Tag Archive 'caffeine_riff'

It’s Epicurious’ turn for “America’s Best Coffee Shops”

Posted by TheShot on 01 Mar 2014 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew, Local Brew, Quality Issues

Surprisingly, Epicurious had yet to make a notable entry in the obligatory culinary-magazine-rates-national-coffee-shops department. But that all changed this week with the rather ambitious title of “America’s 25 Best Coffee Shops — The ultimate guide to the best coffee shops across the United States”: America’s Best Coffee Shops | Epicurious.com. We do have to give […]

How they take their coffee around the world

Posted by TheShot on 09 Dec 2011 | Filed under: Café Society, Foreign Brew

We’d apologize for the lack of postings this past month, but that’s partly the result of good editing. The trouble is that we typically board up our windows and hide from most coffee blogs this time of year, as most become inundated by insipid annual round-ups of coffee gift ideas to help cash in on […]

Drip Bar, a Mobile Blue Bottle Café, coming to Los Angeles

Posted by TheShot on 31 Mar 2010 | Filed under: Beans, Foreign Brew, Home Brew, Machine

The coffee culture export trade is in high swing, whether it is Stumptown Roasters opening in Amsterdam or Blue Bottle Coffee following Intelligentsia‘s footsteps and invading L.A.: Drip Bar, a Mobile Blue Bottle Café | NBC Los Angeles. Yes, that last article cites the tiresome caffeine-riff cliché abused by many an unimaginative coffee writer — […]

Caffeine dominates the coffee conversation this past week

Posted by TheShot on 12 Jul 2009 | Filed under: Coffee Health, Consumer Trends

This past week, most of the coffee discussion around the Internet involved the subject of caffeine. Talk about caffeine seems to bring out the worst in people. Too many act as if coffee and caffeine are synonymous and interchangeable — whether it’s scientific research on the effects of caffeine or some lame riff on coffee […]

Say It Ain’t So, Australia: Caffeine connoisseurs say lattes are the cream of the crop

Posted by TheShot on 13 May 2008 | Filed under: Add Milk, Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew

The truth is out. What do die hard coffee drinkers in coffee-obsessed Australia really order?: Caffeine connoisseurs say lattes are the cream of the crop | Herald Sun. Yes, it’s the boorish latte. (And written by a boorish reporter: “Caffeine connoisseurs”?!? It’s been a while since we’ve seen the tiresome caffeine riff.) Of course we’re […]

Personal History: My Two-Year Journey Into the Caffeine Desert

Posted by TheShot on 06 Jan 2007 | Filed under: Coffee Health, CoffeeRatings.com, Consumer Trends, Home Brew

John Walker, a freelance gaming journalist in the UK, wrote in his blog today about his experiences giving up coffee — on doctor’s orders to relieve anxiety symptoms: bothererblog » Diary Of A Coffee Addict. I commented in his blog about my own experiences of giving up all caffeine for a couple of years back […]

It’s more than just coffee — it’s a bowl for the soul

Posted by TheShot on 22 Nov 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew, Local Brew, Starbucks

InsideBayArea.com published an article today by a self-employed writer (and cooking class instructor) who named some of her favorite coffeehouses around the country: Inside Bay Area – It’s more than just coffee — it’s a bowl for the soul. Yes, she unimaginatively resorted to the ever-popular, ever-tedious caffeine riff (calling coffeehouses “caffeine dens”). But she […]

Coffee Snobs Move on to Homemade Roasts

Posted by TheShot on 21 Nov 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Home Brew, Roasting

The Northwest Indiana Times ran a story today on the growth of those freaks of coffee consumption, home roasters: Northwest Indiana News: nwitimes.com – Coffee Snobs Move on to Homemade Roasts. Home roasting has been around for a while. In fact, a long, long while. Its most recent resurgence has come about over the past […]

Take a caffeinated tour of Tulsa

Posted by TheShot on 29 Aug 2006 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

It’s been a while since we posted a mindless mini coffee review for some low rotation corner of the country. So today we bring you a brief coffee tour of Tulsa, OK from the local university rag: The Collegian Online: Take a caffeinated tour of Tulsa. It’s a short list, alright. But the one notable […]