We interview Ben Morrow of St. Ali.
To die, to sleep.
A new coffee competition is coming to the USA.
Sweetleaf Coffee opened in Greenpoint. Greenpoint is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York.
A new Brooklyn cafe off the L.
Only Judy can judge me.
A London specialty company is moving to NYC.
Welcome to FIKA NYC.
About a year ago, I was walking in the East Village when I ran into Cindy, a former customer I hadn’t seen in years. Though I had been determined to find a friend’s coffee shop so I could use the facilities, I wanted to catch up with Cindy because she was the kind of customer […]
“What’s up with the name of that cafe?” A new feature on Sprudge series asks exactly that.
The north end of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, has not historically been considered a foodie hotbed. Good luck finding a selection of artisanal pickles there in 2013—hell, it used to be difficult to even find factory-made feta. But let’s say you blinked your eyes at the intersection of Flushing and Tompkins, an area most notable for giant […]
What’s in a name? A spro by any other name would taste just as sweet. But to a coffee shop, that collection of letters designating a sequence of sounds referring to a thing, action, or idea is pretty important. The name is generally the first piece of information a customer gets about a shop, the introduction […]
Intelligentsia’s Herald Square location in midtown Manhattan is now closed, as per the company’s official Twitter account. Sprudge gave the world its first look at the new cafe back in May of 2014, in a feature by Sprudge associate editor Liz Clayton. Eater NYC reported on the closure earlier today, using Twitter and social media for […]
Colorful abstract paintings provided a pretty backdrop for this year’s US AeroPress Championship, which took place at Kim Foster Gallery in Chelsea, New York. The competition was hosted by Brandon Tully of Under Line Coffee, a cafe located just a few doors down from the art gallery, which is owned by Brandon’s wife. A small, intimate […]
In the poppin’-off world of pop-up shops, there are many shades of gray. There are the pseudo-pop-ups roosting for years at a time in shared, sympathetic spaces. There are splashy seasonal toe-dips into other markets. There are fully built-out bars wedged into the escalator nooks of glassy office towers. And then there’s two guys with a […]
The Books, Broadcast & Journalism Awards nominations for the 2015 James Beard Awards were announced at the James Beard House in New York City today. Among them, three coffee-forward folks were honored. Grant Lee Crilly, Chris Young, and Kristina Krug of ChefSteps were nominated in the “Video Webcast, Fixed Location and/or Instructional” category for their how-to videos. ChefSteps […]