POUR Coffee Festival Returns To Charlotte March 10th

I have long championed the notion that Charlotte, North Carolina is the best coffee scene in America that rarely gets mentioned in the conversation about best coffee scenes in America. For a five-hour distillate of...

Rose Woodard Confronts Bias In Coffee Competition Judging

Rose Woodard presents at the 2019 US Brewers Cup (Photo by Elizabeth Chai) Is 2019 the year of the coffee competition statement? At two separate North American competitions this past weekend, competitors from the United States...

Coffee May Help Slow The Growth Of Prostate Cancer

It’s about time the men of the world finally caught a break. New research suggests that coffee may help prevent the growth of prostate cancer. It seems like there’s a study coming out every month that...

Burger King Has A Coffee Subscription Service For $5 A Month

Watch out Yes Plz, there’s a new coffee subscription king in town. A Burger King. As reported by The Takeout, Burger King, the home of the Whopper and suspect grill lines on meat, is now...

“An Exciting Time For Brazil” At The First-Ever Caparaó Coffee Showcase

Growing up on a small coffee farm in Minas Gerais, Brazil, I have to say I always viewed coffee as something that “had to be cultivated in large amount in order to be profitable”—my father’s...

Toby’s Estate Brooklyn Is Now Partners Coffee

Toby’s Estate Brooklyn is dead! Long live Partners Coffee! In a Sprudge exclusive first look, Toby’s Estate, the Brooklyn-based roastery and its five accompanying cafes, have announced a complete rebrand. Starting tomorrow, April 6th, all...

Changing Structures Challenges You To Rethink Coffee

For as young and fairly progressive as the specialty coffee industry can be, it often finds itself stuck in more traditional modes of thinking. The current structure of the today’s coffee industry—who can have what...

UK’s Department Of Coffee & Social Affairs Acquires Baker & Spice

Mergers and acquisitions are the seasonal latte of the month in the specialty coffee world right now. Taking inspiration from the tech and telecom industries, where this sort of thing is the norm, conglomerates and...

Are Visa Denials The New Normal At World Coffee Competitions?

News broke last week (since confirmed by World Coffee Events) that 2018 Mexican Brewers Cup champion Carlos Maqueda had been denied a visa by the United States government, and will not be allowed entry into the...

Using Fermentation To Take Coffee To New Heights At Sítio Santa Rita In Brazil

The first time I heard Jhone Milanez Lacerda, a coffee farmer from the Caparaó region of Brazil, speak about all he has done to transform his family’s farm, I was flooded with emotion. I had...

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