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Trip Report: Linea Caffe (Mission District)

Posted by TheShot on 19 Mar 2014 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Local Brew, Roasting

This coffee shop opening in Sept. 2013 received an almost inordinate amount of fanfare. It still gets some of it. One of the latest examples being the New York Times Travel section with a recent piece by their former coffee scribe, Oliver Strand. Andrew Barnett (of Ecco Caffè fame — now Intelligentsia SF — and […]

Prelude to Slow Food Nation 2008 in San Francisco

Posted by TheShot on 24 Aug 2008 | Filed under: Barista, Café Society, Foreign Brew, Local Brew, Quality Issues, Restaurant Coffee

Regular readers here are familiar with our squawking about Slow Food in this blog for almost three years now. You might even recall our pilgrimage to the Slow Food mothership in Bra, Italy last October. But in case you haven’t seen the orange and black posters everywhere, next weekend Slow Food comes to America for […]

Specialty Coffee Roasters Brew in New York

Posted by TheShot on 13 Aug 2008 | Filed under: Beans, Foreign Brew, Roasting

Weren’t we just saying that there are only about three or four people with original story ideas? Sure enough, this time it’s the New York Times that recycled the same local roasters story idea that has already been once around the San Francisco Chronicle and the Washington Post in recent months: Specialty Coffee Roasters Brew […]

Trip Report: Bar Bambino

Posted by TheShot on 01 Aug 2007 | Filed under: Beans, Local Brew

Right off BART’s Plasticuffs Station (Mission & 16th Sts.), across of Cafe Los Olvidados, this has never been an attractive part of the city — though mostly because of who might accost you on the sidewalk. (I’ve long called it Plasticuffs Station because of the frequency of finding perps face down on the plaza in […]

Coffee artists grind toward national title

Posted by TheShot on 11 Apr 2006 | Filed under: Add Milk, Barista

And the winner is… The Charlotte Observer posted an article today covering the final rounds of the 2006 U.S. Barista Championship, held yesterday on the final day of the annual SCAA conference: Charlotte Observer | 04/11/2006 | Coffee artists grind toward national title. For all those who scratched their head thinking, “A quality coffee conference […]