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Last Week With Ben Blake: Week of June 15th, 2013

Last Week With Ben Blake: Week of June 15th, 2013

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Maybe you were sitting on your couch watching “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” for the last two days or maybe you were busy at Barista Camp all week—whatever the case may be, here’s the latest coffee news you missed in the last seven days—all in one spot. It’s like a Jason Dominy bear hug, only there’s way less scruffiness.

This week, we introduced a brand new team of Sprudge.com city “desk” writers in NYC, LA, London, and Melbourne. These paid members of the Sprudge.com team will be bringing you the very best in coffee coverage from a roster of cities around the world.

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We also announced that Sprudge.com will be the exclusive home for “Coffee Uncut”, a brand new specialty coffee podcast hosted by Alexandra Littlejohn (@ravenspeaking).

We released the third video in our Symposium Colloquium series: Exploring Plant Pathology With Steve Savage. He attempts to demystify agriculture and shine a light on coffee rust and other plant diseases.

MadCap Coffee Launched a new “Varietal Series”

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World Brewer’s Cup Champion Erin McCarthy hunted down the top 5 cafes in Wellington on his tour around New Zealand.

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Koppi’s legendary Anne Lunell graced the cover of our Sprudge Sunday Magazine.

We took a look at the beautiful pop-up cafes that popped up during the Melbourne International Coffee Expo.

Check out these gorgeous photos of Assembly Curated Coffee & Tea from our recent jaunt in Melbourne. 

Espresso flight at Either/Or.

Espresso flight at Either/Or.

Either/Or Cafe opened in Portland’s once-sleepy Sellwood.

Tamper Tantrum released its speaker list for the SCAE World of Coffee event in Nice, France later this month.

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In one of the more surprising “sort-of-related-to-coffee” news stories of the week, J.C. Penney pulled a kettle from the shelves because of complaints that it “bears striking resemblance to Adolf Hitler.” What do you think? Sound off!

Have you been enjoying these weekly recaps? Do you wish you could be genius behind the pen? Do you think you have what it takes to wrangle up all the wildest coffee news each and every week?

Well that’s too bad, because that’s my job.

But if you do have awesome archiving and video skills, Sprudge wants you! We’re looking for a brand-new intern. Check it out and shoot us a line if you’re interested.

 


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