Tag Archive 'coffee_roasting'

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 […]

More To Coffee Than Just Beans

Posted by TheShot on 25 Jul 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Quality Issues, Roasting

WCAV TV in Charlottesville, VA published four video segments on the basics of coffee roasting: WCAV | More To Coffee Than Just Beans. These clips were taken from today’s Good Morning Charlottesville morning show. Like many local TV news morning shows, the cast of characters generally proves these shows are local TV’s answer to radio’s […]

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 […]

Trip Report: House of Coffee

Posted by TheShot on 27 Feb 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew, Roasting

This place literally put the Outer Sunset on the map for CoffeeRatings.com. This neighborhood is hardly known for good coffee, and it is often neglected as a rural, unsophisticated neighbor to the high cuisine and glamor of parts east. But what the Sunset District has going for it is a bit of breathing room and […]

Coffee fans buzzing about solar-powered roaster

Posted by TheShot on 20 Feb 2006 | Filed under: Roasting

Yesterday the USA Today published a story about two brothers from Medford, OR who built a business upon solar-powered coffee roasting: USATODAY.com – Coffee fans buzzing about solar-powered roaster. As if the organic, Fair Trade angle wasn’t enough … cafés may soon have to outdo each other’s environmental correctness with how their bean roasts are […]

Southwest Florida Coffee

Posted by TheShot on 25 Jan 2006 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

Today’s Herald Tribune of Southwest Florida featured a few articles on coffee and roasting, including this brief guide of some of the notable cafés in the area: Coffee Culture. Tweet

Inside Mr. Espresso

Posted by TheShot on 19 Dec 2005 | Filed under: Local Brew, Machine, Quality Issues, Restaurant Coffee, Roasting

Mr. Who? Chances are that the name “Mr. Espresso” doesn’t exactly hit you over the head as a symbol of the Bay Area’s finest espresso — but it should. They were recently ranked 6th in CitySearch.com’s 2005 Best San Francisco Coffee. At first, this may seem like a pretty good feat. You might even recognize […]

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