Tag Archive 'grand_cafe'

Trip Report: Caffè Umbria (Seattle, WA)

Posted by TheShot on 21 May 2010 | Filed under: Beans, Café Society, Foreign Brew, Roasting

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 […]

Trip Report: Caffè Torino (Torino, Italy)

Posted by TheShot on 09 Nov 2007 | Filed under: Café Society, Foreign Brew

Back to our Espresso in Torino and Piemonte series, today we return to Torino’s “living room” for classic grand café style at Caffè Torino. We touched on this café last year when writing about the coffee at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games. Like other grand cafés on the square, there’s seating in the piazza outside. […]

Trip Report: Neuv Caval’d Brôns (Torino, Italy)

Posted by TheShot on 03 Nov 2007 | Filed under: Beans, Café Society, Foreign Brew

As for the next installment in our Espresso in Torino and Piemonte series, this time we’re breaking out the big guns. This grand café on the grand Piazza San Carlo is as grand as anything on Venice’s Piazza San Marco. And this square marks the home of a few notable grand cafés in Torino — […]