Tag Archive 'fetish_coffeeshops'

South Korea’s fetishized coffeeshops: it ain’t just San Francisco

Posted by TheShot on 30 Dec 2010 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew

There ought to be a law. An Internet law at least. And it goes something like this: take any silly idea, add cats, and multiply your popularity by 10,000. We swear if we instead remade this Web site as CoffeeCatRatings.com, we’d be peddling endless holiday calendars, photo T-shirts, and immensely popular YouTube videos with no […]

Trip Report: Wicked Grounds

Posted by TheShot on 30 Mar 2010 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Local Brew

This neighborhood café opened in late 2009 with the idea of serving sexual perversions and coffee in the same location. This is one of the more obvious examples of how coffeeshops are being fetishized in the Bay Area. We’ve written about espresso bars in bicycle shops, laundromats, video stores, runners shops, motorcycle shops, gardening supply […]

Trip Report: Vega at Langton

Posted by TheShot on 29 Mar 2010 | Filed under: Beans, Café Society, Consumer Trends, Local Brew

This is the flagship kiosk of a series of hole-in-the-wall cafés named after Lambretta scooter models (the others being Cento and Special Xtra). There’s even a yellow Lambretta in back with the Cafe Lambretta logo written across its windscreen — a remnant from the owners’ first, and now defunct, café foray. There’s even a Cento […]

Trip Report: Caffeinated Comics Company

Posted by TheShot on 27 Feb 2010 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Local Brew

Coffee is as universal a beverage as you can find in this country, and yet countless special interest groups seem to identify with coffee as it were their own exclusive thing. This identification may have a lot to do with a modern culture that values hype and hyperactivity — and associates that most with caffeine […]