It’s that time again: The 2015 World Barista Championship is now upon us, bringing 49 of the world’s best baristas to Seattle, Washington, for a no-holds-barred tournament of coffee prowess. For the fifth consecutive season, Sprudge will be providing exhaustive live coverage of the WBC event, produced in partnership with our sponsors at Square, Urnex […]
A passenger has reportedly been banned for life from US Airways following a mid-air incident involving an AeroPress. It all happened this morning on Flight 369, an Atlanta to Dallas direct flight departing in the early hours of April 1st. An unfortunate combination of turbulence and scalding hot water resulted in terrible injuries for the mile high brewer, including […]
From Glasgow to Gothenburg to Gainesville, Florida, well-meaning coffee professionals around the world are committing the same aural error: playing the music of Tom Waits to a captive audience of cafe-goers. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t have any beef with Tom Waits per se. Actually that’s not true; I personally can’t stand the music […]
It’s been a big couple months for our friends and partners at La Colombe on the celebrities-drinks-our-coffee tip. Taylor Swift drinks it down, Sam Smith visits Fishtown, and now another pop music celebrity is endorsing the LC by way of Mario Batali. So La Colombe’s Todd Carmichael was all like “Adam Levine seems to like […]
During a recent trip to Los Angeles, the Sprudge editors made a delicious discovery in the form of a pastry. This said pastry was none other than an Everything Croissant that we shared at Superba Food + Bread. Then a few months later I was tooling around Venice visiting Nicely Abel at Menotti’s, on a […]
Sam Smith is going on a #SamSmithCoffeeTour while on the road in North America! Where should he go next?
Alex From Target is the internet’s latest viral Twitter crush. He’s a hunky teen Target bag boy, and everyone is lining up to wait at that register. I think I speak for the whole team at Sprudge when I say, if I were at Alex From Target’s Target in Texas, I’d want him to bag me, too. […]
As reported in NewNowNext, RuPaul’s Drag Race queens Bianca Del Rio and Adore Delano star in a brand new OUTtv + Starbucks commercial. The ad was shot in Toronto four months ago, and the drag queens bring levity and life and we can’t get enough of it. Starbucks approached Canada’s LGBT network OUTtv to create the spot, […]
The Mighty Mug is a six-figure-funded Kickstarter, claiming to be a travel tumbler that won’t fall down. However, a video from 2013 has resurfaced online, proving that the “untippable mug” is totally tippable. It’s from a throwaway segment from the Today Show, and while cohost Hoda Gotb gives the product a gentle touch and the time […]
Is “Bunker” action-filled suspense drama about a rogue group of counter-terrorists or is it an adorable Australian cafe in Brisbane? Take this quiz to test your knowledge of both hot coffee bars in Oceania and pop-culture.
Meet @ColdBrew420. HOW MANY COLD BREWS DO YOU WANT — Cold Brew (@coldbrew420) August 10, 2014 @ColdBrew420 is wise. Morning 420 is still 420 — Cold Brew (@coldbrew420) August 10, 2014 @ColdBrew420 sometimes forgets who @ColdBrew420 is. wait am i cold brew? — Cold Brew (@coldbrew420) August 10, 2014 But then @ColdBrew420 figures it out. […]
Portland area cafes shut down due to E. coli contamination in the city’s water.
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