March is upon us, bringing with it a time-honored blogatorial tradition of filling out conceptual novelty brackets. Somehow, in our many long years of publishing Sprudge, we’ve never asked you, the readers, to settle the ultimate bracket question of our time: what is the best coffee drink? Which beloved bevy dunks supreme above all the rest? Everyone has their favorite coffee drink—this is no easy task—which is why we need your help settling this matter once and for all (or at least until next March).
The Sprudge Selection Committee has created a 32 drink bracket featuring this year’s conference champs and top finishers from around the world of coffee. From here it’s up to you, the people, to pick a winner. Your favorite coffee drink is a wholly personal matter, of course, and the favored match-ups vary wildly from person to person. That’s part of the fun!
Here’s your official bracket.
There are some heavy favorites in this year’s tourney, and also some sleeper picks to survive and advance. Is Pumpkin Spice Latte outplayed as the eight? Is batch brew overlooked at the twenty spot? Only a fool would sleep on the cà phê sữa đá, this year’s nine seed. My money is on the five seed, the iced vanilla latte: it’s the perfect coffee beverage, but will third wave fans agree?
The contest begins on Monday, March 22nd beginning on Sprudge’s official Instagram, where we’ll be hosting a series of live polls with winners announced daily. If you want to play along at home, a PDF version of the bracket can be downloaded and filled out here.
Let the Bracketsprology Madness begin!
Zac Cadwalader is the managing editor at Sprudge Media Network and a staff writer based in Dallas. Read more Zac Cadwalader on Sprudge.