Tag Archive 'coffee_tv'

The Quest for the best Canadian coffee: on Web video

Posted by TheShot on 02 Jun 2011 | Filed under: Café Society, Foreign Brew

Back in 2003, two longtime Canadian friends, Nik Green and Edan Marshall, originally thought of visiting the best coffeehouses in British Columbia and making a book out of it. (Back in 2003, we had the exact same idea for San Francisco.) They’ve recently come back to the idea, but this time as a Web-based TV […]

Pirate Cat Radio Cafe on “No Reservations”

Posted by TheShot on 10 Aug 2009 | Filed under: Local Brew

Some stories are too easy to predict. Like in our Trip Report to Pirate Cat Radio Cafe & Studio back in March. Back then we had heard the rumors that chef-turned-author-turned-TV-glutton, Anthony Bourdain, stopped in at the Pirate Cat to try their bacon maple latte. So naturally we suspected that Pirate Cat might make the […]

The coffee house as TV pilot

Posted by TheShot on 16 Jan 2009 | Filed under: Café Society

Recently we crossed paths again with an old TV pilot from 2006 that bears rewatching (apologies to those who have already seen it): PilotLite – Grounds Zero. Called Grounds Zero after its fictitious namesake café, this 25-minute episode is among the more entertaining TV pilots you’ll find — whether or not you like coffee shops […]

TV : Good Eats : Espress Yourself : Food Network

Posted by TheShot on 14 Apr 2007 | Filed under: Home Brew, Quality Issues

Last night I caught a recent airing of Alton Brown‘s “Good Eats” on the Food Network. The episode focused on home espresso production: TV : Good Eats : Espress Yourself : Food Network. The series has always taken a more interesting, scientific layman’s approach towards cooking. And while most cooking shows, and most serious professional […]

Movie Review: ‘Black Gold’

Posted by TheShot on 11 Apr 2007 | Filed under: Beans, Fair Trade, Starbucks

No, I’m not slated as the latest guest movie reviewer for TV’s Ebert & Roeper. (Though I would love to be backstage to witness Robert Roeper tell his guests, “My show. Got that? It’s my show now!”) But last night, KQED aired a coffee-crisis-themed documentary for PBS’s “Indepedent Lens,” titled Black Gold: Independent Lens . […]