … [Read more...]

SHOCK: WORLD BARISTA CHAMPION, TOP STAFF RESIGN FROM INTELLIGENTSIA

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Breaking news tonight: Tyler Wells, Chris Owens, and reigning World Barista Champion Michael Phillips have resigned from their positions with Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea. Intelli's Marketing Director Stephen Morrissey confirmed this report and spoke exclusively to Sprudge: "Tyler, Chris and Michael are all extremely talented and lovely guys. … [Read more...]