Welcome to the announcements for the 13th 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 2021, with the ballot box closing at 11:59 PM on Sunday, January 9th, 2022.
Congratulations to all the nominees—to us, every single 2021 finalist was a winner.
Here they are: the winners, honorees, and finalists for the 13th Annual Sprudgie Awards, presented by Pacific Barista Series!
Winner: Cafe Con Jiribilla (Mexico City, Mexico)
Honoree: Girls Who Grind Coffee (Warminster, UK)
Finalists: Rabbit Hole Coffee Roasters (Montreal, Quebec), Three Keys Coffee (Houston, Texas), Leaves Coffee Roasters (Tokyo, Japan), Muttley And Jack’s Coffee Roasters (Stockholm, Sweden), Boon Boona Coffee Roasters (Renton, Washington), Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters (Bay Area, CA)
Best New Cafe
Winner: Try Hard Coffee (Austin, Texas)
Honoree: Subko Coffee (Bombay, India)
Finalists: Equator Coffees Round House (San Francisco, California), Drip Coffee Brooklyn Heights (Brooklyn, New York), ART.i Coffee and Space (Bogor, Indonesia), Nemesis Coffee Great Northern Way (Vancouver, British Columbia), Portland Cà Phê (Portland, Oregon), Papá Changó (Seattle, Washington)
Winner: Coffee Collective (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Honoree: Phoenix Coffee (Cleveland, Ohio)
Finalists: Slow Bloom Coffee Cooperative (Redlands, California), Gimme! Coffee (Ithaca, New York), Cocoa Cinnamon + Little Waves Coffee (Durham, North Carolina), Isla Coffee (Berlin, Germany), Daughter (Brooklyn, New York), Fluid Cooperative Cafe (San Francisco, California)
Best New Product
Winner: Acaia Lunar 2021
Honoree: La Marzocco Wally Milk
Finalists: Cometeer, Tricolate Brewer, Orea Coffee Brewer, Ujjo Coffee Hot Sauce, E61 Matrix Shower Screen, Taika 2.0
Best Coffee Video/Film
Winner: “Calibrate” by Propaganda
Honoree: “A Beginner’s Guide To Buying Great Coffee” by James Hoffmann
Finalists: “How To Steam Milk For Latte Art” by Lance Hedrick, “All Espresso Drinks Explained: Cappuccino vs Latte vs Flat White and More” by European Coffee Trip, “Is There A Race To The Bottom Happening In Speciality Coffee?” by Coffee With Maxwell, “I Tested Every Trader Joe’s Coffee Product (So You Don’t Have To)” by MorganDrinksCoffee, “Let’s Drink Coffee With Your Korean Dad” by Your Korean Dad, “The Lifecycle of A Cup of Coffee” by A.J. Jacobs
Best Coffee Writing
Winner: Freda Yuan
Honoree: Jonathan Gagne
Finalists: Ben Wurgaft , Christopher Feran, Corazon Padilla, Jenn Chen, Ashley Rodriguez, Anthony K. Langat
Notable Coffee Producer
Winner: Karla Boza (El Salvador)
Honoree: Katia Duke (Honduras)
Finalists: Cynthia La Rue (Nicaragua), Ana Mustafa (Colombia), Alexa Marin (Nicaragua), Miriam Perez (Honduras), Tisya Mukuna (Democratic Republic of Congo), Yenni Esperanza (Colombia)
Best Coffee Magazine / Book
Honoree: Batch Magazine
Finalists: Coffee People Zine, Drift, Caffeine, Source Code, Revista Espresso, Solo Magazine
Best Design Packaging
Winner: Onyx Coffee Lab (Bentonville, Arkansas)
Honoree: Hard Lines Coffee (Cardiff, Wales)
Finalists: Takkø Café (São Paulo, Brazil), Fritz Coffee Company (Seoul, South Korea), MAME (Zurich, Switzerland), Obadiah Coffee (Edinburgh, Scotland), Process Coffee (Belfast, Northern Ireland), Coffee Collective (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Best Coffee Podcast
Winner: Making Coffee With Lucia Solis
Honoree: Trans & Caffeinated
Finalists: Keys To The Shop, Coffee Protocol Podcast, Boss Barista, 5thWAVE: The Business of Coffee, Cat & Cloud, The Cxffeeblack Podcast
Best Social Media
Winner: James Hoffmann
Finalists: @MorganDrinksCoffee, @umeshiso_, @Cxffeeblack, @NoFreeCoffee, @blackgirl.blackcoffee, @YourKoreanDad
Winner: World’s Largest Coffee Tasting
Honoree: The DiGi-2-TiON by Glitter Cat Barista
Finalists: No Free Coffee Pop Up Events, Leaderboard: The Coffee Game, High Density by The Barista League, HostMilano, London Coffee Festival, Seoul International Cafe Show
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 2021 Sprudgie Award for Outstanding Achievement.
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US Coffee Competitions Committee
The 13th Annual Sprudgie Awards are presented by Pacific Barista Series.
See all past winners of the Sprudgie Awards.