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icWales – We love… Espresso

Posted by TheShot on 31 Mar 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew

In today’s Western Mail from Wales, author Marcus Leroux espouses the virtues of the “diminutive espresso” above all other forms of coffee, whether adulterated with milk foam or not: icWales – We love… Espresso. He looks at Wales and the UK coffee scene and decides, quite rightfully, the single espresso is the king of coffee, […]

2006 Western Regional Barista Competition: Part 1, The Event

Posted by TheShot on 05 Mar 2006 | Filed under: Barista, Beans, Local Brew

A barista championship in Petaluma? Yesterday (Saturday, March 4) I attended my first SCAA barista competition. Held at the Sheraton Sonoma County in Petaluma, the Western Regionals are a competitive prelude to next month’s U.S. Barista Championship. (Petaluma: it’s not just world arm wrestling championships anymore.) The annual Western Regionals covers competitive baristas across California […]

Trip Report: Caffè Espresso

Posted by TheShot on 03 Mar 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

This upscale, Italian-styled espresso café at the base of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel also serves your basic breakfast and lunch fare. It attracts well-heeled business types with a good international tourist contingent — given the hotel proximity. And it is one of the few places in SF where you can down an espresso Italian-style: […]

Trip Report: Toy Boat Dessert Café

Posted by TheShot on 24 Feb 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

Since 1982, this playfully-themed café has served soda fountain drinks, coffee, and sandwiches. The owner, Jesse, has lined its walls with old toys, a PEZ dispenser collection, cartoon figurines, and model airplanes. A coin-operated horse ride sits in its center. Outdoors there is a bench and a single table. Hipster young women (and men) behind […]

Starbucks Economics – Solving the mystery of the elusive “short” cappuccino

Posted by TheShot on 07 Jan 2006 | Filed under: Add Milk, Quality Issues, Starbucks

Yesterday, Tim Harford posted an excellent article for Slate: Starbucks Economics – Solving the mystery of the elusive “short” cappuccino. Many may not know this, but Starbucks offers a short cappuccino that can be readily ordered at just about any of their forty zillion locations. However, you’ll never find it on the menu. And the […]

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