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Tempe, AZ’s Top 5: Local Coffee Houses

Posted by TheShot on 26 Jan 2006 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

The Top 5 coffee houses around Tempe, AZ, as voted by an Arizona State U. publication: ASU Web Devil – Top 5: Local Coffee Houses. Tweet

San Francisco’s New Wave

Posted by TheShot on 21 Jan 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

Over the past couple of years, San Francisco has undergone something of a revolution in great espresso. Although the quality revolution has yet to trickle down to the typical corner café, great changes have taken place at the upper eschelon. At the forefront of this revolution is a troika of relative newcomers: Blue Bottle Coffee, […]

Brazil coffee fetches record $US49.75/lb

Posted by TheShot on 11 Jan 2006 | Filed under: Beans

As Frank Sinatra used to swing it, “They’ve got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil.” But despite the disdain many coffee snobs have for boring old Brazilian beans, a lot a this year’s Cup of Excellence coffee auction netted almost $50/lb for some of Brazil’s finest: Brazil coffee fetches record $US49.75/lb. Me? I love […]

Chicago Espresso

Posted by TheShot on 31 Dec 2005 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

Every once in a while I have the privilege of visiting some place else. Eventhough American cities are becoming more and more homogenized, not everything is a Starbucks. When it comes to espresso, Chicago has a few notable exceptions that I experienced this year. Name Address Neighborhood Espresso [info] Cafe [info] Overall [info] Intelligentsia 53 […]

Inside Mr. Espresso

Posted by TheShot on 19 Dec 2005 | Filed under: Local Brew, Machine, Quality Issues, Restaurant Coffee, Roasting

Mr. Who? Chances are that the name “Mr. Espresso” doesn’t exactly hit you over the head as a symbol of the Bay Area’s finest espresso — but it should. They were recently ranked 6th in CitySearch.com’s 2005 Best San Francisco Coffee. At first, this may seem like a pretty good feat. You might even recognize […]

CitySearch.com’s 2005 Best San Francisco Coffee

Posted by TheShot on 05 Dec 2005 | Filed under: CoffeeRatings.com, Local Brew

Celebrities are out in full regalia. Tension is in the air. It must be time to review the reviewers as we recap the winners of CitySearch.com’s 2005 Best San Francisco Coffee. Each year, CitySearch.com stages regional popularity contests for establishments in different categories. And each year, they tabulate the online votes from the users of […]

Zagat’s Best Coffee & Tea Places

Posted by TheShot on 29 Nov 2005 | Filed under: CoffeeRatings.com, Local Brew

A Book About… Local Coffee?! A couple years ago, after caffeinating myself to dangerously jittery levels in my quest to sample and review every espresso served in the city of San Francisco, I had the idea of publishing my findings in a book. Crazy idea? Probably. I had written and published a book before, so […]

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