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Nov 21, 2020

Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen return for another installment of the Coffee Sprudgecast—a coffee podcast on the Sprudge Podcast Network. In this episode, Michelman and Carlsen discuss regional shortages of Chemex filters, coffee enthusiasts rekindling their love of the Moka Pot (and one of the ugliest stovetop coffee makers we've ever seen/desperately want), and the launch of the 12th Annual Sprudgie Awards Presented by Pacific Barista Series.

This episode is sponsored by Pacific Barista Series and Seattle Coffee Gear.

Aug 12, 2020

Welcome to a very special episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast. For this show we’re trying something a little different, so get a little snack or beverage ready—maybe a nice cup of coffee—and settle in. Here at Sprudge, we are lifelong fans of the radio play — a lost art that enjoyed its golden era in the 1920s and 1930s, before the popular adoption of television. In some ways, today’s podcast boom is reminiscent of these radio days, where shows like The Shadow, Dragnet, and Dimension X captured the national imagination. This week’s episode of The Coffee Sprudgecast is inspired by this era of radio, but with a thoroughly modern twist. What you’re about to hear is an audio reimagining of an original piece of horror fiction that first appeared on Sprudge in the fall of 2018. Authored by Sprudge Editor At Large Michelle Johnson, the piece is called “The Panel” — and it’s performed on this episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast by audio actor Nova Omega.

This episode is sponsored by Pacific Foods Barista Series.

May 18, 2020

There's a new website in town: Sprudge Maps. Check out Sprudge Maps to discover cafes in your neighborhood and find out their latest operating hours and safety protocols. If you're a cafe owner, you can list your shop for free right now at http://sprudgemaps.com.

In this episode, Zachary Carlsen and Jordan Michelman share sneak peeks of three new podcasts joining the Sprudge Podcast Network: No Free Refills, A Better Table, and Seed To Cup. Find out more at http://sprudge.com/podcasts.

This episode is brought to you by Pacific Foods Barista Series.

Apr 17, 2020

In this episode, Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen discuss coffee's response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. 

Michelman and Carlsen introduce the Sprudge Podcast Network with brand new shows A Better Table, Seed To Cup, and No Free Refills.

Carlsen interviews Ever Meister of Cafe Imports.

This episode supports http://fuelfrontlines.com.

Feb 15, 2020

In this episode, Elizabeth Chai (@chaiamericano) interviews T. Ben Fischer of Glitter Cat Bootcamps

This episode is sponsored by Liqui Group and Odeko.

Visit SprudgeLive.com for all of our competition coverage presented by Cafe Imports, Acaia, IKAWA, Pacific Barista Series, Bellwether, and Baratza

Jan 24, 2020

In this very special episode, correspondent Elizabeth Chai interviews top-ranking US Coffee Championships Nashville Qualifier Barista Competitor Sam Spillman of Dillanos Coffee Roasters.

Sprudge Media Network’s coverage of the 2020 US Coffee Championships Nashville Qualifying Event is presented by Cafe Imports, Acaia, IKAWA, Pacific Barista Series, Bellwether, and Baratza

The Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by Odeko.

Jan 13, 2020

In this episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen read the winners of the 2019 Sprudgie Awards Presented By Pacific Barista Series.

This episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast is brought to you by Odeko.

Notable Roaster

Winner: Onyx Coffee Lab (Rogers, AR)

Honoree: Dune Coffee (Santa Barbara, California)

Finalists: Dear Green Coffee Roasters (Glasgow, Scotland), Mother Tongue Coffee Roasters (Oakland, California), Hola Coffee (Madrid, ESP), YES PLZ WEEKLY (Los Angeles, California), Market Lane (Melbourne, AUS), Ditta Artigianale (Florence, IT).

Best New Cafe

Winner: Substance Cafe (Paris)

Honoree: Formative Coffee (London)

Finalists: Intelligentsia Coffee (Austin), Canary Coffee Bar (Milwaukee), The Coffee Movement (San Francisco), Prototype Coffee (Vancouver, BC), Wrecking Ball Coffee (Berkeley, CA), The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room (Oakland).

Sustainable Cafe

Winner: 3FE (Dublin, Ireland)

Honoree: Counter Culture Coffee Training Centers (United States)

Finalists: Oddly Correct (Kansas City, Missouri), Isla Coffee (Berlin), Bar Nine (Los Angeles), Miss Margaret (Preston, Victoria), Horizon Line Coffee (Des Moines, Iowa), Crema Coffee (Nashville).

Best New Product

Winner: La Marzocco KB90

Honoree: AeroPress Go by AeroPress

Finalists: Carter Everywhere Mug by Fellow Products, FrankOne Brewer, Acaia Pearl S, Sanremo Brave, Wilfa Uniform Grinder, Ember Mug².

Best Coffee Video/Film

Winner:  James Hoffmann on YouTube

Honoree: Chris Baca on YouTube

Finalists: Seattle Coffee Gear (YouTube), “Breaking The Crust” (Stumptown Coffee), “Wax & Gold” (Stumptown Coffee), “Coffee Farmers Hopeful For Their Dying Crops” (National Geographic), “Coffee” from SHOP: A Pop Opera by Jack Stauber (Adult Swim).

Best Coffee Writing

Winner: Umeko Motoyoshi, “The @WastingCoffee Guide To Not Wasting Coffee”

Honoree: Anonymous, Vancouver Coffee Snob

Finalists: Amanda Mull for “The Rise of Coffee Shaming” (The Atlantic), Jonathan Gagné (Coffee Ad Astra), Arielle Rebekah Gordon (Trans & Caffeinated), Brian Williams (Brian’s Coffee Spot), RJ Joseph (The Knockbox), Ashley Rodriguez (Boss Barista).

Notable Coffee Producer

Winner: Juan Peña, Hacienda La Papaya (Ecuador)

Honoree: Damian Chavez (Honduras)

Finalists: Rosalba Cifuentes Tovia (Mexico), La Palma y El Tucan (Colombia), Long Miles Coffee Project (Burundi), Tesfaye Bekele (Ethiopia), Virgelina Perdomo (Colombia), Don Fabio Caballero (Honduras).

Best Coffee Magazine

Winner: Standart (Slovakia)

Honoree: Roast Magazine (USA)

Finalists: 25 Magazine (USA), Coffee People Zine (USA), Solo Magazine (Spain), The Coffee Magazine (South Africa), Drift (USA), Revista Espresso (Brazil).

Best Design Packaging

Winner: Coffee Collective (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Honoree: Hard Beans Coffee Roasters (Opole, Poland)

Finalists: Camber Coffee Artists Series (Bellingham, WA), Fjord Coffee Roasters (Berlin, Germany), Intelligentsia Coffee (Chicago, IL), Joe Coffee (New York City, NY), Talormade Coffee (Oslo, Norway), YEZ PLZ WEEKLY (Los Angeles, CA).

Best Coffee Podcast

Winner: Cat & Cloud

Honoree: Boss Barista

Finalists: Sourceress, Keys to the Shop, La Crema: Podcast de Cafe, Craft Your Own Coffee Podcast, Filter Stories, The Specialty Coffee Association Podcast.

Best Social Media

Winner: @50percentarabica

Honoree:@fellowproducts

Finalists: @dayglowcoffee, @ditriech, @wastingcoffee, @getchusomegear, @nicely85, @shitfrommykitchen.

Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence

Winner: Jooyeon Jeon, 2019 World Barista Champion

Honoree: Coffee At Large

Finalists: Alice Wong of Disability Visibility Project, Chris McAuley of Getchusomegear, Peter Giuliano of Coffee Science Foundation and SCA, T. Ben Fischer of Glitter Cat Barista Boot Camp, Virginia Bauman of Cuties and Go Get Em Tiger, Margaret Nyamumbo of Kahawa 1893.

The 11h Annual Sprudgie Awards are presented by Pacific Barista Series.

See all past winners of the Sprudgie Awards.

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