Welcome to Sprudge Media Network, the world’s most popular coffee publication, a global hub coffee culture and original journalism since 2009

We interview the world’s leading restaurateurs, chefs, baristas, bartenders, entrepreneurs, small business owners, artists, ceramicists, and cafe creators. We highlight the best in architectural and product design while publishing original and breaking content daily from an international team of talented professional photographers, writers, and illustrators. We focus on the multi-cultural milieu of coffee and its colonial legacy, still playing out today. We take chances and champion voices and use coffee as a lens to see the wider world around us.

We’ve been featured in publications worldwide: The New York TimesGawkerWiredBuzzFeedThe New Yorker, NY MagazineTested, Eater, and many more.

Sprudge.com® is based in the American Pacific Northwest with editors and contributors worldwide. For all press queries, speaking engagements, and appearances please contact Robyn Brems.


Zachary Carlsen and Jordan Michelman are the founders and editors of Sprudge.

Liz Clayton is the Associate Editor at Sprudge, based in Brooklyn.

Zac Cadwalader is the Managing Editor at Sprudge Media Network, based in Dallas.

Jenn Chen is an Editor At Large at Sprudge, based in San Francisco.

Michelle Johnson is an Editor At Large at Sprudge, based in Los Angeles.


We regularly publish content from an international contributing corps. Bylines you have seen on Sprudge include Jenn Chen, Michelle Johnson, Anna Brones, RJ Joseph, Hengtee Lim, Karina Hof, Juliana Ganan, Giulia Mule, Noah Sanders, Eric J. Grimm, Rafael Tonon, Paulo Pedroso, Erix Perez, Tung Nguyen, Eileen P. Kenny, and many more.

Sprudge Podcast Network

Sprudge Media Network is home to the world’s first coffee podcast network. We currently publish four shows, including:

The Coffee Sprudgecast — Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen, hosts

No Free Refills — Ezra Baker and Tymika Lawrence, hosts

A Better Table — Umeko Motoyoshi, host

Seed To Cup — Jordan Michelman, host

Sprudge Twenty

Each year Sprudge presents The Sprudge Twenty, a leadership and amplification initiative in partnership with Pacific Barista Series. Please click here to see the Sprudge Twenty class for 2019. Please click here to see the Sprudge Twenty class for 2020.

Editorial Advisory Board

David Buehrer (Greenway Coffee, Houston)

Jenn Chen (Acaia Coffee + independent consultancy, San Francisco)

Marta Dalton (Coffee Bird, Guatemala+London)

Liz S. Dean (The Wing, New York City)

Gilbert Gatali (Independent, Rwanda)

Michelle Johnson (Chocolate Barista + Barista Hustle, Melbourne)

Tony Konecny (Yes Plz, Los Angeles)

Tymika Lawrence (Genuine Origin, New York City)

Joe Marrocco (Cafe Imports, Minneapolis)

Diana Mnatsakanyan-Sapp (Undercurrent Coffee, Charlotte, NC)

Hugo Neuproler (Independent, Vancouver BC)

Becky Reeves (Oatly, Austin TX)

Trish Rothgeb (CQI + Wrecking Ball Coffee, San Francisco)

Akaash Saini (Equator Coffees, San Francisco Bay Area)

Bronwen Serna (The New Black, Singapore)

Accounts Manager

Robyn Brems oversees Sprudge.com’s robust independent ad landscape. Contact Robyn Brems via our contact page.

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What does the word “Sprudge” mean?

Sprudge is both neologism and parody.

“Sprudge” is a made-up word for the coffee crumbs, blotches, and splats present on a barista’s clothing and shoes after a long shift on bar. We’ll use it in a sentence: “Listen, you finish dividing up the tips, I gotta go get this sprudge off my shoes.”

“Sprudge” is also a portmanteau of the words “Espresso” and “Drudge”. In our first three months of publishing, Sprudge.com was a faithful visual parody of The Drudge Report circa 2009, right down to the Hugo Chavez puns.

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