What You Need to Know

If you want to expand your horizons beyond the regular Arabica and Robusta beans, consider seeking out Excelsa coffee. It’s a scarce crop people often misunderstand, but it offers a complex and fruity cup when done right. Here’s everything you need to know about this bean type. What is Excelsa Coffee? Excelsa coffee is one … Read more

Vacationing Through Coffee Cocktails with US 2022 Coffee in Good Spirits Champ Alexandra Hager

We continue our series of 2022 US CoffeeChamps interviews with the second-ever US Coffee in Good Spirits champion, Alexandra Hager. BY KATRINA YENTCHBARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Cover photo courtesy of the Specialty Coffee Association Alexandra Hager (she/her), 2022 US Coffee in Good Spirits Champion, first pulled shots as a high school home barista, “working” for her … Read more

Kelley Bader: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Welcome to The Sprudge Twenty Interviews presented by Pacific Barista Series. For a complete list of 2022 Sprudge Twenty honorees please visit sprudge.com/twenty. “I nominate Kelley Bader who has fought to get everyone in my coffee shop PPE, stood up to the management, taught us about unions and how to get organized, and showed us … Read more

How to Make Decaf Cold Brew

Do you love cold brew coffee but hate the resulting caffeine jitters? You’ll be happy to hear that you can just as quickly enjoy a decaffeinated cold brew. The brewing process is exactly the same. Just start with great decaffeinated beans and go from there. Home Grounds will walk you through it, including some handy … Read more

A Courageous Brand Refresh At Valor Coffee In Atlanta, GA

Coffee Design is proudly sponsored by Savor Brands, your boost in coffeedence by maximizing designs in packaging, sustainability and tech. The Coffee Design series on Sprudge searches near and far for the coolest nodes of coffee packaging art. This week we shine a spotlight on the branding refresh of North Atlanta coffee shop and roaster … Read more

Iced Mocha Recipe: The Easiest Summer Drink?

Making a classic mocha latte at home can feel intimidating. You need an espresso machine and the skills to use it. On the other hand, an iced mocha latte couldn’t be easier! No milk frothing, no pulling shots. Just shake a few ingredients together, and you’ll enjoy a refreshing treat in no time! We’ll show … Read more

Vic Esparza: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Welcome to The Sprudge Twenty Interviews presented by Pacific Barista Series. For a complete list of 2022 Sprudge Twenty honorees please visit sprudge.com/twenty. “Vic is one of a kind. As a Latinx non-binary person, Vic arrived on the DFW coffee scene like a force of nature while all their contemporary coffee leaders were predominately white … Read more

Starbucks’ Caffeinated Anti-Union Efforts May Leave a Bitter Taste — But Are They Legal? Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Good news greeted Starbucks workers on May 3, 2022, in the shape of a promise of new pay increases. But there was a catch: Employees at unionized stores — or those planning to unionize — you shouldn’t expect to see a dime of this hike. As far as efforts to discourage workers from supporting union … Read more

Is It Right For You?

Amongst Jura’s impressive range of bean-to-cup coffee makers, the E6 sits proudly in the middle of the pack. Jura E6 features more advanced espresso customization than the entry-level models, plus options for milk frothing. Yet, it’s without the bells and whistles that would push it into the next price bracket. So is this the right … Read more