It's the end of 2019, and the end of the decade. To celebrate and reflect, here is a coffee version of the 1989 contemporary pop hit, “We Didn't Start The Fire.” Thank you for listening, reading, sharing, and supporting the Sprudge Media Network, the worldwide leader in coffee news and journalism and occasionally song parody.

Words and music by Buzzy Joel.

Erna Knutsen, Cindy Chang, COE and climate change
Drink Pacific, water PH, avocado toast
La Marzocco, Cat & Cloud, Colin Harmon, Jesse Raub
Eastern Region, Western Region, Wrecking Ball’s Nick Cho

Anaerobic fruit bombs, honey washed gesha
Scott Rao, “Hey Girl Guide”, Build-Outs in the summertime
Pergamino, Bean Scene, coffee competition dreams
Giuliano, Marcus Boni, 15 minutes call time

We didn’t start the Third Wave
it was Trish who named it, we just tried to frame it
We didn’t start the Third Wave
But we didn’t fight it, we just tried to write it

Sasa Sestic, Ollie Strand, Kenya, Ethiopia
Penny University was always just a pop 
Kaffikaze, pre-ground, Supersonic, Stumptown
Ristretto’s woes, C market low stock
Hoffmann, G&B, Taiwan’s got a winning team
Klaus Thomsen, Wendelboe, Raul, Alejandro
Meesh tho! Budapest, DCILY, Reykjavik
Purple Princess, Greg Scace, trouble in the Dubai

We didn’t start the Third Wave
it was Trish who named it, we just tried to frame it
We didn’t start the Third Wave
But we didn’t fight it, we just tried to write it

Little Wolf, Madcap, Terry Z, the Bonchaks
Black Coffee, Bar Nine, Starbucks stole your shop design
Leva memes, Tooker’s fall, JAB will buy it all
Coffee Twitter, Glitter Cat, logo on a trucker hat

Little Buddy, Ben Put, crowdfunding, Modbar
Coffee shots, Dayglow, AeroPress and tech bros
YouTube, Youngmin Lee, Stephen Patrick Morrissey
Stephen Vick, Umeko, coffees from the Congo

We didn’t start the Third Wave
it was Trish who named it, we just tried to frame it
We didn’t start the Third Wave
But we didn’t fight it, we just tried to write it

Sorenson, Weissman, commodity price, man
Yemen, Berlin, drama with deferment
Consulting in Arabia, Borer Beetle mania
GFAs, Instagram, Natvia still owes us, damn
Howard Schultz, ECX, qualifying sponsor checks
SCA lost an A what else do we have to say???

Leaf rust, Katie’s win, Cole McBride is back again
Split shot, Standart, light roast, Red Fox
Aga, Gwilym, Berg Wu, Hide and Licata too
Robusta is up a grade, Phyllis Johnson, Direct Trade
Coffee Common, flat white, TNT on Thursday nights
coffee sweats, DJ sets, Drunken Brewers Cup regrets
Portland Coffee Social Club, GMO the coffee shrub
Oatlycoffee cola wars — I can’t take it anymore!

We didn’t start the Third Wave
it was Trish who named it, we just tried to frame it
We didn’t start the Third Wave
The roast was blonde and the wave goes on…and on…