Visit QED Coffee in Seattle.
World Barista Champion Pete Licata gets a coffee cocktail named after him at Naka Seattle.
Convoy Coffee in Pioneer Square, Seattle.
A slick space for an ambitious company.
The London Plane: a flower shop, patisserie, bread bakery, deli, catering kitchen, restaurant, and cafe.
Is Starbucks designing some of the most beautiful coffee spaces in the world?
At Tin Umbrella in Seattle’s up-and-coming Hillman City neighborhood, owner Joya Iverson likes to “keep it simple and good.”
Learn the true origin behind popular cafe brand names around the world.
Husband-and-wife team Baltazar Soto and Christine Esparolini had planned to launch a new Seattle coffee bar from the ground up. But when they learned that after almost seven years, Neptune Coffee owner and noted barista judge Dan Baumfeld had decided to refocus on his pre-coffee career in tech, they decided to buy the established cafe in the city’s […]
A new espresso machine company launches in Seattle.
Two years back, a wine vet and an accomplished chef walked into a vacant teriyaki and burger restaurant in Seattle, and knew they’d found the right space for their first project: a food-focused coffee and wine bar. Thus was born Vif (that’s “full of life” in French) in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, now one of the city’s essential cafes. […]
In the wee hours of the morning this morning, an incredible moment of subversive street art—or outright and complete vandalism, depending on your opinion—was enacted over top of the Starbucks cafe at 1600 E Olive Way in Seattle, Washington. These photos were taken by citizen blogger Michael “Panda” Fernandez, who writes under the nom de […]
If there’s one thing the annual Specialty Coffee Association of America Event brings out—besides days of stimulating panels and conversations, and a host of innovations revealed on the show floor—it’s the party animal in coffee people. Combine that with the pan-continental draw of the World Barista Championship and, well, heck—you’ve got yourself a party calendar […]
This weekend, the senior editors of Sprudge tasked Charlie Burt of Kansas City to visit as many SCAA exhibitors as possible and drink all the coffees. This is no easy task. But in a few short hours, Mr. Burt was able to try ten coffees, brewed by ten different people using at least eight different brew methods (including […]
This weekend, the senior editors of Sprudge tasked Charlie Burt of Kansas City to check out as many SCAA 2015 espresso machines as possible and document these sweet-as machines. From product launches to stunning customs to reimagined classics, this is a whiz-bang hot-rod look at the dopest, illest, and frankly sickest espresso machines of the […]
Sprudge contributor Joanna Han scouted the Washington State Convention Center throughout the 2015 World Barista Championship tournament, on the lookout for fashion-forward attendees. In a sea of brew bros in blazers and classic-fit slacks, these fashionable coffee denizens stood out in fine style. Tim Wendelboe, owner of Tim Wendelboe, Oslo, Norway Dima Hamati, corporate chef at Muddle Me, Dubai, United […]