Finalist voting continues for the 15th Annual Sprudgie Awards, presented by Pacific Barista Series. With eight choices per category, plus the opportunity to write in the candidate of your choice, this year’s voting for the Sprudgies has already broken records at Sprudge. You can cast your vote by using the ballot here, and share this post to encourage your communities to vote. Voting is absolutely free and open to all thanks to our sponsors at Pacific Barista Series—thank you, Pacific!

Voting for the 15th Annual Sprudgie Awards is open through Monday, January 29th at 11:59 PM PST.

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Voting for the 15th Annual Sprudgie Awards presented by Pacific Barista Series closes at 11:59 PM PST on January 29th. Find the 15th Annual Sprudgie Awards Finalist voting ballot at

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Notable Roaster

This award honors a coffee roasting company doing exemplary work in 2023. This may include roasted coffee quality, the strength of e-commerce, cafe locations (if applicable), and all other facets of running a successful coffee roasting company.

Coffee Relief (Quito, Ecuador)
Cxffeeblack (Memphis, TN)
Dak Coffee Roasters (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Subko Coffee Roasters (Mumbai, India)
Sunday Coffee Project (Portland, OR)
Switch Coffee Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan)
Tim Wendelboe (Oslo, Norway)
Um Coffee Co. (São Paulo, Brazil)

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Notable Coffee Producer

This award honors outstanding work by a coffee producer.

Wilton Benitez (Colombia)
Elias & Shady Bayter (Colombia)
Diego Bermudez (Colombia)
Rosalba Cifuentes Tovía (Mexico)
Pranoy Thipaiah (India)
Pepe Jijón (Ecuador)
Peter Mbature (Kenya)
Maricela Esperón (Mexico)

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Best New Product

This award honors a new coffee product released for sale to the public in the year 2023.

Ceado Hoop Coffee Brewer
Comandante C60 Baracuda
Etkin 2-Cup Coffee Dripper
Grind Size Analyzer by Unspecialty
Mahlkönig EK Omnia Allround Coffee Grinder
NextLevel Pulsar™ Brewer
Orea Big Boy 2-5 Cup Coffee Brewer
Zerno Z1 Coffee Grinder

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Best Coffee Video/Film

This award honors an original coffee video or film released in the year 2023.

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“Café es Lo Que Hacemos, El Retiro es Lo Que Somos” by Cafe Retiro
“Anaerobic Fermentation” by Cafe Imports
“Nguyen Coffee Supply at The U.S. Barista Championship” by Nguyen Coffee Supply
“The Road To Milan” by Wildly
“Re-Impare: Officine Fratelli Bambi” by Alto Stories
“Learn To Pour” by Aramse
“Jorge Mendez: From Coffee Picker to Coffee Farm Owner” by Mirror Coffee Roasters
“Oppenheimer Coffee” by Quek Shio

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Best Coffee Writing

This award celebrates the best coffee writing of the year.

Christopher Feran (collected work)
Jenn Chen (collected work)
Fabiana Carvalho for “Beyond Freshness: How Packaging Color Influences Consumer Behavior” appearing in 25 Magazine
Ashley Rodriguez for Boss Barista
Brit Alexandria Sims for The Non-Binary Barista
Justyna Błaszkiewicz, Ewa Nowakowska-Bogdan, Krzysztof Barabosz et. al for “Effect of green and roasted coffee storage conditions on selected characteristic quality parameters” appearing in Nature
Lukasz Galecki for “Barista Stories” (collected) appearing in European Coffee Trip
Nick Mabey for “The Case for Canephora” appearing in Standart

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Best Coffee Book/Magazine

This award honors an outstanding coffee magazine or print publication release.

25 Magazine
Coffee People Zine
‘We Belong: An Anthology of Colombian Women Coffee Farmers’ by Lucia Bawot
‘How To Taste Coffee’ by Jessica Easto
‘The Business of Specialty Coffee’ by Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood
Solo Magazine
Standart Magazine
The Coffee Magazine

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Best Social Media

This award honors outstanding work across social media platforms.

@MorganDrinksCoffee on TikTok
James Hoffmann on YouTube
Brian Quan on YouTube
Lance Hedrick on YouTube
@RoasterKat on Instagram
@LailaGhambari on Instagram
Coffee Reviews on YouTube
@CoffeeandLucas on Instagram

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Best Coffee Podcast

This award honors outstanding work in the podcast medium.

Beans Without Boundaries | Apple Podcasts | Spotify
Boss Barista | Apple Podcasts | Spotify
Coffee Made Me Do It | Apple Podcasts | Spotify
Hello Judges: The Coffee Competition Podcast | Apple Podcasts | Spotify
Keys to the Shop | Apple Podcasts | Spotify
Making Coffee with Lucia Solis | Apple Podcasts | Spotify
Tim Wendelboe Podcast | Apple Podcasts | Spotify
Totally Dissolved | Apple Podcasts | Spotify

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Best Design/Packaging

This work honors notable design or packaging work in coffee.

PERC Coffee (Savannah, GA)
Onyx Coffee Lab (Rogers, Arkansas)
A Matter of Concrete (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Black Label by Black & White Coffee Roasters (North Carolina)
Brandywine Coffee (Wilmington, Delaware)
Maru Coffee (Los Angeles, CA)
Moklair Coffee (Reims, France)
Nemesis Coffee (Vancouver, BC)

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Best New Cafe

This award is presented to a cafe that has opened in 2023.

Brew Lab (Dublin, Ireland)
Café Regina (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
File Systems of Coffee (Los Angeles, CA)
Kite Coffee (Taipei, Taiwan)
Mother Tongue (Oakland, CA)
Nagare Cafe (London, UK)
Now and Then (Nashville, TN)
Dayglow Coffee (Brooklyn, NY)

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Sustainable Cafe or Coffee Roaster 

This award is presented to a cafe or coffee company for prioritizing sustainable environmental and industry stewardship.

Azahar Coffee (Bogota, Colombia)
Buna (Mexico City, Mexico)
Coffea Circulor (Arendal, Norway)
Coffee Relief (Quito, Ecuador)
Driftaway Coffee (Brooklyn, NY)
Painted Leopard (Oakland, CA)
Skylark Coffee (Brighton, UK)
Vital Coffee Roasters (Fort Smith, Arkansas)

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Notable Event

This award is presented to a coffee event, festival, conference, or competition.

World of Coffee Athens (Athens, Greece)
The 2023 SCA Event (Portland, OR)
Glasgow Coffee Festival (Glasgow, Scotland)
CafeShow Seoul (Seoul, South Korea)
SF Coffee Festival (San Francisco, CA)
The Barista League (International)
The Color of Coffee Collective Symposium (Houston, Texas)
Creative Coffee Week (Durban, South Africa)

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Outstanding Achievement

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 2023 Sprudgie Award for Outstanding Achievement!

The 15th Annual Sprudgie Award winners for Outstanding Achievement will be honored in a special announcement in the coming days. Watch this space! 

Voting is open through Monday, January 29th at 11:59 PM PST.

Voting for the 15th Annual Sprudgie Awards presented by Pacific Barista Series. 

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