Paris Awakens: Top Roasters From Across Europe Now Brewing In France

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The fashion world looks to Paris to set trends, and the culinary world is in one way or another always connected to the French capital by way of a confit or a coq au vin. Can Paris be the platform, too, for advancing European specialty coffee? As we’ve watched the Paris specialty coffee scene grow in […]

Seattle To Host Star-Studded 2015 World AeroPress Championship Event


Anticipation for the 2015 World AeroPress Championship circuit has reached a fever pitch, as new national champions are crowned every day in coffee-loving nations all across the planet. Today is the moment fans of this circuit have been waiting for, as we can finally announce details for the 2015 World AeroPress Championship event! The 2015 WAC […]

Inside The Coffee Service At Noma Tokyo

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At 9:30 a.m., Noma Tokyo is a slow pulse of activity—in the kitchen, punk rock blasts from a mini-speaker while ingredients are prepared, glasses are shined, and hand towels are rolled. In the quieter open space of the dining rooms, tables are set for the day’s lunch, while light chatter wafts through the air. Occasionally René […]

BREAK IN: Tim Wendelboe Coffee Burglarized And You’ll Never Guess What They Stole


Someone broke in at TW last night! Et bilde publisert av Talor Browne (@tataterrific) Jan. 23, 2015 at 2:30 PST Tim Wendelboe, the internationally acclaimed cafe and roastery owned and operated by World Barista Champion Tim Wendelboe, was the victim of a late-night looting last evening in Oslo. Roaster Talor Browne was the first to […]

The New Black: A Multiroaster Modular Cafe Concept In Singapore

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Singapore’s Central Business District: on any given workday, hundreds of thousands of urban professionals will flock into the densely packed city centre for the day’s trade. Their coffee choices—for the sake of convenience—will typically be limited to whatever is available in the office pantry, along their morning commute, or in the vicinity of their office […]

MANE: Building The Next Generation Of Coffee Pros In Rhode Island

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The 2014 MANE (Mid Atlantic North East Regional) Coffee Conference took place this past weekend in Providence, RI. This was the 8th MANE conference, and the second one I attended, and even in the two short years since my first MANE experience, the event has grown substantially, furthering its commitment to bringing accessible, high quality coffee […]

Is This Coffee’s First Michelin Star?

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Inasmuch as you care about how we find our stories, this one happened quite by accident. It came on the tail end of a trip to Europe for the madness that is the World Barista Championships, held last summer in Rimini, Italy. You lose a couple of days on your way into Europe from the American […]

Look At Norwegian Coffee Roaster Tim Wendeboe’s Brazilian Moon Pod


Tim Wendelboe of Tim Wendelboe is a Norwegian Swiss Army Knife: World Barista Champion, coffee roaster owner/operator, green-coffee buyer, noted speaker, and most recently, a South American moon-pod dwelling enthusiast. Wendelboe has been spotted staying in an incredible James-Bond-villain-esque lodge in Espírito Santo, overlooking Pedra Azul in Brazil. We reached out to Wendelboe for clarification–does […]

The Coffee Scene At MAD Symposium: Tim Wendelboe, Drop, Koppi, Workshop, and More!

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On 25th and 26th August, Sprudge joined the epicurean masses at MAD Symposium, keen to see how the culinary and coffee industries would dovetail. Within both industries MAD plays host to people with levels of passion and skill beyond normalcy, the likes of which are rarely found together in one spot. I arrived at 9am sharp to […]

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. […]

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


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 delivered with […]

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 […]