Tag Archive 'coffee_history'

Trip Report: Four Barrel Coffee (now officially open for business)

Posted by TheShot on 28 Aug 2008 | Filed under: Café Society, Local Brew, Machine, Roasting

With little fanfare, last week Four Barrel Coffee finally graduated out of the ranks of the Malaysian street food experience and opened up its formal café space. So this week we paid a visit to check out the new digs — and update our espresso review. (See: our previous Four Barrel Coffee Trip Report.) Last […]

Eighteenth-Century Coffee-House Culture

Posted by TheShot on 31 Oct 2007 | Filed under: Beans, Café Society, Fair Trade

Today’s London Times published something of a book review of a new four-volume series, Eighteenth-Century Coffee-House Culture (Markman Ellis, editor): Smell the coffee – Times Online. It’s a long-winded article. But compared to the British tolerance for long-winded, academic tomes (it clocks in at a whopping 1,840 pages), the article is a walk in the […]

VOA News – Good to the Last Drop: Coffee Culture Is Alive and Well in the US

Posted by TheShot on 12 Jun 2007 | Filed under: Barista, Beans, Café Society, Fair Trade, Starbucks

Today Voice of America News broadcast an executive summary of sorts on specialty coffee consumption in America: VOA News – Good to the Last Drop: Coffee Culture Is Alive and Well in the US. Like many things VOA, it’s spoken in slow and clearly annunciated English. Think the clinical drone of NPR presented at the […]

History of Coffee: Part IV – Commercialisation of Coffee

Posted by TheShot on 27 Feb 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Consumer Trends, Quality Issues, Roasting, Robusta

That famous portal for coffee connoisseurs, DailyIndia.com (?!?), keeps the hits on coming. This time it’s the latest installment on the history of coffee: History of Coffee: Part IV – Commercialisation of Coffee. The so-called ‘Dark Ages’ of coffee lasted from the mid-19th Century to the late 20th Century. In that time, roasted coffee went […]

Bean there, done that: a coffee timeline

Posted by TheShot on 12 Feb 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Café Society

A brief history of coffee from Canada’s Brock University press: Bean there, done that: a coffee timeline. From its Ethiopian origins in 1000 A.D. to today. Tweet

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