Help Puerto Rico’s Finca El Teatro Become A Working Farm Again

Help Puerto Rico’s Finca El Teatro Become A Working Farm Again

Help Puerto Rico’s Finca El Teatro Become A Working Farm Again

Finca El Teatro is a 15-acre farm in Las Marias, Puerto Rico that grows coffee, bananas, plantains, yams, and malanga lila. Or at least it did until 2017, when Hurricane Maria devastated it. Because of the advancing age of farm owner Don Antonio Román, Finca El Teatro has sat dormant,…
Inside Regalia Roasting Collective, A Shared Roasting Space In Long Island City

Inside Regalia Roasting Collective, A Shared Roasting Space In Long Island City

In a city full of self-starters and go-getters, New York is an ongoing contributor to the growing sentiment that “everyone’s a roaster now.” This caffeine-fueled entrepreneurial jungle is continuously teeming with aspiring business owners, new cafes, and roasting companies despite the city’s continual crunch for real estate. It’s no wonder…
Jenny Bonchak: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Jenny Bonchak: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Jenny Bonchak (Photo courtesy Jenny Bonchak) Welcome to The Sprudge Twenty Interviews presented by Pacific Barista Series. For a complete list of 2019 Sprudge Twenty honorees please visit sprudge.com/twenty. Nominated by Emily Davis Jenny Bonchak is the founder of Slingshot Coffee, a boutique ready-to-drink coffee company based in Raleigh, North…
A Coffee Drinker’s Guide To Leeds

A Coffee Drinker’s Guide To Leeds

Some Yorkshire natives frequently describe the area as “God’s own county,” which suggests they’re not shy of sharing the virtues of this northern English region. Leeds is Yorkshire’s largest city, which may explain the loud and proud approach of many locals when their home is the subject. That said, the…
Coffee Design: Paper Cup Drawings With Moonsub Shin

Coffee Design: Paper Cup Drawings With Moonsub Shin

Freelance illustrator Moonsub Shin is turning single-use paper cups into works of art. Born and raised in South Korea, Moonsub Shin moved to New York City in 2007 and began drawing on paper cups in 2017. Drawing interiors, coffee gear, and baristas, Moonsub Shin captures the vibe and subtle details…
The 12 Host Cities For The US Coffee Champs Preliminaries Have Been Announced

The 12 Host Cities For The US Coffee Champs Preliminaries Have Been Announced

We’re still in the afterglow of the 2019 coffee competition season and it’s already time to turn our attention to 2020 with today’s announcement of the host locations for the US Coffee Champs preliminary rounds. 12 in total, the prelims take place all across the country between late July and…
Iggy Goes Stumptown: A New Coffee Collab With The Godfather Of Punk

Iggy Goes Stumptown: A New Coffee Collab With The Godfather Of Punk

Punk is in the bones of Portland’s Stumptown Coffee. They are, after all, the only coffee brand we are aware of that has their own skateboarding team, a team that is more Thrasher than Tony Hawk Pro Skater. So when Stumptown decides to collaborate with a musician, it should come…
Nicole Battefeld: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Nicole Battefeld: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Nicole Battefeld — Röststätte of Berlin, Germany Welcome to The Sprudge Twenty Interviews presented by Pacific Barista Series. For a complete list of 2019 Sprudge Twenty honorees please visit sprudge.com/twenty. Nominated by Melanie Boehme Nicole Battefeld is the head roaster and barista team leader at Berlin’s Röststätte. A former professional chef,…