Tag Archive 'drip_coffee'

Percolator Love: Or, Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

Posted by TheShot on 16 Mar 2008 | Filed under: Home Brew, Machine, Quality Issues, Restaurant Coffee

Having a wife who runs her own private supper club (for which I am the front-of-the-house/”beverage guy”), I’ve been known to occasionally read the goings-on in the food world. This week, my wife introduced me to a post from a renowned food writer, Michael Ruhlman, who recently wrote about the virtues of percolator coffee: ruhlman.com: […]

Reviewing Chicago take-out coffee: Know your Joe

Posted by TheShot on 08 Nov 2007 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

On the heel’s of Chicago’s informal crowning as America’s caffeine capital, today’s Chicago Tribune published an article that provided a light, unscientific, comparative review of 32 different take-out coffee offerings in the Chicago area: Know your Joe — chicagotribune.com. Instead of the single espresso, the yardstick used at CoffeeRatings.com, the Tribune based their evaluations on […]

Clover Brewer Review: at Ritual Coffee Roasters, Bayview

Posted by TheShot on 11 May 2007 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Machine, Quality Issues

You’ve read the review on Ritual Coffee Roasters’ new Bayview location. But at long last, I finally got to sample one of the few Clover brewer machines in the Bay Area while visiting. Word has it that the Clover brewer was probably the most talked about subject at last week’s SCAA conference. Given how long […]

The First “Blogging” Coffeemaker

Posted by TheShot on 04 May 2007 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Machine

Not all public relations professionals are brain-dead. Really. Unfortunately, there are armies of brain-dead PR zombies that routinely clog the media firehose with inane chatter. One of their favorite zombie techniques? Take a rather inane topic that seems trendy in the media — say, oh, blogging. Then take whatever tired idea you have in front […]

The Clover Story: Holy Platinum Percolators! Stumptown’s $11,000 coffee makers

Posted by TheShot on 24 Feb 2007 | Filed under: Café Society, Machine

This week Willamette Week (Portland, OR) reported on a new coffee maker — one that has been getting a ton of buzz in coffee aficionado circles — now in use at Portland’s Stumptown: Willamette Week Online | Post: ‘Holy Platinum Percolators! Stumptown’s $11,000 coffee makers’. Made by Clover of Seattle, the uniqueness of its design […]

Filter-Drip Coffee: The ultimate cup of joe?

Posted by TheShot on 10 May 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Local Brew

With so much focus on higher-margin espresso drinks in the world of coffee, today’s San Francisco Chronicle published an article on the renewed art of making filter-drip coffee: The ultimate cup of joe? The article particularly focuses on the proliferation of individual serving filter-drip coffee in the Bay Area. This preparation method has definite advantages […]

Trip Report: Philz Coffee @ 18th St.

Posted by TheShot on 15 Mar 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Local Brew, Roasting

A year ago or so, owner Phil Jabar started serving coffee as “Philz Coffee” at the former Gateway Market at Folsom & 24th Sts. This newer location opened more recently (January 2006), and it has as loyal a local following as the original shop. Business here started slow, though, and has picked up more recently […]