Tag Archive 'french_cafes'

Café openings as a consumer marketing tactic

Posted by TheShot on 24 Sep 2009 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends

If you’ve noticed the sound of crickets around here lately, you’re not the only one. Sure, we’ve been quietly plodding along at updating our espresso reviews. But the media coverage on coffee over the past few weeks has been boring and uneventful. That is until this week, when we came across two examples of how […]

Across France, Cafe Owners Are Suffering

Posted by TheShot on 24 Nov 2008 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew

Yesterday’s New York Times published an article on the accelerating demise of the neighborhood French café: Across France, Cafe Owners Are Suffering – NYTimes.com. This time last year, we scoffed at the suggestion that France’s then-impending smoking ban would trigger the collapse of French café society. But sure enough, that collapse appears to be in […]

Will the smoking ban in France mean the end of café society?

Posted by TheShot on 18 Dec 2007 | Filed under: Café Society

As with every anti-smoking measure, the Chicken Littles come out in force to announce the untimely death of a lifestyle or era. This time it is France’s turn: Will the smoking ban in France mean the end of café society? – International Herald Tribune. What has inevitably happened in every case is that the Chicken […]

Ignorant Tax Tip of the Day: Always order your coffee ‘to go’ in California

Posted by TheShot on 23 Jun 2007 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends

When grumbling over tax law conspiracies, some people get steamed over corporations that avoid paying U.S. taxes by incorporating in Bermuda. Others want to start a tax revolt because they might have to pay an extra dime to drink their coffee out of something other than a paper cup: Patterico’s Pontifications » Tax Tip of […]