Tag Archive 'brazil_coffee'

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 […]

Fool’s Cappuccino Redux?: Blue Bottle’s SG-120

Posted by TheShot on 10 Jun 2009 | Filed under: Beans, Local Brew, Machine, Quality Issues

A couple months ago, we kicked up a bit of dust when we dressed down the Gibraltar, an espresso beverage created by accident when Blue Bottle Coffee Co. was opening their first SF café in 2005. We called it the fool’s cappuccino — essentially the same beverage, but poured in a cheap restaurant supply glass […]

Brazil to be world’s greatest coffee consumer market, association forecasts

Posted by TheShot on 10 Jul 2007 | Filed under: Beans, Foreign Brew

As posted today by the Brazil-Arab News Agency, the Brazilian Coffee Industry Association (ABIC) forecasts that Brazil will unseat the USA as the coffee consumption capital of the world by the year 2010: Brazil to be world’s greatest coffee consumer market, association forecasts – ANBA. According to a report released yesterday, Brazilian coffee consumption is […]

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 […]

The Clover Story: Holy Platinum Percolators! Stumptown’s $11,000 coffee makers

Posted by TheShot on 24 Feb 2007 | Filed under: Café Society, Machine

This week Willamette Week (Portland, OR) reported on a new coffee maker — one that has been getting a ton of buzz in coffee aficionado circles — now in use at Portland’s Stumptown: Willamette Week Online | Post: ‘Holy Platinum Percolators! Stumptown’s $11,000 coffee makers’. Made by Clover of Seattle, the uniqueness of its design […]

World Rediscovers Joy of Drinking Brazilian Coffee

Posted by TheShot on 22 Jan 2007 | Filed under: Beans, Café Society, Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew

Today Brazzil Magazine posted an article on Brazil’s coffee resurgence in coffee within the past several years: Brazil – Brazzil Magazine – World Rediscovers Joy of Drinking Brazilian Coffee. The author credits this resurgence to quality gains, increases in production, and, oddly enough, positive news regarding health concerns over coffee. Brazilian crop yields have improved […]

Starbucks enters competitive Brazilian coffee market with 2 Sao Paulo stores

Posted by TheShot on 30 Nov 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew, Starbucks

Today the Associated Press reported that Starbucks entered the Brazilian market with two cafés in São Paulo: Starbucks enters competitive Brazilian coffee market with 2 Sao Paulo stores – Business – International Herald Tribune. Starbucks demonstrated success at establishing over 100 cafés in Mexico, which is generally not known as a coffee-drinking (let alone espresso-drinking) […]

Brazilian drought leaves coffee crop high and dry

Posted by TheShot on 29 Nov 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Robusta

As Frank Sinatra once sang, “They got a lot of coffee in Brazil”. However, the driest winter in two decades is threatening to drop next year’s crop yield by almost a third: Brazilian drought leaves coffee crop high and dry | Chron.com – Houston Chronicle. As the reality of global climate change sinks in, one […]

POLL: Funds, supply worries seen buoying coffee in 2006

Posted by TheShot on 18 Jan 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Robusta

A Reuters poll expects coffee prices to remain elevated over worldwide supply concerns. Supplies are generally expected to rebound in the next crop year as regional markets recover from hurricanes and drought and Brazil eases the throttle on production: POLL-Funds, supply worries seen buoying coffee in 2006. But to give you a sense of just […]

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 […]