A note from founders Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen:
Sprudge has formally rejoined both US Coffee Champs and World Coffee Events as an official media partner. This move comes as a response to a spate of changes and much-needed oversight around issues of site selection and “Deferred Candidacy” announced by the SCA.
Expect an immediate return to Sprudge’s industry-leading coverage of the Specialty Coffee Association competition circuit for the 2019 season, including coverage of the 2019 US Coffee Champs Preliminaries, US Coffee Champs Qualifiers, and 2019 US Barista Championship. As always, this coverage will be right here at Sprudge Live, our node for worldwide coffee sports, which has new content today featuring interviews with some recent champions.
We’re thrilled to be back covering the US Coffee Champs and World Coffee Events competitions. On behalf of everyone involved in this coverage—our competition teams, our editors, and owners—today is a really happy day for us.
To everyone around the world who reached out to us over the last 18 months with messages of support, please know that these words have meant the world to us. To the many hundreds of readers (and competitors, and SCA staffers, and volunteers) who have reached out publicly and privately to express how much you’ve missed our coverage over the last two seasons, thank you a thousand times. We’re picking up right where we left off and very happy to be back.