Tag Archive 'coffee_kiosks'

Trip Report: Holy Spirit Espresso (Santa Fe, NM)

Posted by TheShot on 23 Mar 2016 | Filed under: Café Society, Foreign Brew

Here in that other SF, this postage-stamp-sized espresso kiosk has a very outsized reputation, and why not? The husband and wife team of Bill and Helen Deutsch got their espresso start in Seattle back in the early 1990s era of ubiquitous coffee carts. They brought that same spirit to Santa Fe and have been operating […]

Trip Report: Grand Prix

Posted by TheShot on 14 Mar 2011 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Local Brew

Three years ago we identified something we called the low budget, ghetto chic conceptual art cafe — the said concept being consumers having to pay for full-priced espresso with the hipster privileges of having zero amenities. Last year some ad wizard decided these borderline coffee favelas should be called “coffee pop ups” (also formerly known […]

Trip Report: Blue Bottle Coffee Co. in the Ferry Building Marketplace (yes, #3 & #4)

Posted by TheShot on 04 Apr 2009 | Filed under: Beans, Café Society, Consumer Trends, Local Brew, Machine, Roasting

Opening this past Thursday (April 2, 2009) after a long wait for Blue Bottle to expand the production of their roasting operations, this café technically marks the third and fourth Blue Bottle stations in operation at the Ferry Building Marketplace on a busy weekend. But this is the first with more permanent (i.e., no cart) […]

Coffee kiosks: Driving force of coffee

Posted by TheShot on 13 Aug 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends

Yesterday The Press-Enterprise of inland Southern California reported on the local incursion of coffee kiosks: Driving force of coffee | PE.com | Inland Southern California | Business News. As the article states, “Last year, kiosks nationwide racked up $990 million in sales, less than 10 percent of the coffeehouse industry’s $11 billion in sales, according […]