Spring is in the air (cherry blossoms!!!!) and that means it's coffee event season–excellently captured by Ben Blake‘s newest doodle. Sprudge.com was all over the place this week, with Jordan and Zachary visiting Montreal for Barista Nation and then jetting to London to cover the UK Barista Championships and London Coffee Festival. I am in NYC, and am very excited for tomorrow's Edible Manhattan Coffee Summit.
The Acaia coffee scale (previously on Sprudge) has started shipping out to backers. This super advanced brewing scale includes a timer, wireless bluetooth connectivity, and a dedicated iOS recipe/remote viewing app. Four months from Kickstarter to shipped units=not bad.
Kids. Please don't smoke coffee. We know we told you to and warned your parents about this dangerous new trend. But that was a joke. One big “jk”. We're very sorry for what we helped unleash on the world.
Like Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, but with more wubb-wubb-wubb. And a Nyancat Ferrarri because sure why not #internet.
Intellectual Ventures, the patent/Intellectual Property juggernaut owned by Nathan Myhrvold (of Modernist Cuisine fame) just spun off a project that is making a nutritious “flour” out of coffee processing byproducts. They're working with some of the biggest industrial growers and hope to make a serious dent in the coffee wastestream.
Begun, the breakfast clone wars have.
Alex Bernson is the Assistant Editor at Sprudge. Read more Bernson here.