Tag Archive 'celebrity_chefs'

Good coffee just might earn your restaurant that extra Michelin star

Posted by TheShot on 07 May 2007 | Filed under: Beans, Quality Issues, Restaurant Coffee, Roasting

Yesterday Atlanta’s The Sunday Paper published an article on Batdorf & Bronson, an artisinal coffee roaster in Olympia, WA who supplies a number of top-rated restaurants in the Atlanta area, as well as cafés and retailers such as Whole Foods Market: 05/06/07 FOOD: Zen and the art of coffee roasting > SundayPaper.com > Current Articles. […]

TV : Good Eats : Espress Yourself : Food Network

Posted by TheShot on 14 Apr 2007 | Filed under: Home Brew, Quality Issues

Last night I caught a recent airing of Alton Brown‘s “Good Eats” on the Food Network. The episode focused on home espresso production: TV : Good Eats : Espress Yourself : Food Network. The series has always taken a more interesting, scientific layman’s approach towards cooking. And while most cooking shows, and most serious professional […]

Trip Report: The French Laundry

Posted by TheShot on 14 Dec 2006 | Filed under: Foreign Brew, Local Brew, Restaurant Coffee

An espresso review for a restaurant where the cheapest item on the dinner menu is $210 may seem a bit irrelevant, but it is important for what it represents: a gold standard for food and wine. Back in September, we reviewed one of San Francisco’s most highly regarded dining establishments, Michael Mina. But to many […]

Know Your Coffee Reviewers

Posted by TheShot on 21 Sep 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew, Quality Issues, Restaurant Coffee

A friend and CoffeeRatings.com reader, Jeremy Nisen, occasionally writes for SFist — which many rightfully recognize as San Francisco’s best local blog. (Jeremy interviewed me for it earlier this year.) Yesterday he pointed me to his most recent article on the site: SFist: Um, Yeah, But What Kind of Grinder Did They Use?. In it, […]

Trip Report: Michael Mina

Posted by TheShot on 19 Sep 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew, Restaurant Coffee

This decadent dining establishment ups the ante on most hotel dining rooms in the city. The food and decor are as over-the-top as the credit card bill. Part of the Mina Group “chain”, this restaurant in San Francisco’s Westin St. Francis Hotel opened in 2005 to much fanfare — including details about how the interior […]

Espesso: Turning coffee world upside down?

Posted by TheShot on 12 Sep 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew

Two years ago when I visited the San Tommaso café in Torino, the birthplace of Lavazza, they were promoting a menu item called espesso that wasn’t exactly what you’d expect. “Espresso in Italy? How crazy is that?!” But hold on… Note that what we call espresso here in America is called simply a café in […]