The World’s Best Cooks (And Sprudge) Will Be At MAD Symposium In Copenhagen

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In just one week, the leaders of the progressive food world will descend on the city of Copenhagen for the fourth installment of MAD Symposium, hosted by the MAD Food group, "a community of chefs, cooks and farmers with an appetite for knowledge." This year's event is co-curated by Alex Atala, of the award-winning D.O.M. restaurant in São Paolo. … [Read more...]

Will The High-Design Balance Brewer Solve All Our Coffee Problems?

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Over the last few years, in the United Kingdom and around the world, there has been a marked increase in cafes intelligently using batch brewers to make delicious specialty coffee. It's created a new milieu in which progressive coffee bars often offer a few different filter options, some hand-poured, others carefully batch-brewed, and both … [Read more...]

Mockingbird Hill, A New Washington DC Coffee Bar With Global Ambitions

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Thinking about Washington, D.C., politics, transiency, and a high crime rate have generally been the things that come to mind, but the US capitol is slowly growing into its identity as a high-flying food and drink hub. Flagship restaurants from top chefs, pockets of breweries, and brand new cafes are shifting the debate away from whether or not … [Read more...]

Take A Chance On Me: Budin Brings Scandinavian Coffee To NYC

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If there's one place even New York City is jealous of, it's Scandinavia, and the latest NYC cafe to hitch its wagon to a rising fjord is Greenpoint, Brooklyn's Budin. The spacious, ambitious, Nordic-flavored shop opened this past Friday to much of the usual "Norway, isn't that near the North Pole?" and "Would you believe how much this latte costs?" … [Read more...]

Tim Wendelboe Releases 2013 Coffee Buying Transparency Report

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Our friends and partners at Tim Wendelboe have just released their annual price transparency report for 2013. These sorts of reports are becoming increasingly popular--Counter Culture Coffee have been releasing theirs for four years and Coffee Bean International have been releasing theirs for three. This is the third year of TW reporting the prices … [Read more...]

21 Illustrated Questions For Tim Wendelboe

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When my boyfriend and I visited Oslo a few years ago, Tim Wendelboe the shop was at the top of our list of places to visit, somewhere above Munch Museum and Vigelandsparken. As we sat in the café and waited for our coffees to cool, Tim Wendelboe the man walked in. We stared and whispered like schoolchildren and contemplated asking him to sign our … [Read more...]

Tim Wendelboe Has A New Book, All About A Farm In Colombia

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Tim Wendelboe is the consummate coffee professional: he's the 2004 World Barista Champion; we're partners with his eponymous and internationally renowned coffee roaster in Oslo, Norway; and he's the author of one of the most accessible, comprehensive books out there on preparing and enjoying quality coffee. Over the last few years, his namesake … [Read more...]

Búðin NYC: Bringing Tim Wendelboe & Koppi Coffees to Greenpoint

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It's sad but true: central Williamsburg is rapidly approaching Peak Coffee. There's space for a few more cold-pressed juice bars and maybe three more over-the-top heritage menswear emporiums, but if you want to open a cutting-edge retail coffee concept, you'd best look further afield if you want to be competitive. Take Búðin, an ambitious new … [Read more...]

We Are Living In The Golden Age Of Delicious Coffee Ice Cream

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We have arrived. Coffee ice cream, at one time an afterthought in the ice cream making business, is rapidly approaching a frozen perfection. With the help of boutique ice creameries, forward thinking coffee roasters, and the quality-focused consumers that demand it, we are entering a 21st Century gilded age of coffee ice cream … [Read more...]

Birds of Unusual Vitality Interviews Tim Wendelboe

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There's a new post up today on Birds of Unusual Vitality, specialty coffee's premiere photo and interview publication written by Sprudge.com's Melbourne staff writer Eileen P. Kenny. In it, Ms. Kenny interviews the man, the myth, the impresario legend, Tim Wendelboe, of his own eponymous coffee roaster in Oslo, Norway. Here's an excerpt from the … [Read more...]

Melbourne: Looking Back At Our International Cupping With Everyday Coffee

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If you'll pardon the cliche, there's a little piece of our hearts that we left behind in Melbourne. That charming city, and its lovely residents, made a big impression on Your Sprudge Editors. And although the World Barista Championship and Melbourne International Coffee Expo were all the way back in May, there's still more awesome moments from our … [Read more...]

[Video] Make A Great Cup Of Coffee With Tim Wendelboe & Creative Mornings

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What does it take to make a great cup of coffee? Tim Wendelboe whittles down the dirty details in around 80 slides during this fifteen minute talk. Impressive! This all went down at Oslo's first CreativeMornings at Mesh Cafe. Creative Mornings hosts informal breakfast lectures worldwide, with different monthly themes - the theme last month was … [Read more...]

This Just In: Tim Wendelboe Now Shipping Worldwide

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We've got word that starting tomorrow, May 1st, public international shipping will be offered for the first time by Tim Wendelboe. The venerated Oslo roaster will feature a fully integrated worldwide shipping option available via their webshop. International shipping is still a rarity in the specialty coffee world, owing to the vagaries of … [Read more...]

5 Questions For Tim Varney, On His Departure From Tim Wendelboe

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News broke via the Sprudge.com Rumor Wire earlier this week, and we can report it now as confirmed fact: Tim Varney, noted Australian and longtime lieutenant at Oslo's revered Tim Wendelboe, is moving on to a diverse set of greener pastures. In his time in Oslo, Mr. Varney has helped TW cement is position as an internationally respected brand, home … [Read more...]

Oliver Strand On Specialty Coffee’s Restaurant Gap

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Last week, Mads Kleppe, the sommelier at Noma, wrote a post for the restaurant’s blog introducing a new coffee program: as of this month, Noma serves Tim Wendelboe coffee, brewed to order in a V60 and decanted into a carafe made by the Copenhagen glassblower Nina Nørgaard. That same day, a post on Grub Street reported that thirty percent of the … [Read more...]

London: 5 Great Cafes (That Aren’t Prufrock)

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Our intrepid intern Ben Blake recently spent a few days gallivanting around London; we asked him to check out a few shops for us along the way. Check out an earlier dispatch here! London has a thriving coffee scene. Bolstered and made famous by legendary coffee spots like Prufrock Coffee and roasters like Square Mile, this grand old city is … [Read more...]