Events

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…
The @wastingcoffee Guide To Not Wasting Coffee, A New Book By Umeko Motoyoshi

The @wastingcoffee Guide To Not Wasting Coffee, A New Book By Umeko Motoyoshi

If you have a social media and follow coffee brands, you’ve no doubt by now seen hi-res action photography depicting dramatic arcs of coffee being flung high into the air from a Chemex or once-mighty latte art cascading towards the ground and not its actual home: someone’s mouth. If you…
4 New World Coffee Champions Crowned At World Of Coffee Berlin

4 New World Coffee Champions Crowned At World Of Coffee Berlin

The World of Coffee at the Messe Convention Center in Berlin was abuzz over the first weekend of June 2019. That’s when four incredible world coffee champions were crowned for excellence in latte artistry, coffee cocktail mixology, cup tastery, and Ibrik brewability. Here are the four new coffee champions from…
Faema Takes Over New York City With A Pop-Up Coffee Shop

Faema Takes Over New York City With A Pop-Up Coffee Shop

Who doesn’t love a good pop-up? No one, that’s who. Milan-based espresso machine manufacturer Faema is taking the pop-up to 11, with an extended residency stateside at 198 Allen Street in New York City. Taking place between June 3rd and 29th, Faema’s appropriately titled Pop-Up Coffee Shop will be offering a…
The New Rules Of Coffee: New Tour Dates Added In Chicago, Las Vegas and MPLS

The New Rules Of Coffee: New Tour Dates Added In Chicago, Las Vegas and MPLS

You asked for more book tour, and more book tour ye shall receive. Through the last quarter of 2018 Sprudge Media Network’s founders, Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen, embarked on an epic book tour across the United States, appearing in book stores and coffee houses, event spaces and chic espresso…
Oakland: Royal Coffee Is Hosting The First Ever Specialty Coffee Job Fair

Oakland: Royal Coffee Is Hosting The First Ever Specialty Coffee Job Fair

Are you a Bay Area coffee professional looking to take the next step in your career? Or how about a non-coffee professional considering removing the “non” from your title and embarking on a specialty coffee journey? If you are either of these things, then Oakland’s Royal Coffee would like to…
The Tea Masters Cup Comes To America. Sign Up Now To Compete

The Tea Masters Cup Comes To America. Sign Up Now To Compete

It’s been about a month since the completion of the 2019 coffee competition season and the withdrawals are already starting to kick in. I can’t sleep at night unless someone describes anaerobic fermentation to me before calling “Time!” Luckily for me, there’s a new competition happening next month to hold…
Tickets Are Now Available For The Bloom Event Series By The Barista Guild

Tickets Are Now Available For The Bloom Event Series By The Barista Guild

April showers bring May flowers, and what do May flowers bring? Why Blooms (plural) of course. Back for the fourth event in as many years, Bloom is an event series from the Barista Guild that “brings together some of the best minds in coffee, creating a unique opportunity for deeper…
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…