Welcome to the winners announcement for the 11th 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 2019, with the ballot box closing at 11:59 PM on Friday, January 3rd, 2020.
Thanks to the tens of thousands of voters who helped make this the biggest voting field in Sprudgies history. Congratulations to all the nominees—to us, every single 2019 finalist was a winner.
Here they are: the winners, honorees, and finalists for the 11th Annual Sprudgie Awards, presented by Pacific Barista Series!
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
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[FARM] This morning we brewed a @finca_deborah Afterglow Geisha natural to a guest while having with us Jamison and Peter producers from this farm. The unexpected encounter of the different actors of the coffee chain. What an experience ! What a moment ! #speechless • Ce matin nous avons preparé un café filtre de la ferme @finca_deborah Afterglow Geisha naturel à un client pendant que nous recevions Jamison et Peter Savage de cette ferme. La rencontre inattendue de différents acteurs de la chaîne du café ! Quelle expérience ! Quel moment ! #sansvoix • #bliss #feelinglucky #fincadeborah #jamisonsavage #petersavage #passion #sharing #coffeepassion #grateful
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).
Winner: 3FE (Dublin, Ireland)
Best New Product
Winner: La Marzocco KB90
Honoree: AeroPress Go by AeroPress
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
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)
Best Design Packaging
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
Best Social Media
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Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence
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.
The 11h Annual Sprudgie Awards are presented by Pacific Barista Series.