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Sprudge Co-Founders and Editors Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen explore the world of specialty coffee.
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Dec 9, 2017

In this very special episode, we announce the 2017 Sprudgie Awards Finalists! Listen to find out who got nominated!


Notable Roaster

Take Flight Coffee (Los Angeles)

Onyx Coffee Lab (Bentonville, AR)

Assembly Coffee (London)

Colonna Coffee (Bath, UK)

Maquina Coffee Roasters (Oakland)

Talor & Jorgen (Oslo)


Notable Coffee Producer

Jose Gallardo (Panama)

Marta Dalton (Guatemala)

Aida Batlle (El Salvador)

The Producers of Port of Mokha (Yemen)

La Palma el Tucan (Colombia)

Ernesto Menendez (El Salvador)


Best New Product

December Dripper



Stagg EKG

Barista Hustle Tamper

World Specialty Coffee Map by Cafe Imports


Best Coffee Video / Film

“The Young And The Spoonless” by Cafe Imports

“I Yelp By The Way” by Dapper & Wise Coffee Roasters

“The Race to Save Coffee” by the Washington Post

RealChrisBaca on Youtube

Clive Coffee on Youtube

James Hoffmann on Youtube


Best Coffee Writing

WIKARCS by Colin Harmon

“New York City Coffee: A Caffeinated History” by Erin Meister

Ashley Rodriguez for Barista Magazine Online

Jenn Chen (collected works)

RJ Joseph (collected works)

Kelly Stein (collected works)


Best Coffee Magazine




Barista Magazine


Revista Magazine


Best Coffee Instagram / Twitter Account


Matt Perger

3000 Thieves

Jenn Chen

Michelle Johnson


Best Coffee Podcast

The Coffee Podcast

Cat & Cloud

Boss Barista

Keys to the Shop

Tamper Tantrum

Racist Sandwich


Best Coffee Subscription Service

Dept of Brewology

Barista Hustle

Sudden Coffee

Compelling Coffee

Angel’s Cup

The Coffeevine


Best Design / Packaging


Methodical Coffee

Brandywine Coffee Roasters

Talor & Jorgen

Thou Mayest

Little Wolf


Best New Cafe

Narrative Coffee (Everett, WA)

Cherry Street Public House (Seattle, WA)

Love Supreme Portobello (Dublin)

Nemesis Coffee (Vancouver, BC)

Center Coffee (Seoul)

Catalyst Coffee (Auckland, NZ)


Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence

Miki Suzuki 

Mokhtar Alkhanshali

Department of Brewology

Pamela Chng 

Abner Roldan & Karla Ly Quiñones García 

Cole & Aisha Pew

Nov 6, 2017

In this episode we discuss the new Sprudge Live website and the upcoming 2017 World Barista Championship in Seoul, South Korea.

We also talk about:

Oct 20, 2017

In this very special episode we interview Erika Lee Vonie, the 2017 New York Coffee Masters champion.

Oct 6, 2017

In this episode, Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen take a moment to talk about:

Alphabet Brewing Company's Flat White Coffee Beer

we talked about coffee beer festival Coffee 💕 Beer

Song Tea

Fellow Products

Breville Oracle Touch

We looked back on Night of 1,000 Pours

We take a few calls and plug coffee charity

Project Waterfall

and we also really like

Coffee Kids

We talk about the New York Coffee Festival happening next weekend.

This episode is sponsored by Urnex and KitchenAid.

Jun 9, 2017

Hosts Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen discuss their brand-new project:

Sprudge Wine!

Sprudge Wine!

Sprudge Wine!

May 23, 2017

Sprudge correspondent Liz Chai interviews Onyx Coffee Lab barista trainer and 2017 US Brewers Cup Champion Dylan Siemens. 

For more US Coffee Sports fun, listen to Episode 41 at the 2017 USBC in Seattle. 

May 3, 2017

Special reporter Liz Chai visits a judge, a competitor, a coach, and a volunteer at the 2017 United States Barista Championship and Brewers Cup. Featuring Sarah Frinak, Mallory Leicht, Talya Strader, and Matthew Jung Quillen.

Apr 13, 2017

Enjoy action-packed live episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast from Prufrock Coffee in London featuring Sonja Zweidick, Lem Butler, Chloe Callow, Gianni Cassatini, and Sara Mason. 

Mar 31, 2017

In this very special episode we share a coffee beer with Jason Dominy of Atlanta, Georgia. 

Mar 17, 2017

In this week's episode we interview Sprudgie Award winner Michelle Johnson.

Mar 3, 2017

In this very special episode we have Kyle Gaffney of SkB Architects.

Feb 23, 2017

Guest host Liz Chai interviews competitors from the #BaristaChamps festivities in Austin, Texas. Guests include:

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Andrea Allen of Onyx Coffee Lab in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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Emma Nolley of Equator Coffees in Oakland, California

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Lorenzo Perkins of Fleet Coffee in Austin, Texas

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Naida Lindberg of Verve Coffee Roasters in Santa Cruz, California.

Jan 31, 2017

In this episode, we talk to Mokhtar Alkhanshali of Port of Mokha.

Jan 23, 2017

In this episode special guest reporter Elizabeth Chai interviews participants of the US Coffee Champs in Knoxville, Tennesee including:

Erika Vonie

Brian Beyke

Jenna Gotthelf

Aaron Rivkin

Kyle Ramage

Check out all of the US Coffee Champs action at

Jan 13, 2017

In this episode we interview I Make My Own Coffee Podcast hosts Bryan Schiele and Brian Beyke, winner of the 2016 Sprudgie Award for Best Podcast.