Tag Archive 'decaf_coffee'

New York discovers decaf that doesn’t suck

Posted by TheShot on 10 Mar 2010 | Filed under: Beans, Consumer Trends, Quality Issues

On the continuing theme of New Yorkers being years behind on their coffee trends, yesterday the New York Times published an article on the improving quality of decaffeinated coffees: New Breed of Brewers of No Buzz – NYTimes.com. It is a slightly updated and expanded version of an L.A. Times piece we wrote about in […]

Caffeine dominates the coffee conversation this past week

Posted by TheShot on 12 Jul 2009 | Filed under: Coffee Health, Consumer Trends

This past week, most of the coffee discussion around the Internet involved the subject of caffeine. Talk about caffeine seems to bring out the worst in people. Too many act as if coffee and caffeine are synonymous and interchangeable — whether it’s scientific research on the effects of caffeine or some lame riff on coffee […]

San Francisco magazine feature on local coffee: A new buzz

Posted by TheShot on 07 May 2008 | Filed under: CoffeeRatings.com, Consumer Trends, Local Brew, Quality Issues

As we hinted in a previous post, San Francisco magazine just published Josh Sens’ story on the more recent evolution of San Francisco’s local coffee scene in its most recent issue: A new buzz | San Francisco online. (There’s even an article featuring CoffeeRatings.com on the back page: The coffee bard | San Francisco online.) […]

Starbucks Coffee To Switch From Whole To Reduced Fat Milk In All Espresso-based Drinks By FY07 End

Posted by TheShot on 31 May 2007 | Filed under: Add Milk, Starbucks

Starbucks Coffee announced today that it is changing its dairy standard for all of its espresso-based drinks, switching from whole milk to reduced fat (i.e., 2%) milk in all Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada by the end of 2007: Daytrading, Eminis, Forex trading, Swing Trading BREAKING NEWS – 559959 – Starbucks Coffee To […]

Decaf Coffee Is Not Caffeine-Free (And Particularly If You’re At Starbucks)

Posted by TheShot on 29 Nov 2006 | Filed under: Coffee Health, Consumer Trends, Starbucks

Ignore the stating-the-obvious article title for a moment. Even ignore my latest tirade against unimaginative writers who use the caffeine riff as a synomym for coffee. Today WCCO-TV, the CBS affiliate in Minneapolis, published a story on how they tested the caffeine levels of random decaffeinated coffee samples at five different retailers: wcco.com – Decaf […]

Demand is growing for rich decaf coffee

Posted by TheShot on 09 Nov 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Quality Issues, Robusta

Decaffeinated coffee was once treated a lot like robusta: as some kind of crude, faux coffee that caters to consumers with the misfortune of a biological defect. But just as high-quality, expertly prepared robusta beans started appearing on the market from places such as India (for blending into quality roasts for espresso, etc.), decaf coffee […]

The latest blend: coffee, movies & books

Posted by TheShot on 13 Jan 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Fair Trade, Starbucks

Are Starbucks and Borders destined to become mirror images of each other? Today’s San Diego Union Tribune asks that question in: The latest blend: coffee, movies & books. You have to wonder about some market extensions and product/service mergers. One of my favorite storefronts to mock is in a dumpy strip mall as you pass […]