The World Barista Championship Is Happening On Sprudge Live

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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 […]

Man Banned From US Airways After Mid-Flight AeroPress Incident


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 […]

10 Reasons Why Cafes Should Stop With The Tom Waits Already


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 […]

Guess What Super Famous Celebrity Drinks La Colombe This Week!


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 […]

The Croissant & Coffee Scene In LA Has Us Over The Moon


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 […]

We Got High And Made This Vice Coffee Headline Generator


Munchies is a new food-forward vertical from Vice Media. In the few months it’s been around, they’ve covered a number of coffee related stories. After many hours, calculations, and theories, the staff at Sprudge believes we have cracked the Vice Munchies formula. It’s really very simple: Drugs + Celebrities + Coffee + Exotic Locale = […]

Drag Queens Bianca Del Rio And Adore Delano Give This Starbucks Commercial LIFE


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, […]

Kathie Lee Gifford Can Not Even With This Travel Mug


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 […]

20 Reasons Why This Week’s Best Coffee Twitter Account Is @ColdBrew420


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. […]