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...

Wait, Why Exactly Can’t You Use Alternative Milk In A Barista Competition?

Is 2019 the year of the coffee competition statement? At two separate North American competitions this past weekend, competitors from the United States and Canada used their stage time to make the case for change...

The Sprudge Twenty Is Coming—Presented By Pacific Barista Series

Ahoy there Sprudge reader—please allow us now brief update on a project we’re very excited about, headed into a busy coffee events weekend. Just a few short weeks ago we invited our readers around the...

The La Marzocco KB90: Better Living Through Ergonomics

News flash, breaking, extra extra: working on an espresso machine all day long is fucking bad for you. Repetitive motions in the workplace that engage small muscle groups can lead to serious injury. This not a theoretical...

The Sprudge Twenty Is Coming—Presented By Pacific Barista Series

Ahoy there Sprudge reader—please allow us now brief update on a project we’re very excited about, headed into a busy coffee events weekend. Just a few short weeks ago we invited our readers around the...

In Montreal, Structure Coffee Finds A Home And Builds A Following

Montreal’s micro-roaster scene has exploded in recent years. Along with well-established brands, the city has witnessed the launches of many promising startups, with few projects more hotly anticipated than Jérôme Greniers–Desbiens and Mathieu Carrier’s Structure...

US Barista Champion Samantha Spillman: The Sprudge Interview

Samantha Spillman of Dillanos Coffee Roasters is your 2019 United States Barista Champion. Spillman lives in Seattle, Washington and works as a barista trainer at Dillanos Coffee Roasters based out of Sumner. First competing in...

The Tea Room’s Important Role In Turn Of The Century Feminism

Coffee houses have a long and noted history for being hot beds for new and radical ideas. The home of the intellectual and the revolutionary alike, the coffee house was home to the free exchange...

We Found The Perfect Wallet For Coffee Folks

Sandy Bledsoe is the Dungeon Master—his actual title—at Coral Sword, Houston’s premier board game Twitch stream specialty coffee bar. He’s also the co-inventor of a wallet that may just be the perfect solution for coffee...

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