Tag Archive 'carmel_coffee'

Eight years later, Zagat finally publishes their coffee survey

Posted by TheShot on 26 Feb 2013 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew, Local Brew, Quality Issues, Starbucks

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 […]

Trip Report: Carmel Belle (Carmel, CA)

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 […]

Carmel-by-the-Sea Espresso

Posted by TheShot on 15 Feb 2007 | Filed under: Foreign Brew, Local Brew

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 […]

Campaign under way to evict Starbucks from Forbidden City

Posted by TheShot on 18 Jan 2007 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew, Quality Issues, Starbucks

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 […]

Quick and Easy Killed the Coffee Shop

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 […]