Welcome to the winners announcement for the 10th Annual Sprudgie Awards presented by Oatly, 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 2018, with the ballot box closing at 11:59 PM on Friday, January 4th, 2019.
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 2018 finalist was a winner.
Here they are: the winners, honorees, and finalists for the 10th Annual Sprudgie Awards, presented by Oatly!
Winner: Go Get Em Tiger (Los Angeles, CA)
Honoree: Red Bay Coffee (Oakland, CA)
Finalists: Devoción (Brooklyn), Black & White Coffee Roasters (Wake Forest, NC), Square Mile Coffee (London), Gardelli Coffee (Italy), Sey Coffee (Brooklyn), Coffee Manufactory (San Francisco & Los Angeles).
Best New Cafe
Winner: Dayglow Coffee (Los Angeles, CA)
Honoree: Misión Café (Madrid, Spain)
Finalists: Ladder Coffee (Spokane, WA), Mane Coffee (Boca Raton, FL), Provider (Indianapolis, IN), Rosslyn Coffee (London, UK), Center Coffee Myeongdong (Seoul, South Korea), Stumptown Coffee Cobble Hill (Brooklyn, NY).
Winner: Smith Canteen (Brooklyn, NY)
Honoree: Isla Cafe (Berlin, Germany)
Finalists: Casa Quilha (Brasilia, Brazil), Bar Nine (Los Angeles, CA), Madcap Coffee (Grand Rapids, MI), Houndstooth Coffee Walnut Hill (Dallas, TX), Kokako Organic (Auckland, New Zealand), Miir Flagship (Seattle, WA).
Best New Product
Winner: Modbar AV
Honoree: Umeshiso Cupping Spoons
Best Coffee Video/Film
Winner: Gender In Coffee
Honoree: James Hoffmann on YouTube
Best Coffee Writing
Winner: Sabine Parrish for She's A Lady (originally appearing in Standart Magazine)
Honoree: Dear Coffee Buyer by Ryan Brown
Finalists: James Hoffmann for JimSeven.com, Jenn Chen for Newsletter and Collected Works, Ashley Rodriguez for Barista Magazine Online, The Monk Of Mokha by Dave Eggars and Mokhtar Alkhanshali, RJ Joseph for The Knockbox, Phyllis Johnson for Strong Black Coffee (originally appearing in Roast Magazine).
Notable Coffee Producer
Winner: Juan Peña, Hacienda La Papaya (Ecuador)
Honoree: Aida Batlle, Aida Batlle Selections (El Salvador)
Best Coffee Magazine
Winner: Standart (Slovakia)
Honoree: Coffee People Zine (USA)
Best Design Packaging
Winner: Coffee Manufactory (San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA)
Honoree: Onyx Coffee Lab (Bentonville, AR)
Finalists: Sweet Bloom Coffee Roasters (Lakewood, CO), Brandywine Coffee Roasters (Wilmington, DE), Kaffa (Oslo, Norway), Fjord Coffee Roasters (Berlin, Germany), Lüna Coffee (Vancouver, Canada), Friedhats (Amsterdam, The Netherlands).
Best Coffee Podcast
Winner: Cat & Cloud
Honoree: Boss Barista
Best Instagram or Twitter Account
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Thursday: Goodmorning from @thegoodegg_ in Kingly Court, Soho 🇬🇧 I’ve ordered the boureka plate and upgraded it with one of their housemade pretzel challah rolls and some extra dips like pumpkin hummus, labneh, whipped green feta and delicious pickles – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – It was this time two years ago that I had my charity brunch with the Good Egg in Stoke Newington to raise money for @cookforsyria and @unicef_uk How time flies by! Maybe we should bring some Cook For Syria events to Shanghai in the new year?? #symmetrybreakfast
Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence
Winner: Umeko Motoyoshi
Honoree: Agnieszka Rojewska
Finalists: Phyllis Johnson, Michelle Johnson, T. Ben Fischer, Adam JacksonBey, Colleen Anunu.
Lifetime Achievement Award
The 10th Annual Sprudgie Awards are presented by Oatly.