Sprudge Twenty Presented By Pacific Barista Series

We’re looking for twenty people who are changing the world of coffee. And we need your help.

Welcome to The Sprudge Twenty—presented by Pacific Foods Barista Series. The Sprudge Twenty is a new initiative honoring and amplifying leaders in the specialty coffee community. We believe that the future of coffee is being written right now, by the people who work in the community every day. The strength of this community is in its membership: the mentors and leaders as well as the young strivers and future game-changers. Baristas and farmers, traders and teachers, entrepreneurs and original voices—our hope is that by identifying those exemplifying what’s special about coffee, we will be able to uplift and center their stories to the entire world.

But Sprudge and Pacific can’t do it alone—we need you, our readers, to tip us off to the individuals who best exemplify what makes coffee special in 2019. This is an open call to our global network of readers and partners: nominate people in your business or community who exemplify excellence in coffee. Mentors can nominate their young students; owners can nominate a member of their core staff; or cafe patrons / coffee lovers of all kinds can nominate their favorite baristas or roasters.

Nominations can be submitted in any language, in the form of an original essay, audio nomination or video recording, so that there is no barrier to submission. Entry is 100% free for all thanks to the support of Pacific Foods Barista Series.

Winners receive spotlight features on Sprudge, mentorship opportunities from Pacific Foods Barista Series, and much more to be announced in the weeks and months to come.

This is a program to celebrate greatness in coffee, to shine a spotlight on those changing the world through their coffee work, and to amplify the stories of deserving individuals all around the world.

Nominations are now open through March 4th, 2019.

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