By 2020, the number of bloggers in the United States is set to reach 31.7 million. Okay, so not all of those bloggers are writing about coffee, but hopefully you see our point… there’s a lot of content out there on the world wide web.
Sharing information is a huge part of today’s digitalised world. When it comes to coffee, there’s a smorgasbord of interesting blogs and magazines that preach in the good name of the cup.
Here are our 5 favourite coffee blogs that you need to read in 2019.
We love Sprudge. They’re coffee obsessed. They blog about all avenues of the industry, from gear they love (like this review of the La Marzocco KB 90) to random musings about how holding hot coffee makes you more generous (it’s a good read, trust us…).
Our favourite thing about Sprudge is their city guides. Coffee often comes with the connotation of travel, and their coffee shop guides for places like Texas have us itching for a new caffeine-fueled adventure.
They also host the Sprudgie awards every year, where they recognise great people doing great things in coffee. Don’t miss out.
2. Ozone coffee journal
We like the Ozone coffee journal for both its depth and its design. If you don’t know Ozone coffee, they’re a New Zealand born specialty coffee roastery who put quality coffee and producer relationships before everything else.
When it comes to blogging, their personal touch really shines through. They tell stories about coffee journeys and educate readers on things like the history of harvests. We recommend reading these two blogs:
3. Blueprint Coffee
Blueprint Coffee are a St. Louis coffee shop who talk the good talk. They have education pieces on their blog, like this blog post on building a raised bed drying house in Guatemala, and they’ve previously posted about ‘finding yourself’ in Ethiopia (the OG spot for coffee). We really enjoy reading their more in-depth and informative pieces, like this:
4. The Way to Coffee
The Way to Coffee is the perfect travel companion for the digital nomad looking to explore good coffee in a plethora of spots on this here Mother Earth. Their coffee and travel guides are superb, and they often document coffee in areas that are less frequented by the traveling tourist, and more so by those on a coffee pilgrimage.
For example, their coffee guide (or, as they call it, ‘coffee-tinerary’… genius) on Colombia’s coffee scene is something that can’t be beaten. We often think of Colombia as a coffee-producing country, but The Way to Coffee explore the scene that exists inside the bigger cities, like Bogota and Salento. Don’t skip this one…
5. Barista magazine
We had to round this list up with our personal favourite: Barista magazine. Developed specifically for up-to-date information about insider coffee, Barista magazine is at the forefront of the coffee industry.
Oh, and they do so much more than write. Barista magazine help people put on coffee events, publish physical magazines to be enjoyed in coffee shops and work hard to interview the most up-and-coming people in the industry, like Seattle-based coffee pro Elisabeth Johnson.
Pushing the coffee industry into the fourth wave
Coffee is an important part of almost everyone’s daily life. In fact, 64 percent of all Americans drink at least one cup of coffee per day, according to Reuters.
With so much interest in coffee – and with so much coffee on the market – it’s important that places like these educate us on what it is we’re drinking, and how we go about working together to make the world of coffee a better place.