The gentlemen of Sprudge.com have just announced the winners of the 2010 Sprudgie Awards, and for the second year in a row, Barista Mag nabbed the prize for Best Magazine. We’re pretty darn honored. We respect what Sprudge.com has done for the coffee industry as a question-asking, rabble-rousing, finger-pointing center of frothy gossip, and it means a lot to us to be selected in this honorable category. Thanks to all who voted!
In the announcement of the 2010 Sprudgie Awards, the Editors had this to say: We’re excited to announce the second annual Sprudgie Awards. We’ve made a few changes in the line-up that we feel better represent what the Sprudgies are all about, including changing certain awards from œBest to œNotable or œFavorite . The Sprudge.com staffs feels that these passionate folks in the industry are making waves, innovating big time and providing global game change across our industry. Thought provoking, hunky, powerful, and fabulous “ these are our Sprudgie Awards winners for 2010.
We’re especially honored because we’re in pretty spectacular company. Here’s the list of all the winners, but we do hope you’ll visit Sprudge.com yourself to see the wonderful photos of the winners that Sprudge.com has posted.
Notable Roastery: Tim Wendelboe (Oslo, Norway)
Best Cafe: Tina, We Salute You (London, UK)
Notable Producer: Rachel Peterson (Hacienda La Esmeralda ”Panama)
Favorite New Product: Coava DISK
Best Blog: Coffea Cultura
Best Magazine: Barista Magazine
Best Supplier: Espresso Parts
Outstanding Achievement In The Field of Excellence: Aleco Chigounis (Stumptown Coffee ”Portland, Seattle, New York)