Welcome to the announcements for the 14th Annual Sprudgie Awards presented by Pacific Barista Series, honoring the very best in coffee.

Nominees for each category were chosen by a worldwide public ballot. Public voting for the Sprudgies took place over several weeks in December and January, with the ballot box closing at 11:59 PM on Sunday, January 8th, 2023.

Congratulations to all the nominees—to us, every single 2022 finalist was a winner.

Here they are: the winners, honorees, and finalists for the 14th Annual Sprudgie Awards, presented by Pacific Barista Series!

Notable Roaster

Winner: Momos Coffee — Busan, South Korea
Honoree: Dark Arts Coffee — London, UK

Three Marks Coffee — Barcelona, Spain
Manhattan Coffee Roasters — Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Puerto Blest Tostadores — Buenos Aires, Argentina
Onyx Coffee Lab — Rogers, Arkansas
Leaves Coffee Roasters — Tokyo, Japan
Black & White Coffee Roasters — Raleigh, North Carolina

Best New Cafe

Winner: Coffee Relief — Quito, Ecuador
Honoree: Batch Baby — London, UK

Kawa Coffee Boutique — Paris, France
Persimmon Coffee — Philadelphia, PA
January Coffee — Boulder, CO
Electrica Coffee — Portland, OR
43 Factory Coffee — Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Rosslyn Coffee (Tower 42) — London, UK

Sustainable Cafe

Winner: Kiss The Hippo — London, United Kingdom
Honoree: Coffee Collective — Copenhagen, Denmark

Cafe Imperfect Omotesando — Tokyo, Japan
3FE — Dublin, Ireland
Into Coffee — Melbourne, Australia
Big Pilot Bar by Center Coffee & IWC — Seoul, South Korea
Daydrink Coffee — Iowa City, Iowa
Parable Coffee — Columbus, Ohio

Best New Product

Winner: La Marzocco Linea Micra Home Espresso Machine
Honoree: Ghost Town Oats Plant-Based Milk

Profitec Pro 400 Home Espresso Machine
Mavam MM Super Auto Espresso Machine
Mahlkönig E80S GBW Grinder
Headstand Coffee Leaf Seltzer
Etkin 8-Cup Coffee Dripper
Orea V3 Coffee Dripper

Best Coffee Video/Film

Winner: “CxffeeBlack To Africa” by CxffeeBlack
Honoree: James Hoffmann on YouTube

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Lance Hedrick on YouTube
Dan Fellows on YouTube
Kyle Rowsell on YouTube
Peak & Wild” by Matthew Algie
Coffee Narratives: Try Hard Coffee” by Robert Gomez and Hailey Polidori
30 Years of Linea Classic” (collected series) by Reagan Petrehn and Josh Littlefield

Best Coffee Writing

Winner: “Decolonizing The History of Coffee” by Jonathan Morris (Standart Magazine, issue 26)
Honoree: “How a bunch of Starbucks baristas built a labor movement” by Rani Molla (Vox)

Brian’s Coffee Spot by Brian Williams (self-published)
“A Sort-of Glossary Of Coffee Processes” by Christopher Feran (self-published)
“Jaago and Smell the Coffee: Deanonymizing (and Decolonizing) Indian Coffee” by Namisha Parthasarathy (25, issue 17)
Boss Barista by Ashley Rodriguez (Substack)
Mackenzie Batali, Lik Xian Lim, Jiexin Liang, Sara E. Yeager, Juliet Han, Ashley N. Thompson, Jean-Xavier Guinard, and William D. Ristenpart (collected works for UC Davis)
Jenn Chen (collected works)

Notable Coffee Producer

Winner: Ana Vizcaino of Finca Esperanza/Two Birds Coffee (Guatemala)
Honoree: Nestor Lasso of Finca El Diviso (Colombia)

Rebecca Atienza of Hacienda San Pedro (Puerto Rico)
Roger Dominguez of Finca La Cueva (Honduras)
Benjamin Paz of Beneficio San Vicente (Honduras)
Pranoy and Ajoy Thipaiah of Kerehaklu (India)
Alex Mwangi Kanyingi of Mukurweini, Nyeri (Kenya)
Epiphanie Mukashyaka of BufCafe (Rwanda)

Best Coffee Magazine / Book

Winner: How To Make The Best Coffee At Home by James Hoffmann
Honoree: The Physics of Filter Coffee by Jonathan Gagné

Por Trás Da Sua Xícara by Juliana Ganan
21st Century Coffee: A Guide by Kenneth Davids
Standart Magazine
Solo Magazine
Caffeine Magazine
Coffee People Zine

Best Design Packaging

Winner: Onyx Coffee Lab — Rogers, Arkansas
Honoree: Lilo Coffee — Osaka, Japan

Manifesto Coffee — Perth, Scotland
Superlost Coffee Roasters — Brooklyn, NY
Momos Coffee — Busan, South Korea
Process Coffee — Belfast, Northern Ireland
Littlefoot Coffee — Grandville, Michigan
Dayglow Coffee — Los Angeles, CA

Best Coffee Podcast

Winner: Tim Wendelboe Podcast by Tim Wendelboe
Honoree: Boss Barista by Ashley Rodriguez

Coffee Sometimes by Valor Coffee
Drinking Coffee, While Talking Coffee by Jordan Brown
Making Coffee with Lucia Solis by Lucia Solis
Totally Dissolved by Bronwen Serna and Kathie Hilberg
Coffee and Technology by Norbert Niederhauser and Nick Castellano
Adventures In Coffee Podcast by Scott Bentley, Jools Walker, and James Harper

Best Social Media

Winner: @morgandrinkscoffee by Morgan Eckroth
Honoree: @pichit89 by Arm Pichit

@umeshiso_ by Umeko Motoyoshi
@jimseven by James Hoffmann
@lancehedrick by Lance Hedrick
@cxffeeblack by Bartholomew Jones and Renata Henderson
@roasterkat by Kat Melheim
@darkartscoffee by Dark Arts Coffee

Notable Event

Winner: The 2022 Specialty Coffee Expo (Boston)
Honoree: The 2022 Melbourne International Coffee Expo

The 2022 Manchester Coffee Festival
The 2022 No Filter Coffee Fest
The Color of Coffee Collective Symposium
The Queer Coffee Conference at Fluid Cooperative SF
High Density by The Barista League
The 2022 London Coffee Festival

Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence

This award is presented each year to a remarkable coffee person, organization, cause, or entity that embodies coffee excellence. This year’s slate of Outstanding Achievement nominees are each being recognized as full and rightful winners of a Sprudgie Award. Congratulations to our eight winners of a 2022 Sprudgie Award for Outstanding Achievement.

Dr. Aaron Davis — For outstanding scientific research in the field of coffee crop diversity and sustainability.

Sahra Nguyen, Nguyen Coffee Supply  — for writing a new chapter in the story of Vietnamese coffee in America.

Peter Giuliano, Coffee Science Foundation —for outstanding advocacy of coffee, science, and cultural storytelling. 

Pernell Cezar and Rod Johnson, BLK & Bold Coffee — for championing accessibility and quality while building a powerhouse new national coffee brand.

Global Coffee Calibration for Ukraine — for international fundraising in troubled times.

Luiz Paulo Dias Pereira Filho, CarmoCoffees for helping establish the nation of Brazil as home to some of the finest quality coffees in the world.

Keith Hawkins, Color of Coffee Collective — for community organizing and culture building around the Color Of Coffee Collective.

Bean Coffee and Alder Hey Children’s Charity — for ongoing and meaningful charitable fundraising on behalf of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, England.

The 14th Annual Sprudgie Awards are presented by Pacific Barista Series.

See all past winners of the Sprudgie Awards.

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