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

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…
I Donut *Not* Want These Cafe Du Monde Beignet-Inspired Sneakers

I Donut *Not* Want These Cafe Du Monde Beignet-Inspired Sneakers

It wasn’t but four months ago that I said I was done—“DONE I TELL YOU,” I shouted like a teenager with a broken caps lock key—groveling at the feet of shoe companies for free coffee- (or avocado toast)-inspired sneakers. But like the Simone Biles of not-sticking-to-my-guns that I am, I’ve…
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…
Help Puerto Rico’s Finca El Teatro Become A Working Farm Again

Help Puerto Rico’s Finca El Teatro Become A Working Farm Again

Finca El Teatro is a 15-acre farm in Las Marias, Puerto Rico that grows coffee, bananas, plantains, yams, and malanga lila. Or at least it did until 2017, when Hurricane Maria devastated it. Because of the advancing age of farm owner Don Antonio Román, Finca El Teatro has sat dormant,…
Inside Regalia Roasting Collective, A Shared Roasting Space In Long Island City

Inside Regalia Roasting Collective, A Shared Roasting Space In Long Island City

In a city full of self-starters and go-getters, New York is an ongoing contributor to the growing sentiment that “everyone’s a roaster now.” This caffeine-fueled entrepreneurial jungle is continuously teeming with aspiring business owners, new cafes, and roasting companies despite the city’s continual crunch for real estate. It’s no wonder…
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…
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…
Coffee Design: Paper Cup Drawings With Moonsub Shin

Coffee Design: Paper Cup Drawings With Moonsub Shin

Freelance illustrator Moonsub Shin is turning single-use paper cups into works of art. Born and raised in South Korea, Moonsub Shin moved to New York City in 2007 and began drawing on paper cups in 2017. Drawing interiors, coffee gear, and baristas, Moonsub Shin captures the vibe and subtle details…