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2019 Sprudgie Awards (Presented By Pacific Barista Series)

Notable Roaster

Winner: Onyx Coffee Lab (Rogers, AR)

Honoree: Dune Coffee (Santa Barbara, California)

Finalists: Dear Green Coffee Roasters (Glasgow, Scotland), Mother Tongue Coffee Roasters(Oakland, California), Hola Coffee (Madrid, ESP), YES PLZ WEEKLY (Los Angeles, California), Market Lane (Melbourne, AUS), Ditta Artigianale (Florence, IT).

Best New Cafe

Winner: Substance Cafe (Paris)

Honoree: Formative Coffee (London)

Finalists: Intelligentsia Coffee (Austin), Canary Coffee Bar (Milwaukee), The Coffee Movement (San Francisco), Prototype Coffee (Vancouver, BC), Wrecking Ball Coffee (Berkeley, CA), The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room (Oakland).

Sustainable Cafe

Winner: 3FE (Dublin, Ireland)

Honoree: Counter Culture Coffee Training Centers (United States)

Finalists: Oddly Correct (Kansas City, Missouri), Isla Coffee (Berlin), Bar Nine (Los Angeles), Miss Margaret (Preston, Victoria), Horizon Line Coffee (Des Moines, Iowa), Crema Coffee (Nashville).

Best New Product

Winner: La Marzocco KB90

Honoree: AeroPress Go by AeroPress

Finalists: Carter Everywhere Mug by Fellow Products, FrankOne Brewer, Acaia Pearl S, Sanremo Brave, Wilfa Uniform Grinder, Ember Mug².

Best Coffee Video/Film

Winner:  James Hoffmann on YouTube

Honoree: Chris Baca on YouTube

Finalists: Seattle Coffee Gear (YouTube), “Breaking The Crust” (Stumptown Coffee), “Wax & Gold” (Stumptown Coffee), “Coffee Farmers Hopeful For Their Dying Crops” (National Geographic), “Coffee” from SHOP: A Pop Opera by Jack Stauber (Adult Swim).

Best Coffee Writing

Winner: Umeko Motoyoshi, “The @WastingCoffee Guide To Not Wasting Coffee”

Honoree: Anonymous, Vancouver Coffee Snob

Finalists: Amanda Mull for “The Rise of Coffee Shaming” (The Atlantic), Jonathan Gagné (Coffee Ad Astra), Arielle Rebekah Gordon (Trans & Caffeinated), Brian Williams (Brian’s Coffee Spot), RJ Joseph (The Knockbox), Ashley Rodriguez (Boss Barista).

Notable Coffee Producer

Winner: Juan Peña, Hacienda La Papaya (Ecuador)

Honoree: Damian Chavez (Honduras)

Finalists: Rosalba Cifuentes Tovia (Mexico), La Palma y El Tucan (Colombia), Long Miles Coffee Project (Burundi), Tesfaye Bekele (Ethiopia), Virgelina Perdomo (Colombia), Don Fabio Caballero (Honduras).

Best Coffee Magazine

Winner: Standart (Slovakia)

Honoree: Roast Magazine (USA)

Finalists: 25 Magazine (USA), Coffee People Zine (USA), Solo Magazine (Spain), The Coffee Magazine (South Africa), Drift (USA), Revista Espresso (Brazil).

Best Design Packaging

Winner: Coffee Collective (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Honoree: Hard Beans Coffee Roasters (Opole, Poland)

Finalists: Camber Coffee Artists Series (Bellingham, WA), Fjord Coffee Roasters (Berlin, Germany), Intelligentsia Coffee (Chicago, IL), Joe Coffee (New York City, NY), Talormade Coffee (Oslo, Norway), YEZ PLZ WEEKLY (Los Angeles, CA).

Best Coffee Podcast

Winner: Cat & Cloud

Honoree: Boss Barista

Finalists: Sourceress, Keys to the Shop, La Crema: Podcast de Cafe, Craft Your Own Coffee Podcast, Filter Stories, The Specialty Coffee Association Podcast.

Best Social Media

Winner: @50percentarabica

Honoree:@fellowproducts

Finalists: @dayglowcoffee, @ditriech, @wastingcoffee, @getchusomegear, @nicely85, @shitfrommykitchen.

Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence

Winner: Jooyeon Jeon, 2019 World Barista Champion

Honoree: Coffee At Large

Finalists: Alice Wong of Disability Visibility Project, Chris McAuley of Getchusomegear, Peter Giuliano of Coffee Science Foundation and SCA, T. Ben Fischer of Glitter Cat Barista Boot Camp, Virginia Bauman of Cuties and Go Get Em Tiger, Margaret Nyamumbo of Kahawa 1893.

2018 Sprudgie Awards (Presented By Oatly)

Notable Roaster

Go Get Em Tiger (Los Angeles)

Best New Cafe

Dayglow Coffee (Los Angeles)

Sustainable Cafe

Smith Canteen (Brooklyn)

Best New Product

Modbar AV

Best Coffee Film / Video Series 

Gender In Coffee

Best Coffee Writing

Sabine Parish for “She's A Lady” (originally appearing in Standart Magazine)

Notable Coffee Producer

Juan Pena, Hacienda La Papaya (Ecuador)

Best Coffee Magazine

Standart (Slovakia)

Best Design Packaging

Coffee Manufactory

Best Coffee Podcast

Cat & Cloud

Best Instagram or Twitter Account

@SymmetryBreakfast

Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence

Umeko Motoyoshi

Lifetime Achievement Award

Erna Knutsen

2017 Sprudgie Awards

Notable Roaster

Onyx Coffee Lab (Fayetteville, AR)

Best New Cafe

Narrative Coffee (Everett, WA)

Best New Product

Kruve Sifter

Best Coffee Video/Film

RealChrisBaca on YouTube

Best Coffee Writing

What I Know About Running Coffee Shops” by Colin Harmon

Notable Coffee Producer

Ernesto Menendez for Fincas Las Brumas, Alaska, La Ilusion and Los Andes (El Salvador)

Best Coffee Magazine

Standart Magazine

Best Design Packaging

Brandywine Coffee Roasters

Best Coffee Subscription

Barista Hustle “Superlatives

Best Coffee Podcast

Boss Barista (Jasper Wilde and Ashley Rodriguez)

Best Coffee Instagram or Twitter Account

@ColdBrew420 [Twitter/Instagram]

Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence

Department of Brewology for “Filter Coffee Not People”

2016 Sprudgie Awards

Best New Cafe

La Marzocco Cafe

Notable Roaster

Counter Culture Coffee

Best Coffee Writing

Scott Rao

Best Coffee Podcast

I Brew My Own Coffee

Best New Product

Baratza Sette 270W Grinder

Best Coffee Video or Film

Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life — executive producers Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino

Nicest Package

La Cabra Coffee—Arhus, Denmark

Best Subscription

Collected Coffee

Best Magazine

Caffeine Magazine—founder Scott Bentley, editor Chlöe Callow

Notable Producer

Aida BatlleAida Batlle Selection, El Salvador

Finest Coffee Event

The 2016 SCAA Event—Atlanta, GA

Outstanding Achievement In The Field of Excellence

Michelle JohnsonThe Chocolate Barista

2015 Sprudgie Awards

[Read the full entry for each winner here.]

Best New Cafe

Paramount Coffee Project

Notable Roaster

Heart Roasters

Best Coffee Writing

Matt Perger for Barista Hustle

Notable Producer

Tim Wendelboe & Elias Roas, Finca Taman and Finca El Suelo

Best Coffee Video

“Barista” — A film by Rock Baijnauth.

Best New Product

Acaia Lunar scale

Best Subscription

Blue Bottle Coffee

Nicest Packaging

Five Elephant Coffee

Outstanding Achievement In The Field Of Excellence

 Third Wave Wichteln: Founders Markus Reuter, André Krüger, and Thorsten Keller

 

2014 Sprudgie Awards

[Read the full entry for each winner here.]

Best New Cafe

Scandinavian Embassy

Notable Roaster

Small Batch Roasting Company

Best Coffee Writing

Alexis Madrigal, The Atlantic

Notable Producer

Cuatro M/Emilio Lopez Diaz

Best Coffee Video

Dunkin Love

Best New Product

Acaia Coffee Scale

Best Subscription

Ruby Coffee

Best Packaging

Intelligentsia

Outstanding Achievement In The Field Of Excellence

Jim Karr

2013 Sprudgie Awards

[Read the full entry for each winner here.]

Notable Producer

Orang Utan Coffee

Best Video

Hey Girl Guide To Coffeeing

Best Subscription Service

Mistobox

Notable Roaster

Drop Coffee, Stockholm, Sweden

Best New Cafe

Intelligentsia Logan Square, Chicago, USA

Outstanding Achievement In The Field Of Excellence

Kyle Glanville and Charles BabinskiG&B Coffee / Go Get Em Tiger, Los Angeles, USA

Best New Product

Modbar

Best New Packaging

Assembly Coffee, Melbourne, Australia

Best Coffee Writing

Bitch Magazine & Dr. Lisa Knisely for “Steamed Up: The slow-roasted sexism of specialty coffee.”

2012 Sprudgie Awards

[Read the full entry for each award here.]

Notable Roaster

Blue Bottle Coffee Roasters, Bay Area / NYC

Best New Cafe

Pergamino Cafe, Medellin, Colombia

Notable Producer

Gilbert Gatali, KZ Noir Rwanda

Best Subscription Service

Four Barrel Coffee, “Fifth Barrel Coffee Crew

Best New Product

Bonavita Bona Voyage

Best Coffee Writing

Erin Meister and Liz Clayton, for their combined body of work published by Serious Eats: Drinks

Best Video

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – Season One finale, featuring Michael Richards.

Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence

Gerra Harrigan, for her work with the Mid-Atlantic Northeast Coffee Conference (MANE).

2011 Sprudgie Awards

Notable Roaster

Verve Coffee Roasters (Santa Cruz, California)

Best New Cafe

Milstead & Co. (Seattle, WA)

Notable Producer

Ethiopia Commodities Exchange

Best New Product

Craft Coffee subscription service (Brooklyn, NY)

Best Coffee Writing

Oliver Strand, Ristretto – New York Times Style Magazine, “The Moment”

Best Video

Trevor Fife, “Kenya”, Stumptown Coffee Roasters

Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence

Marcus Boni, SCAA

2010 Sprudgie Awards

Notable Roastery

Tim Wendelboe

Best Cafe

Tina, We Salute You

Notable Producer

Rachel Peterson, Hacienda La Esmeralda

Best New Product

Coava DISK

Best Blog

Coffea Cultura (now defunct)

Best Magazine

Barista Magazine

Best Supplier

EspressoParts.com

Outstanding Achievement In The Field Of Excellence

Aleco Chigounis, Stumptown Coffee

2009 Sprudgie Awards

Best Roastery

Stumptown Coffee Roasters

Best Café

Four Barrel Coffee

Best Producer

Aida Battle

Best New Product

Mypressi Twist

Best Blog

jimseven

Best Video Blog

Tamper Tantrum

Best Magazine

Barista Magazine

Best Supplier

Espresso Parts

Outstanding Achievement In The Field Of Excellence

Stephen Vick