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Department of Brewology Launches “Stay Home, Drink Coffee, Live Forever” Line

Department of Brewology Launches “Stay Home, Drink Coffee, Live Forever” Line

The creative group behind the popular “Filter Coffee, Not People” line is sending a new message that reads: “Stay Home, Drink Coffee, Live Forever.” Austin, Texas-based Department of Brewology, which......
5 Coffee Magazines Providing COVID-19 Relief

5 Coffee Magazines Providing COVID-19 Relief

In these truly bizarre times in which we find ourselves, now more than ever we need media to keep us informed, entertained, distracted, and heard as readers. We here at Sprudge have been doing our best to provide you high quality daily coverage that meets these criteria, and we thank...
Fellow and Mage Launch ComeTogether.coffee to Support Coffee Businesses

Fellow and Mage Launch ComeTogether.coffee to Support Coffee Businesses

As the specialty coffee retail industry heads deeper into the long night of COVID-19 shutdowns and restrictions, the virtual tip jars, GoFundMe campaigns and other community-driven fundraisers are lighting up......
Online Coffee Events Happening This Week

Online Coffee Events Happening This Week

Online Coffee Events Happening This Week: April 6 – April 12th.  As in-person coffee events around the world are canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, a number of online coffee events are popping up far and wide. While millions are staying home in an attempt to flatten the curve,...
What Is a Micro Lot in Specialty Coffee?

What Is a Micro Lot in Specialty Coffee?

Over time, many terms have been created and adapted to meet the needs and expectations of the specialty coffee industry. One of these terms is micro lot, which is used by many members of the coffee industry to refer to small, exclusive, and traceable lots of coffee. However, there’s still...
Reader Survey about Coronavirus Impacts

Reader Survey about Coronavirus Impacts

The coronavirus crisis is causing uncertainty and hardship for families, businesses, healthcare workers, first responders and, of course, members of the coffee community locally and around the world.  We at Coffee Review are concerned about the impacts on our coffee community, from our readers, to roasters and coffee shops, to baristas and food service...
Global Coffee Workers: Sprudge Wants To Know How The Pandemic Has Impacted You

Global Coffee Workers: Sprudge Wants To Know How The Pandemic Has Impacted You

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an immediate impact on the coffee industry, shuttering thousands of cafes around the world. If you’re a coffee worker—a barista, a producer, a roaster, a small business owner, a tech, or anything else—Sprudge wants to hear your story. For our barista readers, we’d love it...
Everyone is Invited to #RallyForCoffee on Saturday, April 11

Everyone is Invited to #RallyForCoffee on Saturday, April 11

We could outline the numerous ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the coffee industry. Instead, for now, let’s devote our mental energy to one thing, one effort,......
Take The Sprudge Home Coffee Consumption Survey

Take The Sprudge Home Coffee Consumption Survey

As of today, Friday, April Question Mark 2020, more than 300 million Americans—indeed, more than 3 billion people worldwide—are living in a state of pandemic lockdown, in an effort to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 virus. Lives are at stake, and millions are out of work, especially those in...
Take The Sprudge Survey For Baristas Impacted By COVID-19

Take The Sprudge Survey For Baristas Impacted By COVID-19

As of today, Friday, April Question Mark 2020, more than 300 million Americans—indeed, more than 3 billion people worldwide—are living in a state of pandemic lockdown, in an effort to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 virus. Lives are at stake, and millions are out of work, especially those in...
In Uncertain Times, The Coffee Shop Becomes A Community Pantry

In Uncertain Times, The Coffee Shop Becomes A Community Pantry

With most coffee shops around the world at best running at a limited capacity, these once-ubiquitous meeting points for the community are now either operating with a limited crew focused on to-go and delivery orders, or else closed for the time being. With no real foot traffic to speak of—the lifeblood...
Freezing Coffee The Proud Mary Way: How To Lock In Peak Flavor

Freezing Coffee The Proud Mary Way: How To Lock In Peak Flavor

For some coffee roasters, the sudden shift to increased coffee consumption at home as opposed to in cafes has come with an unexpected silver lining. Nolan Hirte and Matt Lounsbury,......
A Coffee Shop Favourite: Why Is Oat Milk so Popular?

A Coffee Shop Favourite: Why Is Oat Milk so Popular?

A few years ago, you would struggle to find any coffee shops offering oat milk as a non-dairy alternative. Yet today, oat milk is everywhere in the coffee scene. In 2017, a mere 10 coffee shops were stocking Oatly in the United States, one of the many oat milk brands that...
Luckin Coffee COO Fabricated $310 Million in Sales, Company Finds

Luckin Coffee COO Fabricated $310 Million in Sales, Company Finds

Luckin Coffee has announced that it has formed a special committee to investigate evidence of fabricated sales numbers from 2019 of about 2.2 billion yuan (approximately $310 million USD). According......
Resources for US Coffee Businesses Seeking Paycheck Protection Program Loans

Resources for US Coffee Businesses Seeking Paycheck Protection Program Loans

On Friday, April 3, potentially millions of small businesses in the United States will begin submitting applications for SBA loans stemming from the $2.2 trillion CARES Act economic stimulus package.......
When It Comes To Coffee, Not Everyone Poops

When It Comes To Coffee, Not Everyone Poops

It’s a widely known fact that coffee makes you poop. In fact, there’s a reasonable chance you are sitting on the toilet as you read these very words. But are you ready to have your mind blown? Coffee doesn’t make everyone poop. According to a recent article in Pop Science, only...
Decaf Coffees We Love To Drink At Home

Decaf Coffees We Love To Drink At Home

Here in the days of #stayhome and social isolation, home consumption habits for coffee are trending up.  It might be a good time to consider your caffeine uptake, and consider adding in a cup of decaf now and again. Soothing decaf. Warming decaf. Delicious decaf! We’re in the Golden Age of...
Roaster Populace Coffee Launches Small Business Support Program

Roaster Populace Coffee Launches Small Business Support Program

Michigan-based Populace Coffee has launched a private-label service through which half the proceeds from sales of whole-bean coffee will go to small businesses and companies struggling to stay afloat in......
Roast Defects in Coffee: How to Identify Them in The Cup

Roast Defects in Coffee: How to Identify Them in The Cup

There are a number of different roast defects which can affect the flavour of your coffee. You might taste the burnt and ashy flavours of scorched coffee, or maybe even oaty and bread-like notes of baked coffee.  As a roaster, you won’t want these flavours overpowering the hard work you’ve put...
Fire Destroys the Boyer’s Coffee and Luna Gourmet Roastery in Denver

Fire Destroys the Boyer’s Coffee and Luna Gourmet Roastery in Denver

Fire crews have spent the past 24 hours responding to a devastating fire at the Boyer’s Coffee cafe and roastery in Denver, Colorado. The Adams County Fire Protection District described......
Simonelli and Dalla Corte Pledge Support For COVID-19 Hospitals in Italy

Simonelli and Dalla Corte Pledge Support For COVID-19 Hospitals in Italy

As the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a devastating toll on Italy, two Italian commercial coffee equipment manufacturers have announced campaigns to support hospitals close to home. Milan-based Dalla......
Remembering Portland Coffee Pioneer Kevin Fuller of Albina Press

Remembering Portland Coffee Pioneer Kevin Fuller of Albina Press

A fixture in the Portland specialty coffee scene over the past 16 years, Albina Press Owner Kevin Fuller died unexpectedly last Friday. A GoFundMe campaign has been established to assist......
How Specialty Coffee Shops Fight With COVID-19 Crisis?

How Specialty Coffee Shops Fight With COVID-19 Crisis?

To better understand the situation, we asked 13 coffee shops owners from all across Europe to share their view. It's a difficult moment for all of them but they hope to be back in the business soon! It's one of the longest videos we ever posted but we believe it's...
Opinion: The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Only Make the Price Crisis Worse

Opinion: The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Only Make the Price Crisis Worse

The COVID-19 pandemic is a genuine global health crisis that deserves all the world’s current attention and sacrifice. However, the rapid emergence of this global crisis does not make the......
Exploring The Catuaí Coffee Variety

Exploring The Catuaí Coffee Variety

The Catuaí variety of coffee has been in production for over four decades, and while it’s no longer a novelty on the market, it’s valued for its high yields, reliable quality, and potential profitability for producers.  Lately, there have been signs that a Catuaí renaissance could be taking place. In 2019,...