Tag Archive 'espresso_lingo'

There’s a war brewing, but taste is still the loser on America’s coffee front

Posted by TheShot on 26 Dec 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Quality Issues, Starbucks

Leave it to the Australians to best capture the state of Big Coffee in America, as reported today on Melbourne’s The Age: There’s a war brewing, but taste is still the loser on America’s coffee front. The article points out America’s escalating obsession with quality coffee, but (IMO, correctly) notes how poor the baseline coffee […]

Listen, barista, I’ll take my joe talk straight

Posted by TheShot on 16 Apr 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Starbucks

Meghan E. Irons of The Boston Globe takes issue with the absurd new language required of customers ordering coffee these days: Listen, barista, I’ll take my joe talk straight – The Boston Globe. It’s what I’ve ridiculed here previously as the double-tall, four-pump vanilla caramel macchiato. A Northeastern University linguist quoted in the article suggests […]