Oliver Strand’s Ristretto Pulled By New York Times


A primal wail rose up across the specialty coffee Twittersphere today, as New York Times T Magazine contributor and Sprudgie Award winner Oliver Strand announced that the latest T Magazine "Ristretto" column would be his last. Ristretto first appeared on January 22, 2010 with a feature on the trend of manual pour overs popping up in New York … [Read more...]

@SprudgeLive – Your Source For Sprudge Live Tweets

Follow @SprudgeLive today!

Friends, after seven weeks of extensive and thorough market research, we've decided that on our much-loved (and also occasionally much-maligned) live Twitter event coverage will happen from now on under the newly created mantle of @SprudgeLive! Go ahead and add @SprudgeLive to your Twitter feed, and join us tonight for the first-ever … [Read more...]

Support Matt Call And Bring Him Justice


Several Sprudge readers have reached out to us over the last few days to voice their support for Matt Call, a Minneapolis barista who recently suffered serious injuries in a hit and run accident. There's a lot of kind words and calls for action coming from the MPLS specialty coffee community, and we want to use this post to amplify that sentiment … [Read more...]

Castillo, Chemicals, Or Management?


How do you avoid coffee rust, avoid chemicals and maintain or increase production? Easy answer: planting Castillo coffee. Twitter conversation going on right now with Tim Wendelboe and Colombian coffee exporters Virmax. @timwendelboe's opening tweet: "Farmers in Nariño plant castillo because they have to. The Caturra trees die from leaf … [Read more...]

No Foam, No Problem: @Espresso174 Wins @NoFoamThrowdown!

The Winning Pour

No Foam Throwdown, the first-ever online latte art competition, has a new champion: Larry, he of Brisbane's Espresso174, is the winner of this week's No Foam Throwdown dorkstravaganza (presented by DirtyCup.com). Larry's 7-tiered tulip positively trumped the competition, but our choice for a runner up was the first pour from Jesse Raub, who … [Read more...]