Tag Archive 'instant_coffee'

Italian Scientists Unveil Coffee-Making Robot

Posted by TheShot on 21 Feb 2008 | Filed under: Local Brew, Starbucks

This just in from Italy: Putting EU Money to Good Use: Italian Scientists Unveil Coffee-Making Robot – International – SPIEGEL ONLINE – News. “A coffee-making robot?,” you ask? More than the specialized Swiss jobs we’ve talked about, we’re actually talking 1940’s Popular Mechanics/The Jetsons‘ Rosie … that kind of robot. The kind we’ve been promised […]

Coffee catches on in a nation of tea drinkers

Posted by TheShot on 04 Jun 2007 | Filed under: Beans, Foreign Brew

Earlier this year, we wrote about the growing consumer appetite for coffee in China. Today’s The Vancouver Sun published an article on coffee grown in China for domestic use and international export: Coffee catches on in a nation of tea drinkers. In particular, there’s a growing interest in quality arabica beans from Yunnan province in […]

Coffee by numbers

Posted by TheShot on 17 Jul 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends

Today’s Sydney Morning Herald reported on some basic coffee consumption facts and figures: Coffee by numbers – Good Living – Entertainment – smh.com.au. For example, Finns drink more coffee per capita than anyone else in the world. And when it comes to take-away coffee service, the average cost to the retailer is about 88 cents […]

Are Australians the world’s greatest espresso connoisseurs?

Posted by TheShot on 02 Apr 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Foreign Brew

Today’s (or is that tomorrow’s? … that wacky International Date Line) The Australian includes an article suggesting that Australians, and not Italians, may yet be the world’s greatest connoisseurs of fine espresso: The Australian: Aussies know their beans, says coffee grower [April 03, 2006]. Drawing back to their English roots, Australians still drink slightly more […]

Despite Continental Influences Brits still Reaching for Instant Coffee

Posted by TheShot on 15 Feb 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends

Oh those crazy Brits. You can’t tell them they’re Europeans, and their coffee habits prove it. In a press release from Lavazza, apparently 36 percent of Londoners prefer instant coffee — with as few as four precent preferring espresso: Despite Continental Influences Brits still Reaching for Instant Coffee Lavazza sees this as both criminal and […]