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.
Here they are: the winners, honorees, and finalists for the 14th Annual Sprudgie Awards, presented by Pacific Barista Series!
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
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
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
Best Coffee Video/Film
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
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
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
Best Design Packaging
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
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
@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
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.
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.
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.