Tag Archive 'cappuccino'

How’s your crapuccino?

Posted by TheShot on 04 Jul 2007 | Filed under: Add Milk, Home Brew, Quality Issues, Starbucks

This week, The Guardian (UK) posted an article on the elusive quality cappuccino: How’s your crapuccino? from Guardian Unlimited: Word of Mouth. While the Brits may disparage the “dirty dishwater” that is American coffee, even in London you’re helpless to find a cappuccino that isn’t served in a gargantuan bowl, filled mostly with milk, and […]

The Brooklyn Paper: Coffee guru espresses his disgust

Posted by TheShot on 08 Feb 2007 | Filed under: Add Milk, Barista, Foreign Brew, Quality Issues

This week’s The Brooklyn Paper published an article on espresso quality standards and their general absence in the fine borough, interviewing noneother than Third Wave pulpit banger, Nick Cho: The Brooklyn Paper: Coffee guru espresses his disgust. Nick discusses the “seafoam problem” with cappuccinos, which he describes as, “When the milk is over-steamed, the bubbles […]

Italy: Cappuccino Obtains Certificate of Quality

Posted by TheShot on 29 Dec 2006 | Filed under: Add Milk, Quality Issues

The Istituto Nazionale Espresso Italiano (INEI), or the National Italian Espresso Institute, was born with the certification of quality standards for the Italian Espresso in 1998. Today they announced new certification standards for the Cappuccino: Agenzia Giornalistica Italia – News In English – Italian Products: Cappuccino Obtains Certificate of Quality. Organizations such as the INEI […]

Coffee culture: a global phenomenon?

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

Maktoob Business, the business arm of a popular Arab portal, published an article this week revealing some international consumer attitudes towards coffee and cafés: Coffee culture: a global phenomenon? by Synovate | Maktoob Business. Interviewing 5,806 respondents in the US, UK, France, Brazil, Hong Kong, Singapore, Serbia, Morocco, and Australia, some of the survey’s findings […]

A cappuccino moment

Posted by TheShot on 18 Jun 2006 | Filed under: Add Milk, Barista, Starbucks

In a personal piece in today’s Napa Valley Register, a father relates the story of how her daughter became a cappuccino professional — if not a “cappuccino Nazi”: A cappuccino moment | Napa Valley Register Online | Kevin Courtney Columnists. When it comes to cappuccino, besides great espresso preparation, a lot of the quality comes […]

A Macchiato By Any Other Name

Posted by TheShot on 30 Mar 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Starbucks

Some people I know refuse to “speak Starbucks”. Sure, they have coffee beverages that come in a venti size — even if that literally means “twenty” in Italian (and not as in “twenty trips to the bathroom”). And if you order a latte in Italy, you would get a glass of milk — its literal […]

Sara Lee US Retail Coffee Brands Purchased by Segafredo Zanetti Coffee Group

Posted by TheShot on 13 Jan 2006 | Filed under: Beans

This just in from Yahoo! Finance: Sara Lee US Retail Coffee Brands Purchased by Segafredo Zanetti Coffee Group. The Segafredo Zanetti Coffee Group is a relatively upscale brand. Particularly in this country. So what the heck are they doing buying out one of The Big Four — the world’s quadumvirate of crude, mass production coffee? […]

Starbucks Economics – Solving the mystery of the elusive “short” cappuccino

Posted by TheShot on 07 Jan 2006 | Filed under: Add Milk, Quality Issues, Starbucks

Yesterday, Tim Harford posted an excellent article for Slate: Starbucks Economics – Solving the mystery of the elusive “short” cappuccino. Many may not know this, but Starbucks offers a short cappuccino that can be readily ordered at just about any of their forty zillion locations. However, you’ll never find it on the menu. And the […]

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