Coffee inspires creativity—this is merely an overflow of that. A bit of my coffee journey in the form of doodles and sketches.
April 29, 2014

In case you missed it, Laila Ghambari was crowned the 2014 United States Barista Champion this weekend in Seattle! Congrats to Laila, her team, and everyone involved for a job well done.

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April 11, 2013

In case you’ve been living off the grid, the Specialty Coffee Association of America is hosting it’s annual expo this week in Boston, MA. There’ll be symposiums, the USBC, more barista competitions, new gear from the biggest names, networking, parties, and probably even a Sprudge puppet—a Spruppet—if everyone gets lucky.

If you can’t be there like me, you can follow along on @sprudge, or just check out the hashtag #SCAA2013. There will be a lot going on, and it’s sure to be a great time.

Today’s doodle is inspired by all the fanfare and hooplah that surrounds the event, and features a Pirate Ship, a USBC staircase, and the city of Boston.


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March 9, 2013

For the last two months, I’ve had the privilege of interning with the guys over at Sprudge. Each week, I doodle up a little doodle, and provide a brief recap stew of stories from around the world of coffee.

It’s been a really great experience, and Sprudge has been amazing to work with. You can check out all my recaps right here.

This week’s doodle is a shout out to Cafe Imports and the gang of 2012 US Regional Barista Champions who just got back from running around Costa Rica, learning about coffee and having an amazing experience. If you do anything on Instagram this week, go check Sprudge and the #KostaFreaka hashtag—there were some amazing pictures coming out of Costa Rica.


April 23, 2012

Congratulations to Katie Carguilo of Counter Culture Coffee on winning the United States Barista Championship and earning her way to the World Barista Championship in Vienna, Austria. Katie put on a cool, calm, and collected routine for the judges, serving delicious drinks and impressing everyone with her knowledge of processing and producing coffee.

It was an impressive field this year, as I’m sure it is every year, but many congratulations are in order for all of the baristas who worked tirelessly to get to the finals.

Taking home this year’s Brewers’ Cup was Andy Sprenger of Ceremony Coffee in Annapolis, Maryland. Congratulations!

Check out Sprudge’s complete list for twitter handles, names, and employers  of all the finalists.

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April 19, 2012

Charlene Debuysere of Belgium: 2012 WAC Champ

Katie Carguilo of Counter Culture: 2012 USBC Champion



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