How Do I Nominate A Coffee Company For The 2022 Sprudgie Awards?

It’s coffee awards season! Nominations are now open for the 14th Annual Sprudgie Awards Presented By Pacific Barista Series! Voting is easy and free and you can vote for all categories here. If you’d prefer to vote for a single coffee category only or would like to share a quick ballot to friends and family, use the individual ballot links below!

What are the Sprudgie Awards?

The Sprudgie Awards honors leadership and excellence in the world of coffee. Each year, over a dozen awards are presented in the following categories: The Sprudgie Awards has been called “the Oscars of Coffee”, the “Soap Opera Digest Awards of Coffee”, and even “The Cable Ace Awards of Coffee”. We love these comparisons to entertainment’s most prestigious award ceremonies but we like to think of ourselves as the Peoples’ Choice Awards of Coffee. The choice is yours. And your choice is free!

There is no fee to submit a nomination to the Sprudgie Awards, and no membership required to vote in the Sprudgie Awards, all thanks to the ongoing community support of our partners at Pacific Barista Series.

How Do I Nominate A Coffee Company For The 2022 Sprudgie Awards?

What are the categories?

Here are the categories for the 2022 Sprudgie Awards. Hit the category name to be directed to the category’s individual ballot. If you’d prefer to vote for all categories, use the full 2022 Sprudgie Awards ballot here.

Notable Roaster

This award honors a roaster doing exemplary work. This may include roasted coffee quality, strength of e-commerce, cafe locations (if applicable), laudable business and staffing practices, and all other facets of running a successful roaster. Visit past winners here!

Notable Coffee Producer

This award honors outstanding work by a coffee producer. Visit past winners here!

Best New Cafe

This award is presented to a cafe that has opened in 2022. Nominations for cafes that have opened before January 2022 will not be eligible for this category. Visit past winners here!

Best Coffee Event

This award is given to an outstanding event taking place in the year 2022, including digital and online events. Visit past winners here!

Outstanding Achievement

This award is presented each year to a remarkable coffee person, organization, cause, or entity that embodies coffee excellence. Visit past winners here!

Notable Roaster

This award honors a roaster doing exemplary work. This may include roasted coffee quality, strength of e-commerce, cafe locations (if applicable), laudable business and staffing practices, and all other facets of running a successful roaster. Visit past winners here!

Best Coffee Podcast

This award honors outstanding work in the podcast medium. Visit past winners here!

Best Coffee Video / Film

This award honors an original coffee video or film released in the year 2022. This can include feature films, short films, promotional videos or social media clips. Visit past winners here!

Best Coffee Writing

This award celebrates the best coffee writing of the year. Please nominate an individual, or a specific feature. If you nominate a feature, please add a link for review. Visit past winners here!

Best Design Packaging

This work honors notable design or packaging work in coffee. Nominees may include coffee products, coffee bags, coffee logo or graphic design work, or any other example of outstanding coffee design. Visit past winners here!

Best Social Media

In 2022 this award is being presented for outstanding social media content that inspires, organizes, uplifts and promotes the ongoing betterment of coffee. Visit past winners here!

Best New Product

This award honors a new coffee product released for public use in the year 2022. Visit past winners here!

Best Coffee Book / Magazine

This award honors an outstanding coffee magazine or print publication release. Visit past winners here!

Sustainable Coffee Company

This award is presented to a cafe or coffee company for prioritizing sustainable environmental and industry stewardship. This can include zero-waste practices, pursuing a reduced carbon footprint, highlighting sustainable coffees and products, and a commitment to equity and industry leadership. Visit past winners here!

When does the nominations process close?

Open nominations close Sunday, December 4th at 11:59 PM PST.

Now’s the time to cast that ballot! Tell your friends! Nominate the people in coffee who really inspire you, and share the opportunity to nominate with others in your community. Thank you for being part of our annual Sprudgies tradition and a huge thank you to Pacific Barista Series for supporting this work.

 


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