Tag Archive 'australia_coffee'

Rating Flat Whites in Brisbane, Australia

Posted by TheShot on 15 Feb 2008 | Filed under: Add Milk, Foreign Brew

Brisbane, Australia’s Courier-Mail ran an article today reviewing espresso drinks at various cafés in Brisbane’s James Street Markets: Fertile ground for battle of baristas | The Courier-Mail. They rated the flat whites at five cafés on a 10-point scale. For those unfamiliar with the flat white, it isn’t just Oceania’s lingo for a (caffè) “latte” […]

I Hate New York (coffee): Brew ha ha in city that falls short on espresso

Posted by TheShot on 11 Sep 2007 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew, Quality Issues, Restaurant Coffee

Today’s The Sydney Morning Herald ponders how Australia’s Italian immigrants could bring a culture of appreciation for some of the best espresso in the world, and yet New York City — no stranger to Italian immigrants — is such a puzzling espresso wasteland: Brew ha ha in city that falls short on espresso – Opinion […]

There’s a war brewing, but taste is still the loser on America’s coffee front

Posted by TheShot on 26 Dec 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Quality Issues, Starbucks

Leave it to the Australians to best capture the state of Big Coffee in America, as reported today on Melbourne’s The Age: There’s a war brewing, but taste is still the loser on America’s coffee front. The article points out America’s escalating obsession with quality coffee, but (IMO, correctly) notes how poor the baseline coffee […]

Home barista training: Cafe society, BYO machine

Posted by TheShot on 04 Sep 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Home Brew

An article published in tomorrow’s The Age (Australia) explores the growing popularity in home espresso equipment — and in new training courses and centers for the home barista: Cafe society, BYO machine – Epicure – Entertainment – theage.com.au. For example, Lavazza has been running courses in Australia for industry and home enthusiasts for the past […]

Coffee by numbers

Posted by TheShot on 17 Jul 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends

Today’s Sydney Morning Herald reported on some basic coffee consumption facts and figures: Coffee by numbers – Good Living – Entertainment – smh.com.au. For example, Finns drink more coffee per capita than anyone else in the world. And when it comes to take-away coffee service, the average cost to the retailer is about 88 cents […]

Coffee delivery in Australia

Posted by TheShot on 05 Jun 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends

The Australian‘s IT section reported on a mobile espresso business that delivers: Australian IT – Smartphones turning coffee into cash (Vincent Blake, JUNE 06, 2006). Australians love their espresso more than almost any other nation in the world. So what do you do when you live in a sparsely-populated country with plenty of land … […]

Australian baristas: Master the daily grind

Posted by TheShot on 03 May 2006 | Filed under: Barista

Today’s Sydney Morning Herald published an article on what it means to be a champion barista: Master the daily grind – Employment News – MyCareer – smh.com.au. Among the interviewees, David Makin is representing Australia at this month’s World Barista Championship in Berne, Switzerland. Also interviewed is Keith Pettigrew, executive officer of the AustralAsian Specialty […]

Paul Bassett: Cup always half-full

Posted by TheShot on 02 May 2006 | Filed under: Barista

Today’s Adelaide (Australia) The Advertiser featured a brief article on Paul Bassett, Sydney resident and winner of the 2003 World Barista Championship (held in Boston): The Advertiser: Cup always half-full [03may06]. In the article, Paul mentions how he discovered his calling during his travels in Siena, Italy in the late 1990s — where he was […]

Are Australians the world’s greatest espresso connoisseurs?

Posted by TheShot on 02 Apr 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Foreign Brew

Today’s (or is that tomorrow’s? … that wacky International Date Line) The Australian includes an article suggesting that Australians, and not Italians, may yet be the world’s greatest connoisseurs of fine espresso: The Australian: Aussies know their beans, says coffee grower [April 03, 2006]. Drawing back to their English roots, Australians still drink slightly more […]

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