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In Sri Lanka, Kopi Kade Brings Specialty Coffee To The Capital City

In Sri Lanka, Kopi Kade Brings Specialty Coffee To The Capital City

Stratford Avenue marks the end of Colombo. It separates Sri Lanka’s capital city from it’s suburbs to the southeast—up and down, the short stretch of road is dotted with small shops and hole-in-the-wall restaurants, and hums with faint chantings of a nearby Buddhist temple. Here is where Kopi Kade calls home.…
Amman, Jordan: The Sprudge Coffee Guide

Amman, Jordan: The Sprudge Coffee Guide

Amman, Jordan’s capital and largest city, has gone by many names—‘Ain Ghazal in 7200 BCE, Ammon during the Ammonite Kingdom, and Philadelphia under the Roman Empire. Despite its long history, at the end of the 20th century the city consisted primarily of a small community of Circassian immigrants. However, after…
Vietnam: Inside 43 Factory Coffee Roaster’s Stunning Da Nang Cafe

Vietnam: Inside 43 Factory Coffee Roaster’s Stunning Da Nang Cafe

Coffee has a long, rich history in Vietnam. Sidewalk cafes with tiny tables and plastic stools are ubiquitous throughout the country. Traditional Vietnamese coffee—a phin-brewed combination of bitter Robusta and sweet condensed milk—is as much a symbol of Vietnamese culture as any other. Despite a deep cultural appreciation for coffee…
In Ho Chi Minh City, 96B Experiment Is A Not So Well Kept Secret

In Ho Chi Minh City, 96B Experiment Is A Not So Well Kept Secret

To reach Hana Choi’s 96B Experiment, first walk through the ground floor parking courtyard. Past the kick-stood motorbikes, through the front door of Cyrus Saigon, the small-batch patisserie and chocolaterie with which it shares a building, and up the stairs, you’ll find Ho Chi Minh City’s under the radar brick-backed…