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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. […]

4 New World Coffee Champions Crowned At World Of Coffee Berlin

The World of Coffee at the Messe Convention Center in Berlin was abuzz over the first weekend of June 2019. That’s when four incredible world coffee champions were crowned for excellence in latte artistry, coffee cocktail mixology, cup tastery, and Ibrik brewability. Here are the four new coffee champions from the World of Coffee. All […]

2019 World Brewers Cup Runner-Up Discusses Competition In New Video Series

What does it take to reach the upper echelons of coffee competition? Really good coffee and lots of practice are probably two things we can all agree are required, but beyond that it’s a bit of a black box for those of us who only count ourselves as spectators. In a new video series, April […]

Live From The World Brewers Cup Stage

Mohammad Fakhri’s kettle. (Photo by Elizabeth Chai) We’re back with a new episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast podcast! Sprudge Live Multimedia Director Elizabeth Chai, who—in addition to helming our must-follow Instagram coverage of the event—taped a series of original interviews for this week’s episode of the podcast with World Brewers Cup competitors from backstage. Listen to […]

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 […]

The 2019 World Coffee Championships Live On SprudgeLive

It’s here! The 2019 World Barista and World Brewers Cup Championships are happening all weekend long in Boston, and Sprudge is there in full ESPN mode, covering every moment of the tournament live across an omnimedia coverage portal we lovingly refer to as Sprudge Live. These tournaments are huge, with 100+ competitors from around the […]

Berlin Newspaper Reports On JAB’s Dark World War Two Ties

Peter Harf, head of JAB Holding Co. A bombshell report dropped today out of Germany, where Bild, a popular Berlin-based broadsheet, is reporting on the disturbing Nazi pasts of Albert Reimann Sr. and Albert Reimann Jr., whose descendants today own JAB Holdings. The Washington Post breaks it down in English: The tabloid Bild, one of Germany’s […]


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