Tag Archive 'coffee_freshness'

Coffee fans toast what they roast

Posted by TheShot on 21 Feb 2007 | Filed under: Beans, Home Brew, Quality Issues, Roasting

Today’s The News Tribune (Tacoma, WA) posted an article on home coffee roasting: Coffee fans toast what they roast | TheNewsTribune.com | Tacoma, WA. What I particularly liked was that they use the term I do for fresh roasted coffee: fresh baked bread. Too often, restaurants, cafés, stores, and, well, coffee drinkers treat roasted coffee […]

Home Equipment: Getting Serious About Coffee

Posted by TheShot on 03 Jan 2007 | Filed under: Beans, Home Brew, Machine, Roasting

Today’s Edmonton Journal published a primer on the more sophisticated home espresso setup: Getting Serious About Coffee. In other words, what do you do when your $100 home Krups machine isn’t cutting it — because the espresso it produces belongs in the same landfill where your machine will deservedly rot its final days? There’s an […]

Italian coffee company illy looks to expand with luxury

Posted by TheShot on 25 Dec 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew, Quality Issues, Starbucks

Today’s International Herald Tribune published an article on Illy’s growth strategy of luxury cafés: Italian coffee company illy looks to expand with luxury – Business – International Herald Tribune. (Ignore the article’s initial, erroneous paragraph for a moment: Francesco Illy clearly did not “invent the espresso.”) Illy’s café chain is called Espressamente. We reviewed a […]

What is your coffee lifestyle?

Posted by TheShot on 07 Dec 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Consumer Trends, Home Brew

Last year while looking to upgrade my home stereo from a Michael J. Fox-era boom box, I made the mistake of stopping into a Bose store. There I rudely discovered that Bose does not sell home stereos. No, they sell lifestyles. Problem was that I was already quite happy with my pre-owned lifestyle; I just […]

Trip Report: Illy Espressamente – Lisbon

Posted by TheShot on 13 Nov 2006 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

Back in July we reported on Illy‘s strategy for opening licensed Illy Espressamente cafés across Europe. During my travels in Portugal last month, I had the pleasure of encountering my first one in the unlikeliest of places. In the perimeter wall of the recently remodelled Praça de Touros do Campo Pequeno bullfighting arena, this fully […]

Head barista: Andrea Illy of Illycaffè

Posted by TheShot on 28 Sep 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Fair Trade, Roasting

From the print edition of The Economist, an article on Andrea Illy of Illycaffè: Face value | Head barista | Economist.com. Andrea Illy is the head of Trieste-based Illycaffè. And despite the standards gap between Italian espresso and the chain that made the most riches exporting their own version of it, Mr. Illy has only […]

Users, vendors not fans of coffee pods

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

According to an article in today’s Frederick (MD) News-Post, the coffee pod revolution isn’t exactly winning over fans en masse just yet: Users, vendors not fans of coffee pods – The Frederick News-Post. Citing a recent NPD Group report, the article notes that beyond single-serving convenience, pods don’t exactly represent a step forward in the […]

South Africa: The pleasure of drinking pure coffee

Posted by TheShot on 11 Aug 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Foreign Brew, Quality Issues, Roasting

Even in places like South Africa, where instant coffee and chicory have been the public standard for generations, more consumers are seeking the enjoyment of “pure” coffee: iafrica.com | highlife | dining in | healthy eating The pleasure of drinking pure coffee. As in many “developing” coffee consumer nations, South Africa is still rife with […]

Businesses Eye Return to a Post-Castro Island

Posted by TheShot on 06 Aug 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Foreign Brew

Much of the media are on a Fidel Castro deathwatch lately. They’ve undoubtedly queued up their pre-edited TV specials on his life and his impact on Cuba and the world, ready to roll the tape at the first sign of sleep apnea. But for every staunch communist revolutionary, there are dozens of eager capitalists in […]

Wall Street Journal Notes Growth In Coffee Pod Sales

Posted by TheShot on 20 Jul 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Consumer Trends, Home Brew, Machine, Restaurant Coffee

An article published in yesterday’s The Wall Street Journal noted the growth of coffee pod use in the U.S. for both office and home: Wall Street Journal Notes Growth In Coffee Pod Sales @ Vending Market Watch News at AMonline.com. Customized and convenient, coffee pods have been pushed by the industry as an alternative to […]

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