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Kristina Jackson: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Kristina Jackson: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Kristina Jackson (Photo by Jon Santos) Nominated by Rose Woodard, Rob Rodriguez, and Kat Melheim  Kristina Jackson is an exemplary member and leader in the specialty coffee community. Her work is centered first and foremost on the city of Boston, where she is the founder of the Boston Intersectional Coffee…
Coffee Sprudgecast Episode 74: Live From The World Brewers Cup Stage

Coffee Sprudgecast Episode 74: Live From The World Brewers Cup Stage

Mohammad Fakhri’s kettle. (Photo by Elizabeth Chai) We’re back with a new episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast podcast! Sprudge Live Multimedia Director Elizabeth Chai, who—in addition to helming our must-follow Instagram coverage of the event—taped a series of original interviews for this week’s episode of the podcast with World Brewers Cup…
If You Love Coffee, You’ll Love These Award Winning Products

If You Love Coffee, You’ll Love These Award Winning Products

Crowds clamor at the Slayer Pop-Up at the 2019 Boston SCA Expo. (Photo courtesy Slayer) The Specialty Coffee Association‘s annual Expo is one of the largest coffee tradeshows in the world. With seven Sprudge folks on the floor, we covered a sampling of fine pop-ups, tech drops, and show floor…
The Hottest Tech Drops At SCA Expo 2019

The Hottest Tech Drops At SCA Expo 2019

For the biggest coffee weekend of the year—the 2019 Speciality Coffee Association Expo in Boston—we sent intrepid journalist and Chocolate Barista founder Michelle Johnson onto the showfloor to put her finger on the pulse of what’s new and exciting in the coffee industry today. Last week she told us what was…
The Lit List: Michelle Johnson’s Favorite Moments From SCA 2019

The Lit List: Michelle Johnson’s Favorite Moments From SCA 2019

For the biggest coffee weekend of the year—the 2019 Speciality Coffee Association Expo in Boston—we sent intrepid journalist and Chocolate Barista founder Michelle Johnson onto the showfloor to put her finger on the pulse of what’s new and exciting in the coffee industry today. Here is what she found. Coffee POGs…
Incredible Pop-Up Cafes of SCA Expo 2019

Incredible Pop-Up Cafes of SCA Expo 2019

For those convening upon Boston this past weekend, there was no shortage of great coffee at mini-cafes popping up outside, over, around, and through the 2019 Specialty Coffee Expo. But of course, when you get right down to it, there will always be those superstars of the pop, those who…
Du Jianing Of China Is The 2019 World Brewers Cup Champion

Du Jianing Of China Is The 2019 World Brewers Cup Champion

Du Jianing of China is the 2019 World Brewers Cup Champion. This is Jianing’s first win in three World Brewers Cup appearances, finishing 15th in 2016 and 8th in 2018. Watching Du Jianing’s winning Finals routine on Sunday, one couldn’t help but feel like you were sitting around her kitchen…
Jooyeon Jeon Of South Korea Is The 2019 World Barista Champion

Jooyeon Jeon Of South Korea Is The 2019 World Barista Champion

Jooyeon Jeon of South Korea is the 2019 World Barista Champion. This is Jeon’s first win in two appearances at the World level of competition, placing 14th in the 2018 World Barista Championship in Amsterdam. In the world of sports journalism—and by extension coffee sports journalism—you don’t root for a…
The 2019 World Coffee Championships Live On SprudgeLive

The 2019 World Coffee Championships Live On SprudgeLive

It’s here! The 2019 World Barista and World Brewers Cup Championships are happening all weekend long in Boston, and Sprudge is there in full ESPN mode, covering every moment of the tournament live across an omnimedia coverage portal we lovingly refer to as Sprudge Live. These tournaments are huge, with…