It’s here! The 2019 World Barista and World Brewers Cup Championships are happening all weekend long in Boston, and Sprudge is there in full ESPN mode, covering every moment of the tournament live across an omnimedia coverage portal we lovingly refer to as Sprudge Live.
These tournaments are huge, with 100+ competitors from around the world vying to take home a coveted championship. Before they do that they’ll have to advance to semi-finals and then to Finals Sunday. We’re here covering it all with unrivaled depth and focus, and all of it’s free for you to follow along throughout the weekend.
Enjoying this coverage is incredibly easy—no paywalls, no log-ins—thanks to the support of our global team of Official Sponsors and our 2019 Digital Roasters Village. Here are your next moves:
1. Go visit SprudgeLive.com and bookmark us in your browser of choice. Here you’ll find easy to access schedules, rolling updates from throughout the tournament, portals for essential Boston happenings and events, and breaking news on leaderboard placements and advancing competitors.
2. Follow us on Twitter @SprudgeLive — we’ll be live-tweeting the competitions all weekend long from Boston. Sprudge pioneered the live-tweet format for covering barista competitions all the way back in 2011 and we’re thrilled to be continuing the tradition this weekend in Boston. Follow, RT, ask us questions and enjoy.
3. Give us a follow on Instagram as well! Here you’ll see original embedded coverage from the competition floor, go behind the scenes with competitors, judges, and volunteers, and learn more about our coverage sponsors without whom this work would not be possible.
4. Subscribe to the Coffee Sprudgecast on iTunes for upcoming episodes spotlighting the very best in World Coffee Champs personalities and culture.
Sprudge’s 2019 World Barista and World Brewers Cup Championship coverage is produced by Zac Cadwalader. Charlie Burt is our lead photographer, and Liz Chai helms our Instagram and podcast coverage of the event.
Follow! Share! Dive deep into our coverage and thank you—we’re looking forward to an incredible weekend of coffee sports in Boston, and it all lives at SprudgeLive.com.
All of SprudgeLive’s 2019 competition coverage is made possible by Acaia, Baratza, Faema, Cafe Imports, Wilbur Curtis, Third Wave Water, Minor Figures, and Mahlkönig.
In 2019 SprudgeLive is home to the Digital Roasters Village, because it takes a village to cover a barista competition. The Digital Roasters Village features Camber Coffee, Verve Coffee, Partners Coffee, Intelligentsia Coffee, Rishi Tea, Kickapoo Coffee, Blue Bottle Coffee, Onyx Coffee Lab, Creation Coffee, Amavida, and Equator Coffees without whom this work would not be possible.