Welcome to Sprudge Media Network, the world’s most popular coffee publication, a global hub for coffee culture and original journalism since 2009.

We interview the world’s leading restaurateurs, chefs, baristas, bartenders, entrepreneurs, small business owners, artists, ceramicists, and cafe creators. We highlight the best in architectural and product design while publishing original and breaking content daily from an international team of talented professional photographers, writers, and illustrators. We focus on the multi-cultural milieu of coffee and its colonial legacy, still playing out today. We take chances and champion voices and use coffee as a lens to see the wider world around us.

Sprudge.com® is based in the American Pacific Northwest with editors and contributors worldwide. For all press queries, speaking engagements, and appearances please contact Robyn Brems.

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Zachary Carlsen and Jordan Michelman are the founders and editors of Sprudge.

Liz Clayton is the Associate Editor at Sprudge, based in Brooklyn.

Zac Cadwalader is the Managing Editor at Sprudge Media Network, based in Dallas.

Jenn Chen is an Editor At Large at Sprudge, based in San Francisco.


We regularly publish content from an international contributing corps. Bylines you have seen on Sprudge include Jenn Chen, Michelle Johnson, Anna Brones, RJ Joseph, Hengtee Lim, Karina Hof, Juliana Ganan, Giulia Mule, Noah Sanders, Rafael Tonon, Paulo Pedroso, Erix Perez, Tung Nguyen, Eileen P. Kenny, Brianna Fox-Priest, Gio Fillari, James Hansen, Arielle Rebekah, Kathy Altamirano, Anthony Langat, and many more.

Past members of our editorial advisory board include David Buehrer, Jenn Chen, Marta Dalton, Liz S. Dean, Gilbert Gatali, Michelle Johnson, Tony Konecny, Tymika Lawrence, Joe Marrocco, Diana Mnatsakanyan-Sapp, Hugo Neuproler, Becky Reeves, Trish Rothgeb, Akaash Saini, and Bronwen Serna.

Editorial Initiatives

Sprudge Special Projects is a deep-dive editorial platform supporting longform original coffee journalism around the world, with a focus on stories from international journalists. Sprudge Special Projects is supported by La Marzocco.

Coffee Design is a feature series dedicated to the art of coffee, focused on branding and packaging design.

The Build-Outs of Coffee is a feature series focused on new coffee bars around the world, under construction or recently opened and presented annually.

Sprudge Maps is a worldwide compendium of coffee bars, with unique individual listings maintained by cafe operators. Sprudge Maps is supported by La Marzocco and Pacific Barista Series and supports our ongoing work with Apple Maps.

Sprudge Podcast Network

Sprudge Media Network is home to the world’s first coffee podcast network.

The Coffee Sprudgecast — Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen, hosts

No Free Refills — Ezra Baker and Tymika Lawrence, hosts

A Better Table — Umeko Motoyoshi, host

Seed To Cup — Rotating hosts

Cascara — Cyndi Patterson, host

In Good Taste — Ever Meister, host

Hype Juice — D’Onna Stubblefield, host

Sprudge Twenty

Each year Sprudge presents The Sprudge Twenty, a leadership and amplification initiative in partnership with Pacific Barista Series. Visit here to learn more.

The Sprudgies

Each year Sprudge presents The Sprudgies, considered “The Oscars of Coffee” and presented in partnership with Pacific Barista Series. Visit here to learn more. 

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What does the word “Sprudge” mean?

“Sprudge” is a word for the coffee crumbs, blotches, and splats present on a barista’s clothing and shoes after a long shift on bar. We’ll use it in a sentence: “Listen, you finish dividing up the tips, I gotta go get this sprudge off my shoes.”

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