Tag Archive 'brazil_cafes'

Trip Report: Sun Stream Coffee

Posted by TheShot on 11 Feb 2010 | Filed under: Café Society, Foreign Brew, Local Brew

Since 2006 (if not earlier), this hole-in-the-wall café has served the Brazilian expatriate community through juices (sucos — e.g., cajá, cajú), savory pastries (salgados), and desserts (sobremesa). The non-expat patrons seem to come here to get their açai bowl freak on, which means somebody is reading all those spam e-mails. All of which puts into […]

Coffee Bars in Rio de Janeiro

Posted by TheShot on 24 Mar 2007 | Filed under: Café Society, Foreign Brew

The travel section in today’s New York Times featured an article on Rio de Janeiro coffee bars: Coffee Bars in Rio de Janeiro – Travel – New York Times. Brazilian botequins — sort of café/lunch counter/bistro combinations — can sometimes be pretty awful. Despite Brazil’s esteemed coffee status — this is a nation where the […]

Nespresso coffee shops around the world: Why?

Posted by TheShot on 06 Nov 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew, Home Brew, Machine

Here’s an item in today’s news: Nestle reportedly to open luxury coffee shop in Brazil – MarketWatch. In some parts of the world, Nestlé’s Nespresso system, at least on the surface, appears to be making money hand-over-fist for them. Part of Nestlé’s strategy has been to open up Nespresso stores in places such as Geneva, […]