Tag Archive 'moka_pot'

Demand is growing for rich decaf coffee

Posted by TheShot on 09 Nov 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Quality Issues, Robusta

Decaffeinated coffee was once treated a lot like robusta: as some kind of crude, faux coffee that caters to consumers with the misfortune of a biological defect. But just as high-quality, expertly prepared robusta beans started appearing on the market from places such as India (for blending into quality roasts for espresso, etc.), decaf coffee […]

Nespresso coffee shops around the world: Why?

Posted by TheShot on 06 Nov 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew, Home Brew, Machine

Here’s an item in today’s news: Nestle reportedly to open luxury coffee shop in Brazil – MarketWatch. In some parts of the world, Nestlé’s Nespresso system, at least on the surface, appears to be making money hand-over-fist for them. Part of Nestlé’s strategy has been to open up Nespresso stores in places such as Geneva, […]

Users, vendors not fans of coffee pods

Posted by TheShot on 11 Sep 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Consumer Trends, Quality Issues

According to an article in today’s Frederick (MD) News-Post, the coffee pod revolution isn’t exactly winning over fans en masse just yet: Users, vendors not fans of coffee pods – The Frederick News-Post. Citing a recent NPD Group report, the article notes that beyond single-serving convenience, pods don’t exactly represent a step forward in the […]

5 Things to Ask About Espresso Makers

Posted by TheShot on 08 May 2006 | Filed under: Home Brew, Machine

The May Kiplinger’s Personal Finance includes an article on how to get coffeehouse-quality brew at home: 5 Things to Ask About Espresso Makers. As that cranky espresso guru, David Schomer of Espresso Vivace, has said for years, most machines built for the home cannot build up enough pressure or control the temperature well enough to […]

Moka pot recommendations

Posted by TheShot on 17 Jan 2006 | Filed under: Home Brew, Machine

Until I create something of a “mailbag” section on this site, I’ll post some of the more interesting questions, and my replies, here. At 03:52 PM 1/16/2006 -0600, _ _ wrote: >Greg, > >I’ve really enjoyed your site. I was wondering if you had a recommendation >for a good Moka stovetop maker. In addition, do […]

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