A photo posted by M E N & C O F F E E (@menandcoffee) on Mar 7, 2015 at 7:02am PST Micro-blogging and micro-lots go together like, well, I’m not really sure, but there’s no denying that in the social media world, coffee culture, and specialty coffee in particular, reigns. Don’t deny it, every time […]
From Glasgow to Gothenburg to Gainesville, Florida, well-meaning coffee professionals around the world are committing the same aural error: playing the music of Tom Waits to a captive audience of cafe-goers. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t have any beef with Tom Waits per se. Actually that’s not true; I personally can’t stand the music […]
Hot coffee, sure, but #HotTakes? The internet is chockablock with them, as major media companies both online and off take a moment to peer briefly into the coffee scenes around the world and rank individual cafes numerically. Everywhere you look it’s a new top can’t miss coffee best list, and while we shy away from […]
Mom, over the holidays you did that thing again. Aunt Jane asked me what I’ve been up to, and you made an off-handed comment about how I’m still just a barista. Listen, I’m a professional barista and it’s a profession that I’m super proud of. It’s challenging, exciting, weird, and the longer I’m at it, the more I feel like this path […]
Free wifi in cafes is like a decade old. Laptop campers have been commonplace for a long time, and those few cafes without wifi are now the exception to the rule. Access to the World Wide Web as a bonus to your two dollar and twenty five cent cup of coffee is just a thing that is, much as cafe […]
A group has posted a video over the weekend called, “Kill the K-Cup (A Short Horror Film).” Styled in Blair Witch/Cloverfield “found footage”, the short follows a group of office workers celebrating a birthday down to a city littered with used K-Cups splurging forth from the mouths and wings of a K-Cup invasion. The film, which […]
Munchies is a new food-forward vertical from Vice Media. In the few months it’s been around, they’ve covered a number of coffee related stories. After many hours, calculations, and theories, the staff at Sprudge believes we have cracked the Vice Munchies formula. It’s really very simple: Drugs + Celebrities + Coffee + Exotic Locale = […]
Alex From Target is the internet’s latest viral Twitter crush. He’s a hunky teen Target bag boy, and everyone is lining up to wait at that register. I think I speak for the whole team at Sprudge when I say, if I were at Alex From Target’s Target in Texas, I’d want him to bag me, too. […]
Is “Bunker” action-filled suspense drama about a rogue group of counter-terrorists or is it an adorable Australian cafe in Brisbane? Take this quiz to test your knowledge of both hot coffee bars in Oceania and pop-culture.
Meet @ColdBrew420. HOW MANY COLD BREWS DO YOU WANT — Cold Brew (@coldbrew420) August 10, 2014 @ColdBrew420 is wise. Morning 420 is still 420 — Cold Brew (@coldbrew420) August 10, 2014 @ColdBrew420 sometimes forgets who @ColdBrew420 is. wait am i cold brew? — Cold Brew (@coldbrew420) August 10, 2014 But then @ColdBrew420 figures it out. […]
Eater reports that Starbucks is considering lifting its draconian barista tattoo-ban. Good! Baristas and coffee lovers of all sorts tend to be a tattooed bunch. Here are six examples of Starbucks tattoos that partners could soon be wearing loud and proud during their shift: 6. The classic siren logo on wrist. 5. The siren logo back tat. 4. The iconic paper […]
YouTube personality Paul Gale is enjoying a touch of the virus this morning, as his video on “Why Starbucks Spells Your Name Wrong” ping-pongs around the internet. It is no doubt cluttering your Facebook feed at this very moment. “I’m the one who writes your name in black marker on your Starbucks cup. I probably […]
Belgian coffee roaster Caffénation showed off their new kilo bag design on Instagram. It’s a real nice package. Just look at how this yellow pops: And the green? We’re all about it mister. We love the colors, the simplicity, and the typeface. Plus, in a post announcing the bags, they state “Our average buying price […]
Here’s a secret that might shock you! Andrea “Otter” Otte of Wormhole Coffee in Chicago is responsible for the beautiful pour found on every bag of Lay’s Cappuccino Flavor Potato Snack. Wormhole Coffee revealed the news in a Facebook post late yesterday. The snack has become a viral sensation on Instagram and Twitter, eliciting universal […]
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