Welcome to Sprudge, your home for global coffee culture and original journalism. Since 2009, Sprudge has been publishing original features highlighting coffee culture, news, and events. With a network of over seventy writers around the world, we cover the latest and greatest in coffee—from new cafes opening in cities worldwide to unique and specialized programs and events.

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

Sprudge.com® is proudly based in Portland, Oregon. For all press queries, speaking engagements, and appearances please contact Robyn Brems.

Founding Editors 

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

Associate Editor

Liz Clayton is the associate editor at Sprudge, based in Brooklyn, where she also serves as staff writer.

Managing Editor

Zac Cadwalader is the managing editor at Sprudge Media Network, based in Dallas, where he also serves as staff writer.

Features Editors

Michael Light is a writer and researcher and has worked previously for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, the Food and Environment Reporting Network, Vice, Lucky Peach and McSweeney’s.

Gail O’Hara is an accomplished editor, writer, photographer, and filmmaker. She founded the influential chickfactor magazine in 1992, co-directed and co-produced the film Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fieldsand has worked previously at Time Out New York, Spin, and Kinfolk.

Staff Writers

New York City — Liz Clayton

Tokyo — Hengtee Lim

Texas — Zac Cadwalader

Amsterdam — Karina Hof

Melbourne — Eileen P. Kenny

At-Large —  Anna Brones

At-Large — RJ Joseph

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.

Send us a letter:

PO Box 3943
Portland, OR 97208

USP/FedEx/DHL Deliveries:

715 NW Hoyt Street #3943
Portland OR 97208

Send us an email and/or anonymous tips via our contact page. Please note that Sprudge.com does not accept unsolicited manuscripts.

As seen in:


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.

Thank you for reading Sprudge.com, the world’s most popular coffee publication. 



Follow us on Instagram