Surely we jest about Seattle’s coffee culture being as dated as reruns of Frasier. Coffee journalists and jargonists alike often suffer from a tragic affliction that confuses experience for irrelevance. Infatuation with the over-hyped and under-substantiated pursuit of the next big thing has created a bit of hyperopia: a far-sightedness that makes one blind to [...]
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Posted by TheShot on 07 Mar 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew
This swanky, authentic, Italian-style bar/café is located at the Stockton St. Pavillion, atop the Union Square plaza. Say hello to Italian marble and mahogany. They have a decent amount of indoor seating along large windows and a vast swath of exposed outdoor seating beneath Pellegrino parasols. They even feature some bar counterspace for stand-up espresso [...]
Posted by TheShot on 11 Feb 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew
Some of the e-mail I receive comes from café and coffee house owners who ask me to revisit and re-review their espresso. The ones who do bother to e-mail obviously care about their espresso, so I am only happy to oblige. Last week, at the e-mail requests of both Mario and Gary Rulli (though Gary [...]
A Book About… Local Coffee?! A couple years ago, after caffeinating myself to dangerously jittery levels in my quest to sample and review every espresso served in the city of San Francisco, I had the idea of publishing my findings in a book. Crazy idea? Probably. I had written and published a book before, so [...]