Sprudge Sunday Magazine Issue #17 – Anne Lunell, WIC

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December 26th-31th, Sprudge.com is revisiting some of our favorite stories from the very exciting past year in coffee. Enjoy! In the tradition of the Onion’s Sunday Magazine, welcome to Sprudge Sunday Magazine – “Specialty Coffee’s Cover Page." For issue #17 of Sprudge Sunday Magazine, we were inspired by the coffee industry trade publication … [Read more...]

Sprudge Sunday Magazine Issue #19: “Sprudget Travel”

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Welcome to Sprudge Sunday Magazine – “Specialty Coffee’s Cover Page.” Back after a month-long hiatus - the magazine publishing world is far more sabbatical-friendly than the blog publishing grind - welcome to the 19th issue of Sprudge Sunday Magazine. This week's cover is focused on travel, and oh, the places you'll go as a Sprudge reader! We've … [Read more...]

Sprudge Sunday Magazine Issue #18 – Cats & Coffee

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In the tradition of the Onion’s Sunday Magazine, welcome to Sprudge Sunday Magazine – “Specialty Coffee’s Cover Page.”  It's been a heavy travel week for Your Sprudge Editors, leading up to next week's coverage of the 2013 Specialty Coffee Association of Europe's "World of Coffee" event. But you know what's the one thing that keeps us sane and … [Read more...]

Sprudge Sunday Magazine Issue #16: World Barista Champion Pete Licata

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In the tradition of the Onion’s Sunday Magazine, welcome to Sprudge Sunday Magazine – “Specialty Coffee’s Cover Page.” This week we're featuring none other than your brand new 2013 World Barista Champion Pete Licata! He's been after this title for years, and we couldn't be happier for Mr. Licata and his epic win on the world's biggest coffee … [Read more...]

Sprudge Sunday Magazine – Issue #15 (World Brewers Cup Champ Erin McCarthy)

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Welcome to Sprudge Sunday Magazine – “Specialty Coffee’s Cover Page.” Our new cover star is Erin McCarthy, your 2013 World Brewers Cup Champion! Mr. McCarthy is a machine tech for Counter Culture Coffee in New York City. We've already published a full report on Mr. McCarthy's routine in this feature from last night, but couldn't resist the … [Read more...]

Sprudge Sunday Magazine – Issue #14 “Edizione Italiana”

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Italian baristas Davide Berti and Davide Cavaglieri are the cover stars for our 14th edition of Sprudge Sunday Magazine - "Specialty Coffee's Cover Page." We snapped this candid shot of them as part of our coverage of the 2013 DC Campus in Milan, Italy, sponsored by Dalla Corte and Urnex and held in concert with the Specialty Coffee Association of … [Read more...]

Sprudge Sunday Magazine: Issue #12 (The Tattoos Of Coffee)

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In the tradition of the Onion’s Sunday Magazine, welcome to Sprudge Sunday Magazine – “Specialty Coffee’s Cover Page.” For the twelfth issue of Sprudge Sunday Magazine, we're honoring the coffee industry's penchant for coffee tattoos. Earlier this week we asked our readers on Facebook to give us a shout if they were inked with coffee tributes. … [Read more...]

Sprudge Sunday Magazine – Issue #11 (Toast Programs)

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In the tradition of the Onion’s Sunday Magazine, welcome to Sprudge Sunday Magazine - "Specialty Coffee's Cover Page." For the 11th edition of Sprudge Sunday Magazine, we’re honoring the blissful union of specialty coffee and fine toast. Slathered, buttered, grilled, griddled? It doesn't make any difference to us. If it's hot, artisan … [Read more...]

Sprudge Sunday Magazine – Issue #10 (CoffeeMovies)

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In the tradition of the Onion’s Sunday Magazine, welcome to Sprudge Sunday Magazine. For the 10th edition of Sprudge Sunday Magazine, we're honoring our 10 favorite jokes from the great #CoffeeMovies Twitter uprising of 2013 - the hashtag was spotted #Trending on the Twitter mainpage throughout North America the evening of Saturday, March 23rd. … [Read more...]

Sprudge Sunday Magazine – Issue #8 (Deiner Calderón of Coopedota)

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Welcome to Sprudge Sunday Magazine – “Specialty Coffee’s Cover Page.” For Sprudge Sunday Magazine's eighth issue, we just can't get enough of Deiner Calderón, the newest  cupping assistant at Coopedota. This carbon neutral cooperative is located in the Santa Maria area of Tarrazu, Costa Rica, and incorporates more than 800 members who grow on an … [Read more...]

Sprudge Sunday Magazine – Issue #6 (Samuel Lewontin)

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In the tradition of the Onion’s Sunday Magazine, welcome to Sprudge Sunday Magazine – “Specialty Coffee’s Cover Page.” In our sixth issue we’re celebrating Samuel Lewontin, your 2013 North East Regional Barista Champion. What can we say about Sam? He's a ferociously intelligent and ambitious young man with a butt that won't quit. We've covered … [Read more...]

Sprudge Sunday Magazine – Issue #4 (#XtremeKone Contest)

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In the tradition of the Onion’s Sunday Magazine, welcome to Sprudge Sunday Magazine. In our fourth issue we’re celebrating the #XtremeKone Contest with Able Brewing. The winner of the contest was Matt Dittemore, of Entimos Coffee, for his entry "Kone With A View". But our magazine cover is dedicated to "Kone Koma", the second place winning … [Read more...]

Last Week With Ben Blake: February 9th, 2013

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Welcome to another edition of our weekly Saturday news magazine, “Last Week With Ben Blake”. Mr. Blake is Sprudge.com’s trusty news intern, and a world-traveling illustration genius. Check out Draw Coffee for more of Ben's work. NWRBC Champs! Following three days of fierce competition, your NWRBC Barista and Brewer's Cup Champs have been … [Read more...]

Sprudge Sunday Magazine – Issue #3 (Coava Coffee’s Devin Chapman)

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In the tradition of the Onion’s Sunday Magazine, welcome to Sprudge Sunday Magazine. In our third issue we’re celebrating Devin Chapman, your 2013 Northwest Regional Barista Champion. This is Mr. Chapman's second consecutive NWRBC victory for Coava Coffee, and we'll see him compete again at the 2013 United States Barista Championship in … [Read more...]

Last Week With Ben Blake – Week of February 2nd, 2013

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Welcome to another edition of our weekly Saturday news magazine, "Last Week With Ben Blake". Mr. Blake is Sprudge.com's trusty news intern, and also a heckuva illustrator. For more great work like the doodle you see above, check out Draw Coffee. NWRBC Realness - The Northwest Regional Barista Championship is happening live all weekend from … [Read more...]

Sprudge Sunday Magazine – Issue #2 (Katie Carguilo)

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In the tradition of the Onion’s Sunday Magazine, welcome to the second edition of Sprudge Sunday Magazine. For the second issue we’re celebrating Katie Carguilo, your 2012 United States Barista Champion. It's been an exciting year for Ms. Carguilo, who works for Counter Culture Coffee in New York City. Look back at some of our favorite Katie … [Read more...]