Tag Archive 'italian_coffee'

CoffeeCon San Francisco 2014

Posted by TheShot on 30 Jul 2014 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Home Brew, Local Brew, Machine, Roasting

You may not have noticed it through most of the usual “coffee media” channels, but this past Saturday San Francisco hosted CoffeeCon‘s first-ever road tour. You might recall our coverage last year of CoffeeCon 2013, held at its Warrenville, IL mothership. In its fourth year, CoffeeCon has been enough of a success at addressing unmet […]

Is America distorting coffee’s tradition?

Posted by TheShot on 15 Nov 2010 | Filed under: Barista, Fair Trade, Foreign Brew, Local Brew, Quality Issues

Today’s The Korea Herald published a thought-provoking (if not debatable) piece about one-time Korea Barista Champion, Jeon Yong: Barista bringing coffee back to basics. Internal divisions within the national barista association prevented him from representing South Korea at the 2007 WBC in Tokyo, and he dismisses the notion that a training course can make one […]

Espresso or cappuccino: perfection, perfection everywhere but not a drop to drink

Posted by TheShot on 22 Jul 2010 | Filed under: Add Milk, Consumer Trends, Quality Issues, Restaurant Coffee

We’ve previously lamented the abuse and overuse of the term “perfect,” particularly when it comes to espresso. For this, and for injecting the term into the media vernacular for anything we consume, we have justifiable grounds to send Martha Stewart back to prison. Until we again see Martha in an orange jumper, today our inboxes […]

Please Spare Us the Latest Culinary Craze at the NY Fancy Food Show

Posted by TheShot on 12 Jul 2010 | Filed under: Beans, Café Society, Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew

Few things make our blood curdle like the words “culinary” and “craze” abutted next to each other. Which is not to mention that that the name “Fancy Food Show” sounds more like a culinary event for cats than humans. But as we mentioned earlier, coffee made a big appearance at the 56th Fancy Food Show […]

Italy moves to certify the Italian espresso

Posted by TheShot on 03 Jan 2008 | Filed under: Foreign Brew, Quality Issues

Continuing the story on Italy’s (seemingly retroactive) efforts to standardize and certify the espresso, England’s Channel 4 reported yesterday that a member of the Italian parliament and head of Italy’s agricultural commission, Marco Lion, proposed a bill to set a espresso “gold standard”: Channel 4 – News – Coffee: A nation’s obsession. According to the […]