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A Little Podcast About Coffee Price Transparency: A Mini-Series By Ever Meister & Chad Trewick

A Little Podcast About Coffee Price Transparency: A Mini-Series By Ever Meister & Chad Trewick

The current crisis of the commodity coffee price on the futures market is perhaps the most immediate issue facing coffee as we know it (climate change may be a larger concern, but if the price isn’t rectified, there may be no farmers—and thus no coffee trees—to be deleted by climate…
Build-Outs Of Summer: Solid Coffee Roasters In Bellflower, CA

Build-Outs Of Summer: Solid Coffee Roasters In Bellflower, CA

Shipping containers used to just be… shipping containers. Big metal bins used to transport things—probably boring stuff like packing peanuts or pet rocks—by both land and sea. But in the past few years, shipping old shipping containers have found a second life as affordable building materials and are often repurposed…
The Sprudge Coffee Guide To Cardiff, Wales

The Sprudge Coffee Guide To Cardiff, Wales

Cardiff is the UK’s forgotten capital, overlooked in favor of London, Edinburgh, and even Belfast. That doesn’t make much sense to me, mainly because it’s cheaper than London, flatter than Edinburgh, and less-of-a-plane-ride-away than Belfast. Visit on match day—Wales is a country which loves rugby above all else—and the streets…
Build-Outs Of Summer: Prototype Coffee In Vancouver, Canada

Build-Outs Of Summer: Prototype Coffee In Vancouver, Canada

We’re in the thick of it now. As July turns to August, ratcheting up the heat index, so too do we here at Sprudge ratchet up the heat on our annual series, the Build-Outs of Summer. And today, we’re heading back north to Vancouver to check in with Prototype Coffee.…
In Los Angeles, Cold Cocked Is A Signature Beverage Focused Coffee Bar

In Los Angeles, Cold Cocked Is A Signature Beverage Focused Coffee Bar

Cold Cocked is a surprising punch in the face—the bright white of the space it inhabits is jarring after the dirty chaos of Wilshire Boulevard, and the neon boxing glove displayed above the bar is alternately a challenge and a welcome. Instead of a standalone cafe, Cold Cocked is part…
Coffee At The Movies: The Lion King

Coffee At The Movies: The Lion King

Nants ingonyama, y’all! It’s been a minute since I last snuck coffee and booze into a movie but the call of photorealistic animals singing the songs of my youth was too much to resist. Sprudge may have slightly ruined a few filmgoers’ Saturday afternoons by sending T. Ben Fischer and…
Build-Outs Of Summer: Tenfold Coffee Company In Houston, TX

Build-Outs Of Summer: Tenfold Coffee Company In Houston, TX

Though Austin is the easy answer to “best coffee scene in Texas,” Houston has quietly been very, very good for some time now. This is due, in part, to the fact that it is a coffee scene that largely keeps to itself; you won’t find cafes from Dallas, Austin, or…
The 1907: Inside Onyx Coffee Lab’s Stunning, Soaring New Arkansas HQ

The 1907: Inside Onyx Coffee Lab’s Stunning, Soaring New Arkansas HQ

Northwest Arkansas’s Onyx Coffee Lab doesn’t operate in half measures. Anything they do, they do fully. When they compete at the US Coffee Championships, they are after the big trophies; to date, they have two national titles and too many finals appearances to count (across all five competitions), including a…
Build-Outs Of Summer: Virgin Islands Coffee Roasters In St. Thomas, USVI

Build-Outs Of Summer: Virgin Islands Coffee Roasters In St. Thomas, USVI

Out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean there is an island paradise by the name of St. Thomas. The US Virgin Island is but a short three-hour plane ride from Miami, but sadly it is equidistant from a good cup of coffee. Or at least it was, until Virgin…