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Coffee’s Gold Rush: Starbucks to double store numbers, says chairman

Posted by TheShot on 21 Sep 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Starbucks

If you already thought two Starbucks on every corner was overkill, and if you thought their breakneck expansion diluted their quality like a packet of Kool-Aid dumped in a county reservoir, you ain’t seen nothing yet. At least according to Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz, who recently said, “[T]he saturation opportunity in the US is not […]

Trip Report: Caffé Trieste, Downtown

Posted by TheShot on 07 Jul 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

A recent arrival near Hayes Valley, Caffé Trieste calls their latest café location “downtown” (www.caffetriestedowntown.com). This makes their fourth in addition to their Sausalito, Berkeley, and original North Beach locations. The new café is a bit like the North Beach mothership: photos of Bill Cosby and Loni Anderson deck the walls, and there’s an Italian […]

Trip Report: Moto Java

Posted by TheShot on 04 Apr 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

This motorcycle-themed café is an extension of the adjacent bike shop. It’s a small space decorated with plastic motorcycle toys hanging from strings on the ceiling, there are photos and posters of motorcycles, motorcycle wear and helmets displayed about, and they even use a Snap-On red tool box for offering coffee condiments. They have three […]

Caffé Trieste celebrates 50th anniversary with 25-cent espresso shots

Posted by TheShot on 02 Apr 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Local Brew

This weekend, Caffé Trieste is celebrating its 50th anniversary in San Francisco. Besides being the site of Francis Ford Coppola’s artistic inspiration for The Godfather screenplay, Caffé Trieste is credited with introducing espresso to the Bay Area — if not also, to a shared extent, America. They are celebrating by offering 25-cent espresso shots this […]

CitySearch.com’s 2005 Best San Francisco Coffee

Posted by TheShot on 05 Dec 2005 | Filed under: CoffeeRatings.com, Local Brew

Celebrities are out in full regalia. Tension is in the air. It must be time to review the reviewers as we recap the winners of CitySearch.com’s 2005 Best San Francisco Coffee. Each year, CitySearch.com stages regional popularity contests for establishments in different categories. And each year, they tabulate the online votes from the users of […]

Zagat’s Best Coffee & Tea Places

Posted by TheShot on 29 Nov 2005 | Filed under: CoffeeRatings.com, Local Brew

A Book About… Local Coffee?! A couple years ago, after caffeinating myself to dangerously jittery levels in my quest to sample and review every espresso served in the city of San Francisco, I had the idea of publishing my findings in a book. Crazy idea? Probably. I had written and published a book before, so […]

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