Tag Archive 'coffee_cupping'

Coffee is just like wine, except different

Posted by TheShot on 27 Oct 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Restaurant Coffee

Coffee’s ever-popular wine analogy works well in the economics case. There are some people who appreciate what goes into a $100 bottle of wine, and there are others who prefer beer and don’t see how that bottle adds up to the price of a few good cases of their favorite brew. On a social level, […]

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, […]

How many podcasts does it take to sell a mediocre cup of coffee?

Posted by TheShot on 29 Aug 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Starbucks

Starbucks is about to find out. Today, the company announced their strategy to counter the growing encroachment of fast food rivals vying for their coffee business: To stand out, Starbucks pushes coffee know-how | Consumer Products | Reuters.com. The plan includes holding coffee tastings in its North American stores. As reported here earlier this summer, […]

Coffee craze has everyone a bit nuts

Posted by TheShot on 28 Aug 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends

Yesterday’s Washington Post ran an article that pretty much embodied everything I despise about coffee: Coffee craze has everyone a bit nuts – Family Times – The Washington Times, America’s Newspaper. It’s the focus on all the sizzle and none of the steak. Apparently, few of us want to hear about what it takes to […]

Does coffee make you crazy?

Posted by TheShot on 24 May 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Quality Issues

Tomorrow, several publications will carry a story by Moira Herbst from the Columbia News Service on the growing trend of consumer coffee cupping: Does coffee make you crazy? (The Arizona Republic). The article also touches on the extremes to which consumers are pursuing their love of a good cup of coffee. The irony here is […]

Coffee Cupping

Posted by TheShot on 05 Apr 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Foreign Brew, Quality Issues

An article in today’s The News-Gazette from Champaign, IL reported on some of the nuances of coffee cupping, or the process by which coffee professionals taste and evaluate coffee for purchase, blending, etc.: AP Wire | 04/05/2006 | ILLINOIS STYLE: Champaign coffee roaster rates Dominican coffee. A local roaster visited the Dominican Republic, where the […]

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