2013 was a huge year for specialty coffee–everywhere you turned people were opening jaw-dropping new cafés, hosting bigger and better barista competitions and latte art throwdowns, gathering together amazing experts at ever more serious, high-production conferences and events, and above all, making all sorts of crazy tasty coffee beverages.
It was a lot to take in, and it can be easy to forget all the weird, wacky and wonderful things that happened in the last 12 months. Sprudge did our best to document it all with insight, wit, and occasional cat interludes.
During these last four weekdays of 2013, the Sprudge staff will be rerunning some of our favorite posts from the year. Enjoy the trip down nostalgia lane, dear reader, and start getting excited for a 2014 that promises to be bursting at the seams with great new coffee stories.