Tag Archive 'best_coffee'

Even GQ magazine can’t figure out if the “Third Wave” is coming or going

Posted by TheShot on 20 Oct 2009 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew, Local Brew, Quality Issues

Thanks to Tim of espressophile fame for giving us a heads-up on this article posted yesterday from GQ magazine: The Most Important Drink of Your Day: Restaurants + Bars: GQ. Tim got his heads-up from the guys down at Verve Coffee Roasters, who are among the handful of regional coffee shops highlighted in this best-of […]

Digital City’s “The 21 Best Cups of Coffee in America”

Posted by TheShot on 02 Oct 2008 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Fair Trade, Quality Issues

To the uninitiated, CoffeeRatings.com might look more like a horse racing tip sheet than a coffee Web site. But there are very good reasons why we’ve gone through the effort to quantify things. Just look at the chaos that can ensue when you don’t follow a system nor a simple baseline set of evaluation criteria: […]

The Best of Yelp San Francisco Coffee & Tea or: The Uselessness of Crowds

Posted by TheShot on 21 Jul 2008 | Filed under: Café Society, CoffeeRatings.com, Consumer Trends, Local Brew, Quality Issues

As we mentioned in our last post a couple days ago, being popular and being good can be two very things. There are few places where this is more apparent than on Web sites that thrive on aggregate public user ratings and reviews. We had intended this article to be about Yelp’s top SF coffee […]

Reviewing Chicago take-out coffee: Know your Joe

Posted by TheShot on 08 Nov 2007 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

On the heel’s of Chicago’s informal crowning as America’s caffeine capital, today’s Chicago Tribune published an article that provided a light, unscientific, comparative review of 32 different take-out coffee offerings in the Chicago area: Know your Joe — chicagotribune.com. Instead of the single espresso, the yardstick used at CoffeeRatings.com, the Tribune based their evaluations on […]

Best of Citysearch San Francisco 2007 – Best San Francisco Coffee

Posted by TheShot on 11 Aug 2007 | Filed under: CoffeeRatings.com, Local Brew, Quality Issues

This week, Citysearch.com announced that the votes have been tallied once again for their annual “Best Coffee” poll: Best of Citysearch San Francisco 2007 – Best San Francisco Coffee. And is there anything more effective than the annual readers poll for highlighting all the anomalies and flaws of open user review systems? I know I […]

Best of Citysearch San Francisco – Best San Francisco Coffee 2006

Posted by TheShot on 10 Feb 2007 | Filed under: CoffeeRatings.com, Local Brew, Quality Issues

I’m a little slow this time around, but not long ago Citysearch.com announced their 2006 readers’ poll winners for the best coffee in San Francisco: Best of Citysearch San Francisco – Best San Francisco Coffee. This is something of an annual tradition, as we reviewed Citysearch’s 2005 coffee winners. (When you think of it, naming […]

Chicago magazine: Black Gold

Posted by TheShot on 31 Oct 2006 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

The November issue of Chicago magazine reviewed the best straight up cups of coffee available in the Loop: Black Gold | Articles | Archives | Chicago magazine. Not surprisingly, Intelligentsia came out on top. Tweet

Know Your Coffee Reviewers

Posted by TheShot on 21 Sep 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew, Quality Issues, Restaurant Coffee

A friend and CoffeeRatings.com reader, Jeremy Nisen, occasionally writes for SFist — which many rightfully recognize as San Francisco’s best local blog. (Jeremy interviewed me for it earlier this year.) Yesterday he pointed me to his most recent article on the site: SFist: Um, Yeah, But What Kind of Grinder Did They Use?. In it, […]

Tucson, AZ: Best place for Coffee – Or: EspressoMap.com: Perhaps none of the above

Posted by TheShot on 15 Sep 2006 | Filed under: Foreign Brew, Starbucks

How do you know it’s time to move if you want a decent espresso? Why, when your local paper (here the Arizona Daily Star) overwhelmingly tells you Starbucks is the best thing going in town: Best place for Coffee | www.azstarnet.com ®. Why is it that so many presumed “respectable” media sources often aspire to […]

New Zealand: The 2006 Best Café Awards

Posted by TheShot on 03 Jul 2006 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

Cafe magazine announced their eigth annual awards for the best cafés in New Zealand: News: The 2006 Best Café Awards [varsity.co.nz]. Topping this year’s awards is Workman’s Café in rural Matamata. But given that the runner up. The Sticky Beak Café in Otatara, doesn’t even have an espresso machine, take these ratings with a grain […]

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