Tag Archive 'cafe_employees'

Do coffee shops discriminate against women?

Posted by TheShot on 10 Nov 2007 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends

Slate Magazine published an article today that posed an interesting question: Do coffee shops discriminate against women? – By Tim Harford – Slate Magazine. The crux of the article is economic research [PDF, 364kb] performed on eight Boston area cafés where the researcher compared the customer service times based on sex, age, race, drink type, […]

A former barista spills the beans

Posted by TheShot on 05 Jun 2007 | Filed under: Barista, Starbucks

Today’s Chicago Daily Herald published a sort of barista confessional by Kerry Lester, detailing some of the professional oddities and insights of working in a Chicago Starbucks: Daily Herald | A former barista spills the beans. Whether it’s continually smelling of coffee, getting hit on by customers, learning how to live in a regularly over-caffeinated […]

Starbucks: the coffee giant blending in Europe

Posted by TheShot on 16 Apr 2007 | Filed under: Café Society, Starbucks

Today on Agoravox, a European citizen journalism portal, a poster wrote an article about the growth of Starbucks Coffee in Europe: Starbucks; the coffee giant blending in Europe – AGORAVOX – The Citizen Media. Over the past few years, the chain has proliferated in Paris, the UK, and a multitude of other European locations as […]

Starbucks barista: We’re not your friends (but your tips are appreciated)

Posted by TheShot on 23 Mar 2007 | Filed under: Barista, Café Society, Starbucks

A vitriolic, and very funny, Starbucks barista went off the handle recently in a post on the Chicago Craigslist. Craigslist unfortunately removed the rant, but it has been preserved at Starbucks Gossip: Starbucks Gossip: Starbucks barista: We’re not your friends (but your tips are appreciated). The heavy-handed rant — which skewers everything from upscale latte […]

Trip Report: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf @ Fillmore

Posted by TheShot on 28 Apr 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

This outlet of the L.A.-based chain is located on a busy Fillmore St. corner, lined with popular sidewalk café tables and parasols. Inside there are a dozen more tables and a lot of finished, wood grain surfaces — giving it the look of a cheaply remodeled kitchen. There’s even this raised platform in the back […]

Trip Report: The Organic Coffee Co.

Posted by TheShot on 06 Apr 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Fair Trade, Local Brew

Opening just this month, this café was started by The Rogers Family Company (perhaps best known for their ‘inorganic’ and dirt cheap San Francisco Bay Coffee Co. beans, available at Costco) and other investors. It’s heavy on the Fair Trade organic coffees, and that’s just where its social causes begin. They heavily brand their devotion […]

Do hot coffee and ‘Wobblies’ go together?

Posted by TheShot on 21 Mar 2006 | Filed under: Barista, Starbucks

Today’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette featured an article (syndicated from the Wall Street Journal) that documents attempts to unionize at the nation’s Starbucks: Do hot coffee and ‘Wobblies’ go together? Starbucks ranked #29 on Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list, and they are very sensitive about their brand image and integrity with consumers. This […]