Here at Sprudge this is our very favorite time of the year; we are of course referring to Sprudgies Season, and the ongoing vote for finalists at the 12th Annual Sprudgie Awards presented by Pacific Barista Series.
From a global pool of nominees comes a final list of finalists: eight choices per each category, plus the opportunity to write-in the candidate of your choice. We’ve been celebrating each of these categories across social media over the last week, but hearts and RTs count for bupkiss—what matters is the vote. Voting is happening right now, and will continue apace through Sunday, January 3rd, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST.
Please vote 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!
Go vote! And read on to learn more about this year’s Sprudgie Award finalists.
This award honors a roaster doing exemplary work in 2020. This may include roasted coffee quality, the strength of e-commerce, cafe locations (if applicable), and all other facets of running a successful coffee roaster.
Portrait Coffee (Atlanta, GA)
Tectonic Coffee (Los Angeles, CA)
Morgon Coffee Roasters (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Onyx Coffee Lab (Rogers, AR)
Three Marks Coffee (Barcelona, Spain)
Black and White Coffee Roasters (Wake Forest, NC)
49th Parallel Coffee Roasters (Vancouver, BC)
Blossom Coffee Roasters (Manchester, England)
Notable Coffee Producer
This award honors outstanding work by a coffee producer.
Anny Ruth (El Salvador)
Ana Mustafa (Colombia)
Gilberto Baraona (El Salvador)
Juan Peña (Ecuador)
Gare Ware Jilo (Ethiopia)
Ato Tesfaye Bekele (Ethiopia)
Rosalba Cifuentes Tovia (Mexico)
Virgelina Perdomo (Colombia)
Best New Product
This award honors a new coffee product released for sale to the public in the year 2020.
Best Coffee Video/Film
This award honors an original coffee video or film released in the year 2020. This can include feature films, short films, promotional videos or social media clips.
Moving Forward, Grahm Doughty
The Global Coffee Crisis Is Coming, Vox
Axel’s Journey, MolcajeteFilms
Dalgona Coffee – Explained and Upgraded, James Hoffmann
No Single Origin, Home Storytellers
Guji Freestyle, Bartholomew Jones
The Barista, Austin Ray Encinias
Coffee Heroes, Jeff Hann
Best Coffee Writing
This award celebrates the best coffee writing of the year.
Best Coffee Magazine/Book
This award honors an outstanding coffee magazine or print publication release.
The Triumph: Black Brazilians In Coffee by Phyllis Johnson (USA)
Coffee Milk Blood by Vava Angwenyi (Kenya)
Roast Magazine (USA)
Gourmet Cup (France)
Coffee People Zine (USA)
Solo Magazine (Spain)
Standart (Slovak Republic)
Revista Espresso (Brazil)
Best Social Media
This award honors outstanding work across social media platforms.
Best Coffee Podcast
This award honors outstanding work in the podcast medium.
This work honors notable design or packaging work in coffee. Nominees may include coffee products, coffee bags, coffee logo or graphic design work, or any other example of outstanding coffee design.
Onyx Coffee Lab (Rogers, AR)
On The Go Jo (Chicago, IL)
Brandywine Coffee Roasters (Wilmington, DE)
Cama Coffee (Taipei, Taiwan)
Lykke Kaffegårdar (Farsta, Sweden)
Fritz Coffee (Seoul, South Korea)
Sightglass Coffee (San Francisco, CA)
Three Keys Coffee (Houston, TX)
Best New Cafe
This award is presented to a cafe that has opened in 2020.
Play Coffee (Fullerton, CA)
Amberson Coffee & Grocer (Indianapolis, IN)
Mina’s World (Philadelphia, PA)
Drip Coffee (Brooklyn, NY)
Coffee Circle (Berlin, Germany)
Parable Coffee (Columbus, OH)
Young & Daughters (Seoul, South Korea)
Cafe Farfelu (Paris, France)
This award is presented to a cafe or coffee company for prioritizing sustainable environmental and industry stewardship. This can include zero waste practices, pursuing a reduced carbon footprint, highlighting sustainable coffees and products, and a commitment to equity and industry leadership.
Caravan Coffee Roasters (London, England)
L’Arbre à Café (Paris, France)
Coffee Collective (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Bettr Coffee Co. (Singapore)
Blank Street Coffee (New York City, NY)
Guilder (Portland, OR)
Olympia Coffee Roasters (Olympia, WA)
Kind Cafe (Vancouver, BC)
Voting for the 12th Annual Sprudgie Awards presented by Pacific Barista Series closes at 11:59 PM PST on Sunday, January 3rd, 2021.