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The Ninth Annual Sprudgie Awards

Welcome to the announcement for the 9th Annual Sprudgie Awards, honoring the best in coffee.

Nominees for each category were chosen by a worldwide public ballot. Public voting for the Sprudgies took place over several weeks in December 2017, with the ballot box closing at 11:59 PM on Sunday, December 31st.

Thanks to the thousands and thousands of voters who helped make this by far the biggest voting field in Sprudgies history. Congratulations to all the nominees—to us, every single 2017 finalist was a winner.

Here they are: your 2017 Sprudgie Awards winners.

Notable Roaster

Photo by Anna Hutchison

Onyx Coffee Lab (Fayetteville, AR)

Honoree: Assembly Coffee (London)

Best New Cafe

Narrative Coffee (Everett, WA)

Honoree: Cherry Street Public House (Seattle, WA)

Best New Product

Kruve Sifter

Honoree: World Specialty Coffee Map by Cafe Imports

Best Coffee Video/Film

RealChrisBaca on YouTube

Honoree: James Hoffmann on YouTube

Best Coffee Writing

What I Know About Running Coffee Shops” by Colin Harmon

Honoree: “New York City Coffee: A Caffeinated History” by Erin Meister

Notable Coffee Producer

Ernesto Menendez

Ernesto Menendez for Fincas Las Brumas, Alaska, La Ilusion and Los Andes (El Salvador)

Honoree: La Palma y El Tucan (Colombia)

Best Coffee Magazine

Standart Magazine

Honoree: Drift Magazine

Best Design Packaging


Brandywine Coffee Roasters

Honoree: Talor & Jørgen

Best Coffee Subscription

Barista Hustle “Superlatives

Honoree: Department of Brewology “Sequence”

Best Coffee Podcast

Boss Barista (Jasper Wilde and Ashley Rodriguez)

Honoree: Tamper Tantrum (Stephen Leighton and Colin Harmon, producer Jenn Rugolo)

Best Coffee Instagram or Twitter Account

@ColdBrew420 [Twitter/Instagram]

Honoree: Letsbrew.coffee [Instagram]

Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence

Department of Brewology for “Filter Coffee Not People”

Honoree: Miki Suzuki for 2017 World Barista Championship Finals

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