interviews

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,…
Cill Fisher: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Cill Fisher: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Priscilla Fisher (Photo courtesy Priscilla Fisher) Our coverage of the Sprudge Twenty interviews presented by Pacific Barista Series continues this week on Sprudge. Read more about the Sprudge Twenty and see all of our interviews here. Nominated by Grant Gamble Cill Fisher is the co-founder of Floozy Coffee, an Australian coffee roasting…
Jenny Bonchak: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Jenny Bonchak: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Jenny Bonchak (Photo courtesy Jenny Bonchak) Welcome to The Sprudge Twenty Interviews presented by Pacific Barista Series. For a complete list of 2019 Sprudge Twenty honorees please visit sprudge.com/twenty. Nominated by Emily Davis Jenny Bonchak is the founder of Slingshot Coffee, a boutique ready-to-drink coffee company based in Raleigh, North…
Nicole Battefeld: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Nicole Battefeld: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Nicole Battefeld — Röststätte of Berlin, Germany Welcome to The Sprudge Twenty Interviews presented by Pacific Barista Series. For a complete list of 2019 Sprudge Twenty honorees please visit sprudge.com/twenty. Nominated by Melanie Boehme Nicole Battefeld is the head roaster and barista team leader at Berlin’s Röststätte. A former professional chef,…
Kiona Malinka Of Kiona Malinka Tea: The Sprudge Interview

Kiona Malinka Of Kiona Malinka Tea: The Sprudge Interview

Photo courtesy of Kiona Malkina. When the Benelux’s food and beverage industry first got acquainted with Kiona Malinka, she was a coffee professional, both self-taught and SCA-certified. However, it was the establishment of Crusio Thee in 2014 that got everyone hooked—on her teas. Five years later, Crusio Thee and its…
Daniel Brown: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Daniel Brown: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Daniel Brown, Gilly Brew Bar of Stone Mountain, GA Welcome to The Sprudge Twenty Interviews presented by Pacific Barista Series. For a complete list of 2019 Sprudge Twenty honorees please visit sprudge.com/twenty. Nominated by Justin Brostek and Juanita Brown. Daniel Brown is the founder of Gilly Brew Bar, a successful…
Haley Lytle: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Haley Lytle: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Welcome to The Sprudge Twenty Interviews presented by Pacific Barista Series. For a complete list of 2019 Sprudge Twenty honorees please visit sprudge.com/twenty. Nominated by Kara Herman and Ben Lytle Haley Lytle is a co-founder at Cryptozoology, a quality-focused multi-roaster coffee bar located in Denton, Texas. Lytle is one of…
Chris Tellez: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Chris Tellez: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Photo by Daniel Smith Welcome to The Sprudge Twenty Interviews presented by Pacific Barista Series. For a complete list of 2019 Sprudge Twenty honorees please visit sprudge.com/twenty. Nominated by Priscilla Fisher  Chris Tellez is a coffee professional and entrepreneur based in Ontario, where he serves as a regional sales representative…
Laetitia Mukandahiro: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Laetitia Mukandahiro: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Laetitia Mukandahiro (Photo courtesy Laetitia Mukandahiro) Welcome to The Sprudge Twenty Interviews presented by Pacific Barista Series. For a complete list of 2019 Sprudge Twenty honorees please visit sprudge.com/twenty. Nominated by Chelsea Thoumsin Laetitia Mukandahiro is an accomplished coffee professional born and raised in Rwanda. Originally from the village of Musasa,…
Laura Gonzalez: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Laura Gonzalez: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Laura Gonzalez – @StrongWomenOfCoffee of Vancouver, British Columbia Our coverage of the Sprudge Twenty interviews presented by Pacific Barista Series continues this week on Sprudge. Read more about the Sprudge Twenty and see all of our interviews here. Nominated by Stacey Lynden Laura Gonzalez is the founder of @StrongWomenOfCoffee, an Instagram account documenting…