Publications frequently run out of ideas, which is why the Wall Street Journal seems to be jacked on coffee articles of late. (But don’t worry — we have no plans to tell you what investments to have in your portfolio.) Just two days after making the ridiculous assertion that Illy is taking on Starbucks, the [...]
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Posted by TheShot on 13 Jul 2009 | Filed under: Foreign Brew
Despite Japan’s public reputation for drinking coffee from cans spat out of vending machines, yesterday’s New York Times‘ Travel section listed a few notable specialty coffeehouses: Heads Up – Where Tokyo Grabs a Coffee – NYTimes.com. A number of these coffeehouses qualify as what we previously noted as kissaten: good coffee of distinguished pedigree at [...]
Japanese consumer fads notoriously have about the same lifespan as mayflies — or a Rudi Giulliani presidential campaign, whichever comes shorter. However, here’s one we had not heard of before until seeing this in today’s The Daily Yomiuri: Newly harvested coffee beans attracting attentions : Arts Weekend : Features : DAILY YOMIURI ONLINE (The Daily [...]
Posted by TheShot on 14 Jul 2007 | Filed under: Beans
I’ve written before about how my personal rediscovery of the Maui Moka bean at the 2006 WRBC was, at least for me, something akin to finding a live dodo…or at least a ceolecanth. But a coffee that was presumed extinct for four years is one thing. One that has been presumed extinct for over 50 [...]
If you thought American or European coffee marketing was an intense animal, take a peek at what they do over in Japan: UCC Evangelion Project 人類補缶計画. The Ueshima Coffee Company — or UCC, with the English slogan, “Good Coffee Smile” — is a Kobe-based manufacturer of coffee and tea products. They also own a Kona [...]