Now in its unbelievable thirteenth year, nominations have opened today for The Sprudgie Awards, an annual initiative honoring leadership and excellence in the world of coffee. We’ve teamed up with our partners at Pacific Barista Series to bring you the 2021 Sprudgie Awards, and as always, the entire process free to enter and open to all. There is no fee to submit a nomination, and no membership required to vote, all thanks to the ongoing community support of Pacific Barista Series.

Nominations are now open! Following the open nominations process, we’ll whittle down to a final list of finalists, and open that up again to a popular vote. Open nominations close Sunday, December 5th at 11:59 PM PST. Finalists will be announced on Tuesday, December 7th.

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To protect our awards process from bots, we ask that you submit your email address with your nomination ballot. We will not use your e-mail for anything beyond verification. We won’t sell your email, spam you with membership requests, or demand that you sign up for our weekly Sprudge Letter (although you really should).

Cast your ballot! Tell your friends! Nominate the people in coffee who really inspire you, and share the opportunity to nominate with others in your community. Thank you for being part of our annual Sprudgies tradition and a huge thank you to Pacific Barista Series for supporting this work.

View all past Sprudgie Award winners here.

Nominations are open now until December 5th at