Back in 2005 we wrote about Zagat’s attempt to put together a regional coffee survey based on their famed user review methods. An acquisition by Google and eight years later, that was the last anyone had ever heard of it. Until now. Zagat has since published their first ever coffee survey. This coincides with their [...]
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Posted by TheShot on 16 Mar 2010 | Filed under: Foreign Brew
Established on this spot in 1955, Paolina’s operated as Carmel’s oldest running Italian restaurant for over 50 years. It was little more than a cafeteria-style indoor food counter, though they used a decorative, three-group, manual, brass eagle Rancilio machine with “Paolina’s” detailed on the back. The espresso may not have been memorable, but their machine [...]
Most people have their favorite local getaways. Mine, among many other Bay Area locals, happens to be the Monterey Peninsula — i.e., the Pacific Grove/Carmel/Monterey region. It’s a great place to kick back for a relaxing weekend, along the sea, away from the S.F. crowds, near the natural splendor of Big Sur and the protected [...]
Here’s another example of a story that started out small and then exploded into a global news item over the past couple of days: McClatchy Washington Bureau | 01/16/2007 | Campaign under way to evict Starbucks from Forbidden City. At first, I passed on it — wanting to give the tiresome Starbucks issue a rest [...]
Posted by TheShot on 11 Jul 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends
Today’s Washington Post published an article telling the tale of a small, independent coffee shop that succumbed to consumer preferences for big national chains: Quick and Easy Killed the Coffee Shop. The demise of Sirius Coffee in D.C. is a tale told all too often. But, despite the author’s point about the trap of consumer [...]