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Blue Bottle ups the brewed coffee ante: At Last, a $20,000 Cup of Coffee

Posted by TheShot on 23 Jan 2008 | Filed under: Beans, Café Society, Consumer Trends, Local Brew, Machine, Quality Issues, Starbucks

Today’s New York Times revealed the “very special machine” to be showcased at Blue Bottle Coffee’s Mint Plaza grand opening today: At Last, a $20,000 Cup of Coffee – New York Times. One-upping the now-blasé Clover, it’s a $20,000 siphon bar for brewed (i.e., not espresso) coffee, imported from Japan via the Ueshima Coffee Company. […]

Trip Report: Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea @ Millennium Park (Chicago, IL)

Posted by TheShot on 01 Jan 2008 | Filed under: Foreign Brew, Quality Issues

If Peet’s Coffee & Tea has been a slow-growth contrast to Starbucks‘ cancerous proliferation in recent years, Intelligentsia‘s expansion has been deliberately glacial. And why not? You get big, you get less selective about your coffee growers and suppliers. You start accepting employees with fewer skills and less passion about truly good coffee. And how’s […]

Coming to the SF Mint Plaza: Blue Bottle Café

Posted by TheShot on 27 Jun 2007 | Filed under: Café Society, Local Brew, Machine

Thanks to a regular reader who tipped me off to yesterday’s gossip on tablehopper.com, a widely read local restaurant scene blog written by an aspiring Hedda Hopper: tablehopper newsletter — june 26. Apparently after a year of searching for just the right location, James Freeman of Blue Bottle Coffee found a home for his new […]

Clover Brewer Review: at Ritual Coffee Roasters, Bayview

Posted by TheShot on 11 May 2007 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Machine, Quality Issues

You’ve read the review on Ritual Coffee Roasters’ new Bayview location. But at long last, I finally got to sample one of the few Clover brewer machines in the Bay Area while visiting. Word has it that the Clover brewer was probably the most talked about subject at last week’s SCAA conference. Given how long […]

The First “Blogging” Coffeemaker

Posted by TheShot on 04 May 2007 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Machine

Not all public relations professionals are brain-dead. Really. Unfortunately, there are armies of brain-dead PR zombies that routinely clog the media firehose with inane chatter. One of their favorite zombie techniques? Take a rather inane topic that seems trendy in the media — say, oh, blogging. Then take whatever tired idea you have in front […]

Vancouver, BC: The Elysian Room

Posted by TheShot on 28 Feb 2007 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

Yesterday Scott Beale, of SF’s Laughing Squid fame, posted on his visit to The Elysian Room in Vancouver: Laughing Squid » The Elysian Room. I too hear they make a mighty fine espresso (boy, am I overdue for a Vancouver espresso trek). They not only have a Clover, but they’re also a dealer. Tweet

The Clover Story: Holy Platinum Percolators! Stumptown’s $11,000 coffee makers

Posted by TheShot on 24 Feb 2007 | Filed under: Café Society, Machine

This week Willamette Week (Portland, OR) reported on a new coffee maker — one that has been getting a ton of buzz in coffee aficionado circles — now in use at Portland’s Stumptown: Willamette Week Online | Post: ‘Holy Platinum Percolators! Stumptown’s $11,000 coffee makers’. Made by Clover of Seattle, the uniqueness of its design […]

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