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Why Is This World Barista Champion A Constipation Spokesperson?

Why Is This World Barista Champion A Constipation Spokesperson?

Late this Thursday afternoon, as news reports swirled portended the fate of a nervous nation, an avid Sprudge reader reached out to us with a simple question. “Have you seen ads for Colon Broom?” No, we've never before seen ads for Colon Broom. “It’s a supplement being advertised on various...
No Free Refills: Ezra Baker And Tymika Lawrence Break Down Hulu’s PEN15

No Free Refills: Ezra Baker And Tymika Lawrence Break Down Hulu’s PEN15

Hosts Ezra Baker and Tymika Lawrence talk Pen15....
Colombia Land of Diversity Green Coffee Auction Coming Oct. 29

Colombia Land of Diversity Green Coffee Auction Coming Oct. 29

The fifth Colombia Land of Diversity specialty green coffee auction is taking place online on Thursday, Oct. 29. A program of Colombia’s Federación Nacional de Cafeteros (FNC) with support from......
In Northern Kentucky, Unataza Coffee Provides a Direct Connection to Honduras

In Northern Kentucky, Unataza Coffee Provides a Direct Connection to Honduras

Nothing concretizes an understanding of coffee — where it comes from and the work it takes to produce it — than a trip to an actual coffee farm. This is......
On the Frinj: A Chat with Jay Ruskey About California-Grown Coffee

On the Frinj: A Chat with Jay Ruskey About California-Grown Coffee

A mere few decades ago, specialty coffee was considered something of a fringe market. Yet as its market share has grown, so too have specialty coffee’s own fringes, especially at......
Go On A Coffee Adventure With These Coffee Advent Calendars

Go On A Coffee Adventure With These Coffee Advent Calendars

Coffee advent calendars for all kinds of coffee drinkers....
Coffee Farming And Unexploded Ordnance In Laos

Coffee Farming And Unexploded Ordnance In Laos

While many of us associate unexploded ordnance (“leftover” bombs and shells from conflict which have not detonated) with wars that have long since finished, for the people of Laos, it is very much a reality.   Laos, in Southeast Asia, is a landlocked country that borders Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Thailand, and Myanmar....
They Are Manhandling These Wine Glasses On “Emily In Paris”

They Are Manhandling These Wine Glasses On “Emily In Paris”

Don't hold you wine glass like this....
In Folsom, the New Reset Cafe Pivots Every Day

In Folsom, the New Reset Cafe Pivots Every Day

Many retail coffee shops have had to reconfigure their operations in response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet for one company in Folsom, California, a dramatic pivot......
Michelle Johnson Interviews Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian On Seed To Cup

Michelle Johnson Interviews Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian On Seed To Cup

Michelle Johnson interviews Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian of JNP Coffee....
18 First-Time Competitors Win 2020 Colombia Cup of Excellence Awards

18 First-Time Competitors Win 2020 Colombia Cup of Excellence Awards

Twenty-four high-scoring green coffee lots are heading to a Thursday, Nov. 19, auction as part of the 2020 Colombia Cup of Excellence green coffee competition and auction program. The Colombia......
Tchibo CEO Says ‘Little Innovation’ in US Coffee Category as German Brand Makes US Launch

Tchibo CEO Says ‘Little Innovation’ in US Coffee Category as German Brand Makes US Launch

German coffee roaster and multi-category retail giant Tchibo has for the first time introduced its coffees to the United States. Through a partnership with Southeast Michigan-based distributor Rainmaker Food Solutions,......
These Wichita Coffee Cups Want You To Vote

These Wichita Coffee Cups Want You To Vote

Do what the cup says already....
Must-Watch Video: COVID-19 Safety for Coffee Shops

Must-Watch Video: COVID-19 Safety for Coffee Shops

Mandatory mask usage, maximum ventilation, air purifiers and time limits are four of the most useful and actionable tools for coffee shop owners in keeping their employees and customers safe......
Startup Fat Miilk Seeks Wider Audience for Vietnamese Coffee

Startup Fat Miilk Seeks Wider Audience for Vietnamese Coffee

A new Vietnamese specialty coffee company called Fat Miilk has emerged in St. Louis, Missouri, focusing exclusively on high-quality robusta coffees grown in Vietnam. Co-owners Lan Ho and Tuan Huynh......
After An Arson Attempt, Black Coffee NW Is Open For Business

After An Arson Attempt, Black Coffee NW Is Open For Business

After an arson attempt delayed opening by a couple of weeks, Black Coffee NW is up and running....
Sprudge Maps Spotlight: CABAL Fresh Roasted Coffee In Pingtung, Taiwan

Sprudge Maps Spotlight: CABAL Fresh Roasted Coffee In Pingtung, Taiwan

CABAL Fresh Roasted Coffee in Pingtung, Taiwan....
Exploring Ethiopian Heirloom Coffee Varieties

Exploring Ethiopian Heirloom Coffee Varieties

If you’re reading about Ethiopian coffee production, before long, you’ll start to see the word “heirloom”.  While a true definition of the phrase is difficult to find, in Ethiopia, it is used as a catch-all term for the many wild or genetically undefined varieties that are native to the country. For...
Olam Coffee Outlines Broad Sustainability Initiative Called LENS

Olam Coffee Outlines Broad Sustainability Initiative Called LENS

Global green coffee trading company Olam Coffee has announced a broad new set of sustainability goals towards improved farmer livelihoods, youth education and reduced negative environmental impacts. The company is......
Roast Magazine Announces 2021 Roaster of the Year Winners

Roast Magazine Announces 2021 Roaster of the Year Winners

Greater Goods Coffee Company and Tony’s Coffee have won Roast magazine’s 17th annual Roaster of the Year competition. The two coffee roasting companies will be featured in the trade publication’s......
Grinder Maker Compak Unveils the Cube Tamp Automatic Tamper

Grinder Maker Compak Unveils the Cube Tamp Automatic Tamper

Spanish grinder maker Compak has revealed a new automatic tamping machine called the Cube Tamp. The round-edged rectangular device offers a tamping pressure range from 10-30 kilograms, set from a......
Brazil: Writing A New Story For Coffee In Andradas

Brazil: Writing A New Story For Coffee In Andradas

A new initiative, Mapa dos Sabores, looks to improve and highlight coffee grown in Andradas....
Coffee & Conflict In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

Coffee & Conflict In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the second-largest country in Africa and the twelfth-largest in the world. It is home to some 87 million people, and its land is rich in natural resources and offers optimal conditions for the production of high-quality coffee.  Despite this, decades of conflict and political...
Season Two Of World Coffee Championships All-Stars Is Coming Next Week

Season Two Of World Coffee Championships All-Stars Is Coming Next Week

Six high level coffee competition professionals will be donning the apron one more time....
The Glitter Cat Digitition Is Coming To Instagram Live

The Glitter Cat Digitition Is Coming To Instagram Live

The Digitition takes place November 2nd though 22nd on the Glitter Cat Instagram Live....