Tag Archive 'cafe_reviews'

Bon Appétit’s Top 10 Boutique Coffee Shops

Posted by TheShot on 17 Dec 2009 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Quality Issues

Bon Appétite‘s January 2010 issue steps into the fray by naming their top 10 boutique coffee shops: Top 10 Boutique Coffee Shops: In the Magazine : bonappetit.com. Making their list is SF’s Four Barrel Coffee. But before anyone gets too excited, it’s worth noting that Bon Appétit is a sausage factory for Internet-friendly “Top 10″ […]

Melbourne, Australia qualifies for a top coffee book, so where’s SF’s?

Posted by TheShot on 11 Dec 2009 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew, Quality Issues, Roasting

We’ve posted before about Melbourne’s claim as the coffee capital of Australia. In addition to the Melbourne Coffee Review Web site we noted back in 2007 (in operation since 2004), there is now a printed guide to Melbourne’s top 100 coffee shops with the title Melbourne Coffee Review: Crema of the crop – Epicure – […]

Lose the froth: Turin’s best cafes

Posted by TheShot on 14 Nov 2009 | Filed under: Add Milk, Café Society, Foreign Brew, Quality Issues

We’re rather shameless about our love for the espresso and cafés in Torino, Italy. So we could not pass on today’s travel article in The Guardian (UK): Lose the froth: Turin’s best cafes | Travel | The Guardian. So why do we love the espresso and cafés in Torino so much? To start with: grand […]

Book Review: Bar d’Italia del Gambero Rosso 2010

Posted by TheShot on 25 Oct 2009 | Filed under: Café Society, Foreign Brew, Quality Issues

A few weeks ago we received the latest (and tenth) edition of the annual Bar d’Italia del Gambero Rosso for 2010. It is the closest thing in print we’ve seen to our Web site reviews, and we’ve generally found it indispensable when traveling Italy in search of good espresso. (We last reviewed the 2007 edition.) […]

Digital City’s “The 21 Best Cups of Coffee in America”

Posted by TheShot on 02 Oct 2008 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Fair Trade, Quality Issues

To the uninitiated, CoffeeRatings.com might look more like a horse racing tip sheet than a coffee Web site. But there are very good reasons why we’ve gone through the effort to quantify things. Just look at the chaos that can ensue when you don’t follow a system nor a simple baseline set of evaluation criteria: […]

Food & Wine Magazine: Best U.S. Coffee Bars

Posted by TheShot on 24 Aug 2008 | Filed under: Foreign Brew, Local Brew

In the name-dropping department, the September issue of Food & Wine magazine included a brief article on a select assortment of “classic and new places around the country with the most fanatical devotees” in the world of quality coffee: Where to Go Next: Best U.S. Coffee Bars | Food & Wine. Included on the list […]

The Best of Yelp San Francisco Coffee & Tea or: The Uselessness of Crowds

Posted by TheShot on 21 Jul 2008 | Filed under: Café Society, CoffeeRatings.com, Consumer Trends, Local Brew, Quality Issues

As we mentioned in our last post a couple days ago, being popular and being good can be two very things. There are few places where this is more apparent than on Web sites that thrive on aggregate public user ratings and reviews. We had intended this article to be about Yelp’s top SF coffee […]

Hawaii (Big Island) Coffee & Espresso

Posted by TheShot on 26 Apr 2008 | Filed under: Beans, Foreign Brew, Quality Issues, Restaurant Coffee

Before we start reviewing the espresso in India, it’s about time we wrap things up on our recent coffee excursion to Hawaii’s Big Island. Hawaii is the only coffee-growing state of the Union (as they say: sorry, Puerto Rico is a territory), which makes it a uniquely American place to both sample the local espresso […]

Manly (Sydney) espresso bars: Bean there, done that

Posted by TheShot on 25 Apr 2008 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

Today’s Manly Daily (Sydney, Australia) reviewed a number of espresso bar chains in the area: The Manly Daily | Manly Local News. Manly residents pride themselves on being a little less glitzy but more down-to-earth than their beach rivals across the Sydney Harbour at Bondi. But like much of Sydney, they have a rich espresso […]

Kansas City: Where to find the best coffee around campus

Posted by TheShot on 21 Apr 2008 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

The University of Missouri, Kansas City published an article today on some of the better coffee options in KC: Where to find the best coffee around campus – Culture. Not surprisingly, the aforementioned Roasterie Café got the highest marks, followed by the Oak Street Coffee Shop. Tweet

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