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 13th 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. Voting is happening right now, and will continue apace through Sunday, January 9th, 2022 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 2021. 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.
Girls Who Grind Coffee (Warminster, UK)
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)
Cafe Con Jiribilla (Mexico City, Mexico)
Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters (Bay Area, CA)
Notable Coffee Producer
This award honors outstanding work by a coffee producer.
Cynthia La Rue (Nicaragua)
Ana Mustafa (Colombia)
Alexa Marin (Nicaragua)
Karla Boza (El Salvador)
Katia Duke (Honduras)
Miriam Perez (Honduras)
Tisya Mukuna (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Yenni Esperanza (Colombia)
Best New Product
This award honors a new coffee product released for sale to the public in the year 2021.
Best Coffee Video/Film
This award honors an original coffee video or film released in the year 2021. This can include feature films, short films, promotional videos or social media clips.
“How To Steam Milk For Latte Art” by Lance Hedrick
“Calibrate” by Propaganda
“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
“A Beginner’s Guide To Buying Great Coffee” by James Hoffmann
“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
This award celebrates the best coffee writing of the year.
Best Coffee Magazine
This award honors an outstanding coffee magazine or print publication release.
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.
Hard Lines Coffee (Cardiff, Wales)
Takkø Café (São Paulo, Brazil)
Onyx Coffee Lab (Bentonville, Arkansas)
Fritz Coffee Company (Seoul, South Korea)
MAME (Zurich, Switzerland)
Obadiah Coffee (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Process Coffee (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Coffee Collective (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Best New Cafe
This award is presented to a cafe that has opened in 2021.
Subko Coffee (Bombay, India)
Equator Coffees Round House (San Francisco, California)
Drip Coffee Brooklyn Heights (Brooklyn, New York)
Try Hard Coffee (Austin, Texas)
ART.i Coffee and Space (Bogor, Indonesia)
Nemesis Coffee Great Northern Way (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Portland Cà Phê (Portland, Oregon)
Papá Changó (Seattle, Washington)
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.
Phoenix Coffee (Cleveland, Ohio)
Slow Bloom Coffee Cooperative (Redlands, California)
Gimme! Coffee (Ithaca, New York)
Cocoa Cinnamon + Little Waves Coffee (Durham, North Carolina)
Isla Coffee (Berlin, Germany)
Coffee Collective (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Daughter (Brooklyn, New York)
Fluid Cooperative Cafe (San Francisco, California)
World’s Largest Coffee Tasting
No Free Coffee Pop Up Events
Leaderboard: The Coffee Game
High Density by The Barista League
London Coffee Festival
The DiGi-2-TiON by Glitter Cat Barista
Seoul International Cafe Show
Voting for the 13th Annual Sprudgie Awards presented by Pacific Barista Series closes at 11:59 PM PST on Sunday, January 9th, 2022.