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In Sri Lanka, Kopi Kade Brings Specialty Coffee To The Capital City

In Sri Lanka, Kopi Kade Brings Specialty Coffee To The Capital City

Stratford Avenue marks the end of Colombo. It separates Sri Lanka’s capital city from it’s suburbs to the southeast—up and down, the short stretch of road is dotted with small shops and hole-in-the-wall restaurants, and hums with faint chantings of a nearby Buddhist temple. Here is where Kopi Kade calls home.…
Build-Outs Of Summer: Barefoot Coffee Roasters In Solana Beach, CA

Build-Outs Of Summer: Barefoot Coffee Roasters In Solana Beach, CA

It doesn’t get much more summery than a beach in Southern California, so it stands to reason that it doesn’t get much more Build-Outs of Summery than a cafe being built less than a quarter mile from a beach in Southern California. And that’s exactly what Barefoot Coffee Roasters is…
In Addis Ababa, YA Coffee Puts A Modern Spin On Traditional Brewing

In Addis Ababa, YA Coffee Puts A Modern Spin On Traditional Brewing

Ethiopia,­­ the birthplace of coffee, holds the additional distinction of being the only coffee-producing country in the world that consumes more than half of what it grows. Despite this, in the cosmopolitan capital of Addis Ababa, locals and tourists alike in search of a quality cup are often forced to…
Build-Outs Of Summer: Hopscotch Coffee & Records In Winchester, VA

Build-Outs Of Summer: Hopscotch Coffee & Records In Winchester, VA

The Build-Outs of Summer rolls on, quite literally in this case, with the brand new outpost for Hopscotch Coffee & Records in Winchester, Virginia. With an already established brick-and-mortar cafe and record store, Hopscotch has decided to go on tour with their brand new mobile espresso bar inside a 1972…
Build-Outs of Summer: Southdown Coffee In Glen Cove, NY

Build-Outs of Summer: Southdown Coffee In Glen Cove, NY

The crashing summer waves, the waving evening breeze, the softly breaking dawn, they whisper. Can you hear it? It’s the thrill of the build! The 2019 Build-Outs of Summer season is back, and we’re kicking things off the way any sensible city dweller might: by heading to Long Island. Glen…
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…
Build-Outs of Summer: Southdown Coffee In Oyster Bay, NY

Build-Outs of Summer: Southdown Coffee In Oyster Bay, NY

The crashing summer waves, the waving evening breeze, the softly breaking dawn, they whisper. Can you hear it? It’s the thrill of the build! The 2019 Build-Outs of Summer season is back, and we’re kicking things off the way any sensible city dweller might: by heading to Long Island. Oyster…
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…
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…
In The Netherlands, Touring The Giesen Roasters Factory

In The Netherlands, Touring The Giesen Roasters Factory

Last fall, I finally got the chance to visit Giesen Coffee Roasters. Almost two years of intermittent emails, calls, texts, and mild-mannered coffee festival doorstepping had transpired between my first interview request and the morning I found myself journeying from home in Amsterdam to Giesen headquarters in Ulft. A bike,…