Tag Archive 'chocolate'

Starbucks, Hershey to offer coffee-flavored chocolate products in the U.S.

Posted by TheShot on 20 Jul 2007 | Filed under: Quality Issues, Starbucks

Starbucks executives bristle at the suggestion that their corporation represents the fast food of coffee. (This despite lamenting memos from the chairman to the contrary.) But when was the last time Starbucks made a corporate decision that favored quality over quantity? Case and point … the new chocolate partnership Starbucks announced this week: Starbucks, Hershey […]

Sydney: The Rocks Aroma Festival 2007

Posted by TheShot on 19 Jun 2007 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

One of the better espresso-themed events the world over is Sydney’s annual Aroma Coffee Festival at The Rocks, which will take place this year on Sunday, July 22: The Rocks – Sydney – Things to do in Sydney at The Rocks > What’s On at The Rocks > Aroma_Festival. OK, so they’ve since fattened up […]

Trip Report: Bittersweet – The Chocolate Café

Posted by TheShot on 22 May 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

This chocolate café has been in business since November 2005. They sell a lot of chocolate bars up front (in sections labelled dark, milk, and surprises — such as chocolate with pepper), but they offer espresso and café service in the back — with seating among several weathered, painted wooden tables and chairs. There is […]

Trip Report: Crêpe o Chocolat

Posted by TheShot on 12 May 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

This rather inventive French crêperie is run by an eclectic, French-styled, Madagascar-born owner and her artsy staff. They offer a wide array of unusual crêpes, pastries, and chocolate confections. It’s located in tight quarters with a few indoor tables and the kind of modern Euro club music you’d expect from a French-styled, Madagascar-born owner. In […]

New coffee launched by Coca-Cola and Godiva

Posted by TheShot on 19 Apr 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Starbucks

Coca-Cola continues its coffee beverage push, recently announcing a drink to be launched in July that’s “more decadent than just plain coffee”: New coffee launched by Coca-Cola and Godiva – Drinks Business Review. Undoubtedly, it will be another Coca-Cola BlāK — meaning that we should expect consumers’ short attention spans to give this a shelf […]

Al Bicerin’s coffee concoction can’t be topped

Posted by TheShot on 13 Feb 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Foreign Brew

Today’s Houston Chronicle featured an article on the 343-year-old Torino café institution, Al Bicerin, and their namesake drink for all the newfound Olympic tourists: Al Bicerin’s coffee concoction can’t be topped. Even if a Bicerin is more of a coffee cocktail, you have to appreciate perhaps the most poignent part of the article: You cannot […]