Tag Archive 'coffee_cups'

Coffee: Drink or lifestyle? How about both?

Posted by TheShot on 10 Dec 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Starbucks

In case you thought last week’s coffee lifestyle article was something of a joke, a headline from today’s Muncie, IN The Star Press might convince you otherwise: Coffee: Drink or lifestyle? How about both? | The Star Press – www.thestarpress.com – Muncie, IN. Except here your lifestyle statement isn’t so much in your choice of […]

A verdict is in: ceramic not only tastes better, it’s more eco-friendly

Posted by TheShot on 11 Sep 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Quality Issues

Back in March I posted an article espousing the taste and espresso-drinking experience virtues of the ceramic cup: Green or not: lose the paper cup. I also poked a little fun at the inevitable “carbon footprint” debate that would follow — i.e., are disposable paper cups more environmentally friendly than a manufactured, regularly washed coffee […]

Book Review: Espresso Italiano Tasting

Posted by TheShot on 06 May 2006 | Filed under: Quality Issues

As mentioned in a previous post, out of curiosity I recently ordered a copy of Espresso Italiano Tasting (€18) available from the Istituto Internazionale Assaggiatori Caffè (IIAC), or the International Institute of Coffee Tasters. It’s the closest reference I’ve found to what CoffeeRatings.com is about. This 168-page book is available in Spanish & Portuguese, German […]

Green or not: lose the paper cup

Posted by TheShot on 20 Mar 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends

Of all the reasons to drink your espresso out of a for-here ceramic cup… in today’s Anchorage Daily News Bill Sherwonit professes doing so as part of his “move toward becoming a more responsible espresso drinker.” No, I’m not making this up: adn.com | life : Housecleaning tips: Begin with small steps and see where […]

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 […]

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