Italian Coffee Beans

Coffee making for most coffee lovers always starts with grinding coffee beans as many people prefer to buy roasted beans.

Coffee and Espresso Accessories

We have cups, scales, tampers, thermometers, frothing pitchers and everything else you’ll need to craft cafe quality coffee from the comfort of your home.

Accessories for Brewing Coffee

To some of us, coffee is just a thing we do in the morning. We pull up to our preferred coffee spot, order our preferred caffeinated concoction, and go about our business — no big deal.

A Guide To Helsinki’s Dreamy Coffee Scene

Scandinavia has long been known as the source of some of the most innovative, tasteful coffee projects in the world. Nordic Approach and Tim Wendelboe are the names on everyone’s lips in Norway; Johan and Nyström and Drop Coffee (winner of the 2013 Sprudgie for Notable Roaster) produce some of the best baristas and coffees in Sweden; and down in...

Coffee Design: Coffee Manufactory In San Francisco, California

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Coffee Manufactory, the San Francisco-based coffee company, debuted its fresh, new look this month. Bags of coffee now sport a lovely saturated color palette in delicious letter-pressed Biotre bags. Coffee Manufactory also refreshed its website and brand-identity with the help of NY creative agency Gin Lane. To learn more, we talked to Maja Vojnovic over e-mail. Hi, Maja! Can you...

Inside Fellow’s San Francisco Showroom

If you were walking along the increasingly gleaming corridor of Valencia Street in San Francisco’s Mission District, you might find it odd to saunter past Fellow and it’s assortment of high-end kettles and other beautifully designed coffee knick-knacks. Owner Jake Miller and Brand Manager Hanna McPhee know this to be true, they’ve heard the customers outside. “It’s my favorite thing,”...

Tokyo’s All Seasons Coffee Finds A Home In Shinjuku

The area of Yotsuya-Sanchome is typical for the outskirts of Shinjuku. It’s a neighborhood filled mainly with office buildings and a collection of pubs and restaurants to accommodate the office workers who spend their days there. Among this, walking the streets, you’ll find locals and passersby; people there for business, people living nearby, and travelers staying just outside of...

The Coffee In Amsterdam’s “Coffeeshops” Has Never Been Better

You have to admit it’s getting better. So reports Karina Hof, a longtime Sprudge staff writer based in Holland, who has for years been fascinated by the disconnect between Amsterdam’s famed “coffeeshops”—lounges where legal cannabis is sold and consumed freely—and the actual coffee served therein. In a city with one of the world’s great modern coffee cultures, and centuries...

Tea Cakes Are The New Sneaker Drops

The tea cake is nothing new. Compressed tea bricks date back to before the Ming Dynasty, where they were traded along the ancient Tea Horse Road across Tibet, Sichuan, and Yunnan. In modern times tea cakes (called bǐngchá) are most commonly used for Pu’erh teas hailing from Yunnan, though other kinds of tea cakes and tea bricks are produced...

How To Brew With An AeroPress Coffee Maker

The AeroPress is a darling among coffee enthusiasts everywhere, and for good reason. Invented by Alan Adler in 2005, the device has become a staple in professional coffee bars and home kitchens over the last decade. Adler is an amazing guy—he’s big on the idea that any of us can be an inventor, and even taught inventing to 7th...

6 Remarkable Destinations For Tea In New York City

New York City is often seen as a vanguard of trends, of things to come. It is said, “If you can make it in New York City, you can make it anywhere.” For a town that is remarkably one dominated by (sometimes excellent) coffee, by an unwavering need for speed, and for a mentality that “time is money,” tea...

Wize Monkey Is Coffee Tea, But Not THAT Coffee Tea

As Tea Week comes to a close here on Sprudge, we’re going ease ourselves back into robust coffee coverage (don’t want to pull a hammy, y’know), and there is no greater middle ground than coffee tea. Coffee tea is nothing new to the specialty coffee world. Normally, its comes in the form of cascara, made by steeping dried coffee cherries—a...

How To Brew With A Hario V60 Coffee Maker

The Hario V60 Coffee Maker is a pour-over brewer, and a certified Sprudge favorite that’s perfect for brewing with at home. The V60 was invented in 2004 and is manufactured in Japan by Hario. The name stems from its distinct V shape and 60º angle. The brewer is available in various materials—glass, plastic, metal, and our personal favorite, ceramic...