Tag Archive 'cafe_customers'

The Coffee Divide – Or: At What Price Coffee?

Posted by TheShot on 27 Oct 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends

There are few things that illustrate the great divide between the old, traditional way of looking at coffee and something of a more recent way than reactions to the price of coffee. (Neither way of which is more or less correct than the other, mind you.) On the one hand, we have the new psychology […]

Barista Gives Tips On Getting Drink Orders Right

Posted by TheShot on 07 Sep 2006 | Filed under: Barista

Ignore the poor formatting for a moment, but a barista near CSU Fullerton shares her tips, protocols, and basic manners when ordering your double-tall, four-pump vanilla caramel macchiato: Barista Gives Tips On Getting Drink Orders Right – Opinion. Tweet

The Expansion of Coffee Bars is Expected to Change the way French People Traditionally Drink their Coffee

Posted by TheShot on 14 Aug 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew

Those crazy French love their coffee, even if it isn’t very good coffee. A market research press release on Business Wire today announced a study of French coffee consumer habits: The Expansion of Coffee Bars is Expected to Change the way French People Traditionally Drink their Coffee. The short of it is that more French […]

Confessions of a coffee addict

Posted by TheShot on 03 Aug 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Local Brew

Yesterday’s San Francisco Chronicle featured a personal story … a husband’s quest to become “Customer of the Week” at Peet’s on Upper Market: Confessions of a coffee addict. Tweet

Competition puts coffee shops through grinder

Posted by TheShot on 03 Jun 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Quality Issues, Starbucks

As an uncanny segue from my post yesterday, today’s Akron Beacon Journal published an article on the growing difficulties independent coffee houses face with increased competition: Beacon Journal | 06/03/2006 | Competition puts coffee shops through grinder. Between ever-expanding mega-chains and a more crowded field of local independents, local coffee shops are being squeezed more […]

Research Indicates More Consumers Choosing Coffee Away From Home

Posted by TheShot on 10 May 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Home Brew

That great bathroom reading staple, Automatic Merchandiser, cited research today that shows U.S. coffee consumption away from home has grown from 58 percent of sales in 2001 to nearly 68 percent in 2005: Research Indicates More Consumers Choosing Coffee Away From Home @ Vending Market Watch News at AMonline.com. Expectation is that this shift will […]

Charlotte, NC: Coffee Shop Perks

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

Today’s Charlotte Observer compared the merits of four major coffee shop chains in town: Charlotte Observer | 03/26/2006 | Coffee Shop Perks. Included in the comparison were Minneapolis, MN-based Caribou Coffee, local coffee roaster Dilworth Coffeehouse, recent Starbucks acquisition and newcomer to the area Seattle’s Best Coffee, and Starbucks Coffee itself. The article reveals what […]

Trip Report: Coffee to the People

Posted by TheShot on 13 Mar 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Consumer Trends, Fair Trade, Local Brew, Roasting

Fair Trade, organic coffee drinkers unite! This former Holey Bagel shop has earned an extremely loyal (dare I even suggest “partially blind”?) following in the central Haight district. On their front door, they boast themselves as the #1 coffee shop in San Francisco on the basis of their reviews on Yelp.com. So they must be […]

That’s no baptism font, that’s my coffee

Posted by TheShot on 07 Jan 2006 | Filed under: Café Society

The Sioux Falls, IA news site, Keloland.com, reports on heartland America’s trend of coffee houses as ministries: Christian Coffee Houses. One can only hope that divine inspiration improves the chances of a proper crema on a shot of espresso, because most secular professionals sure can’t get it right. “Can I have a grande, half-Solomon, four-pump […]

I’m fluent in coffee, booze – so give me your best shot

Posted by TheShot on 07 Jan 2006 | Filed under: Café Society

Bill Hall wrote an article in today’s Tacoma, WA The News Tribune illustrating the many parallels between espresso bars and, well, “bar” bars: I’m fluent in coffee, booze – so give me your best shot. It includes the fanciful drinks ordered by people who really don’t like what is really in them (be it espresso […]

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