The initial votes have been tallied and the 2021 Sprudgie Award Finalists were announced earlier this week, marking our 13th year honoring the year’s most exemplary cafes, roasters, producers, and coffee professionals of every ilk.
Perhaps more than any other category, the Finalists for the Best Coffee Video/Film category most represent the breadth of what it means to be part of specialty coffee in 2021. Videos range from informative to funny, serious to sweet, art and science and everything in between, with nominees including barista and latte art champions, hip hop artists, coffee personalities, academics, and fellow coffee publications.
With voting taking place now through Sunday, January 9th, we have made it easier to take in the entirety of the Finals media by combining it into one location, this very article you are now reading. With a combined run time of just over two hours, these eight videos are sure to keep you informed and entertained. So which one will get your vote? Watch them all below to pick your favorite!
“How To Steam Milk For Latte Art” by Lance Hedrick
“Calibrate” by Propaganda
“All Espresso Drinks Explained: Cappuccino vs Latte vs Flat White and More” by European Coffee Trip
“Is There A Race To The Bottom Happening In Speciality Coffee?” by Coffee With Maxwell
“A Beginner’s Guide To Buying Great Coffee” by James Hoffmann
“I Tested Every Trader Joe’s Coffee Product (So You Don’t Have To)” by MorganDrinksCoffee
“Let’s Drink Coffee With Your Korean Dad” by Your Korean Dad
“The Lifecycle of A Cup of Coffee” by A.J. Jacobs
Voting for the 13th Annual Sprudgie Awards presented by Pacific Barista Series closes at 11:59 PM PST on Sunday, January 9th, 2022. Vote here!