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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, the tip of the spear. […]

Du Jianing Of China Is The 2019 World Brewers Cup Champion

Du Jianing of China is the 2019 World Brewers Cup Champion. This is Jianing’s first win in three World Brewers Cup appearances, finishing 15th in 2016 and 8th in 2018. Watching Du Jianing’s winning Finals routine on Sunday, one couldn’t help but feel like you were sitting around her kitchen table or at a practice […]

US Barista Champion Samantha Spillman: The Sprudge Interview

Samantha Spillman of Dillanos Coffee Roasters is your 2019 United States Barista Champion. Spillman lives in Seattle, Washington and works as a barista trainer at Dillanos Coffee Roasters based out of Sumner. First competing in 2014 at the Big Western Barista Competition, Spillman represented Ladro Coffee Roasters, and had been trained by 2014 US Barista […]


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