Tag Archive 'caribou_coffee'

USBC 2008: The great barista battle is brewing, and how the big boys avoid embarrassment

Posted by TheShot on 01 May 2008 | Filed under: Barista, Quality Issues, Starbucks

While I’ll be checking out Barista Coffee in India, Minneapolis will be hosting this year’s U.S. Barista Championship during the SCAA conference this weekend. Yesterday, the host city’s hometown paper, the Star Tribune, published a rather lengthy article on the event: The great barista battle is brewing. It’s a story that’s been covered dozens, if […]

Caribou Coffee aims to be No. 1 in experience

Posted by TheShot on 04 Jun 2007 | Filed under: Café Society, Foreign Brew

Unable to keep pace with the cancerous growth of Starbucks Coffee, Caribou Coffee, the nation’s #2 coffee specialty chain, seems to have opted for better customer experience as a competitive advantage, according to today’s The Detroit News: Caribou Coffee aims to be No. 1 in experience. (This is consistent with their point-of-sale kiosks announcement we […]

Push Your Own Damn Button

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

Everyone’s favorite bathroom read, Automatic Merchandiser online, today reported on the growing trend of point-of-sale kiosks in coffee shops: Caribou Coffee Installs Point Of Sale Kiosks In Stores To Service Customers Faster @ Vending Market Watch News at AMonline.com. (Also here.) Yes, Caribou Coffee, that Minneapolis, MN-based chain that’s taking over the Midwestern U.S. by […]

Charlotte, NC: Coffee Shop Perks

Posted by TheShot on 26 Mar 2006 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

Today’s Charlotte Observer compared the merits of four major coffee shop chains in town: Charlotte Observer | 03/26/2006 | Coffee Shop Perks. Included in the comparison were Minneapolis, MN-based Caribou Coffee, local coffee roaster Dilworth Coffeehouse, recent Starbucks acquisition and newcomer to the area Seattle’s Best Coffee, and Starbucks Coffee itself. The article reveals what […]