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World Barista Champion Coach Federico Bolanos: The Sprudge Interview

World Barista Champion Coach Federico Bolanos: The Sprudge Interview

Contrary to how it may appear, barista competitions are a team sport. While the competitor is the only person to take the stage for that fateful 15 minutes, they do so representing not just themselves but often a group of people that helped shape their run; baristas are, in short,…
6 Coffee Sneakers On StockX We Need Right Now

6 Coffee Sneakers On StockX We Need Right Now

Sneakers and coffee are a match made in heaven (so long as you’re careful about the spills). And the two worlds have never been closer together: from sneaker-themed cafes (like Portland’s Deadstock Coffee), to sneaker brands opening incredible coffee bars (like Atmos in Tokyo or Sneaker Laundry in Glasgow), to the…
Kazuhiro Nagasawa: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Kazuhiro Nagasawa: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Kazuhiro Nagasawa (Photo courtesy Kazuhiro Nagasawa) Welcome to the Sprudge Twenty interviews presented by Pacific Barista Series! Read more about the Sprudge Twenty and see all of our interviews here. Nominated by Mami Sakamoto Kazuhiro Nagasawa is an entrepreneur and coffee professional based in Morioka City, some 300 miles from the…
Barista Bards: A Dungeons & Dragons League For The Indianapolis Coffee Community

Barista Bards: A Dungeons & Dragons League For The Indianapolis Coffee Community

Dusk settles onto the city and the light starts to fade. Several baristas slip one by one past a “Closed” sign and into Commissary Barber and Barista, arranging themselves at a corner table. Soon the surface of the table is littered with books, pens, paper, coffee cups, and dice. “Everybody…
Will Frith: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Will Frith: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Will Frith (Photo by Huynh Nguyen Tan Phat) Welcome to the Sprudge Twenty interviews presented by Pacific Barista Series! Read more about the Sprudge Twenty and see all of our interviews here. Nominated by Elizabeth Chai Will Frith is a career coffee professional working to “change the way the world…
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…
Felix Felix: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Felix Felix: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Felix Felix (Photo by Chach Hernandez) Welcome to The Sprudge Twenty Interviews presented by Pacific Barista Series. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be featuring our 2019 featured class of Sprudge Twenty honorees, each one changing the coffee game worldwide. For a complete list of 2019 Sprudge Twenty honorees please…