In Dallas, Tracking Merit Coffee’s Texas-Sized Expansion

Merit Coffee’s Deep Ellum cafe. They say there is no rest for the weary. There is also, unsurprisingly, no rest for those unwilling to slow down. Few know this better than Robby Grubbs, the owner of...

We Are Obsessed With Chemex: The Game

There’s a lot going on at your typical SCA Expo weekend. The sights, the sounds, the slurps, the soirees, the partays, the shindigs, the meet n’ greets, the gab n’ gulps, the delicate dance of...

In Portland, Reducing Waste And Increasing Accessibility At Nossa Familia

Photo by Cortney White. While many of late have framed disability inclusion and waste reduction as diametrically opposed, Portland’s Nossa Familia, a local institution since 2004, is using its newest space to showcase a unique and...

The Coffee In Amsterdam’s “Coffeeshops” Has Never Been Better

You have to admit it’s getting better. So reports Karina Hof, a longtime Sprudge staff writer based in Holland, who has for years been fascinated by the disconnect between Amsterdam’s famed “coffeeshops”—lounges where legal cannabis...

Freda Yuan: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Freda Yuan (Photo by Gary Handley) Welcome to The Sprudge Twenty Interviews presented by Pacific Barista Series. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be featuring our 2019 featured class of Sprudge Twenty honorees, each one changing the coffee...

The Lit List: Michelle Johnson’s Favorite Moments From SCA 2019

For the biggest coffee weekend of the year—the 2019 Speciality Coffee Association Expo in Boston—we sent intrepid journalist and Chocolate Barista founder Michelle Johnson onto the showfloor to put her finger on the pulse of what’s...

The Lit List: Michelle Johnson’s Favorite Moments From SCA 2019

For the biggest coffee weekend of the year—the 2019 Speciality Coffee Association Expo in Boston—we sent intrepid journalist and Chocolate Barista founder Michelle Johnson onto the showfloor to put her finger on the pulse of what’s...

Barista Bards: A Dungeons & Dragons League For The Indianapolis Coffee Community

Dusk settles onto the city and the light starts to fade. Several baristas slip one by one past a “Closed” sign and into Commissary Barber and Barista, arranging themselves at a corner table. Soon the...

Stumptown To Release CBD Cold Brew Elixir Just In Time For The Holidays

Tomorrow is April 20th, colloquially known as 420, a holiday you’ve all been waiting for. That’s right, tomorrow is National Cold Brew Day, which definitely started by Stumptown as a joke, but is now being...

The Coffee In Amsterdam’s “Coffeeshops” Has Never Been Better

You have to admit it’s getting better. So reports Karina Hof, a longtime Sprudge staff writer based in Holland, who has for years been fascinated by the disconnect between Amsterdam’s famed “coffeeshops”—lounges where legal cannabis...

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