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The Sprudge Coffee Guide To Washington, DC

The Sprudge Coffee Guide To Washington, DC

Washington, DC is a complicated city, the capital of a complicated country. But despite what lore may tell you—it’s not all politicians, diplomats, and monuments here. Indeed, it’s a thriving city with no shortage of diverse food, and more recently, coffee options. Whatever your pleasure, DC’s coffee scene has grown into…
A Coffee Guide To Ottawa, Ontario

A Coffee Guide To Ottawa, Ontario

Ottawa, Ontario—Canada’s capital, caught between Montreal and Toronto on too many bands’ Canadian tour legs. At first blush, when thinking of its coffee culture, Ottawa might conjure something of a blank slate—but that just might be all the snow. Truthfully, Ottawa’s coffee scene has exploded as of late. Having just…
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…
A Coffee Drinker’s Guide To Newcastle

A Coffee Drinker’s Guide To Newcastle

The vibrant city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne is known for its nightlife, its numerous bridges, its distinctive “Geordie” accent, and of course, brown ale. But if you prefer your beverages hot and caffeinated, you will not be disappointed with this northern city’s diverse and growing coffee culture. Whether you are just visiting…
The Sprudge Coffee Guide To Vitória, Brazil

The Sprudge Coffee Guide To Vitória, Brazil

When visiting Brazil, tourists may never hear about Vitória, the island where you’ll find the capital Espírito Santo. It boasts Brazil’s largest urban mangrove, which together with the water, vegetation, and local fauna makes for a unique ecosystem: a boat ride around the island is a perfect way to see…
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…
A Coffee Drinker’s Guide To Leeds

A Coffee Drinker’s Guide To Leeds

Some Yorkshire natives frequently describe the area as “God’s own county,” which suggests they’re not shy of sharing the virtues of this northern English region. Leeds is Yorkshire’s largest city, which may explain the loud and proud approach of many locals when their home is the subject. That said, the…
A Coffee Drinker’s Guide To Connecticut

A Coffee Drinker’s Guide To Connecticut

As one of the smallest states in America, Connecticut is often a state traveled through, not to. Connecticut’s quaint towns, beaches, and sights along the Appalachian Trail are often overlooked by the bright lights and appeal of neighboring metropolises New York and Boston. But something big is brewing, literally, in…
Where To Drink Coffee In Brussels

Where To Drink Coffee In Brussels

A walk in the park, Brussels is not. In the Belgian capital, contrasts between the well-off and those in need can be stark. Street names and signs are given in two languages, though neighborhoods and their inhabitants tend to identify as either Francophone or Flemish-speaking, sometimes leading to notoriously nationalist…
A Coffee Drinker’s Guide To Cincinnati

A Coffee Drinker’s Guide To Cincinnati

Cincinnati may not be the first city that you think of when you think of a destination coffee city. That honor might go to Berlin, Melbourne, or Portland, Oregon, and with good reason. But as one of the fastest-growing cities in the midwestern United States, Cincinnati has increasingly more and…