Tag Archive 'los_angeles_coffee'

Travel + Leisure: America’s Best Coffee Cities

Posted by TheShot on 24 Feb 2011 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew, Quality Issues

Opinions are like… Well, let’s just say that everyone’s got one. And when it comes to America’s best coffee cities, Travel + Leisure magazine recently published theirs: America’s Best Coffee Cities – Articles | Travel + Leisure. The article opens with a rather puzzlng personal endorsement of Steps of Rome in SF’s North Beach, where […]

Los Angeles espresso: THE FIND – Serious (yay!) about coffee

Posted by TheShot on 27 Oct 2006 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

While I’ve recently found quite a bit to mock from the Los Angeles Times when it comes to coffee journalism, Wednesday they published a series of mostly worthwhile articles about the local coffee scene in their Food Section (“Beyond Latte”). Particularly worthwhile is a quick summary of notable neighborhood coffee haunts in the Southland: calendarlive.com: […]

Know Your Coffee Reviewers

Posted by TheShot on 21 Sep 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew, Quality Issues, Restaurant Coffee

A friend and CoffeeRatings.com reader, Jeremy Nisen, occasionally writes for SFist — which many rightfully recognize as San Francisco’s best local blog. (Jeremy interviewed me for it earlier this year.) Yesterday he pointed me to his most recent article on the site: SFist: Um, Yeah, But What Kind of Grinder Did They Use?. In it, […]

Trip Report: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf @ Fillmore

Posted by TheShot on 28 Apr 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

This outlet of the L.A.-based chain is located on a busy Fillmore St. corner, lined with popular sidewalk café tables and parasols. Inside there are a dozen more tables and a lot of finished, wood grain surfaces — giving it the look of a cheaply remodeled kitchen. There’s even this raised platform in the back […]

Coffee Wars 2006

Posted by TheShot on 16 Mar 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Starbucks

Today’s Los Angeles Times reports on the corporate expansion plans of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: Coffee Chains in Grand Battle to Take No. 2 Spot – Los Angeles Times. Coffee Bean’s angle? Just looking at the ratio of coffeehouses to residents, Seattle is more than ten times as saturated as California. Thus this […]