Tag Archive 'murky_coffee'

Trip Report: Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters

Posted by TheShot on 25 Nov 2012 | Filed under: Café Society, Home Brew, Local Brew, Machine, Roasting

Trish Rothgeb and Nick Cho are coffee notables from the Northwest and D.C. area, respectively, and they’ve combined forces in recent years as the roasting/brewing partnership behind Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters. Nearly seven years ago on this Web site, Trish and Nick became a rather infamous pairing ever since Trish was first credited with coining […]

Independent cafés: D.C.’s coffee culture problem

Posted by TheShot on 24 Apr 2009 | Filed under: Add Milk, Café Society, Foreign Brew

Yesterday, Washington DC’s local blog, We Love DC, posted an article on what they consider one of D.C.’s greatest coffee culture challenges: the survival of good independent cafés. To help remedy the problem, the post includes a few promotional suggestions for the area: We Love DC » Blog Archive » We Love Drinks: Coffee Culture. […]

In defense of “coffee Nazis”

Posted by TheShot on 15 Jul 2008 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew, Quality Issues

Over the past few days, a small coffee story in suburban D.C. has blown up to rather ridiculous proportions — virtually requiring restraining orders and U.N. troops to intervene. A brief synopsis of the affair can be found on The Consumerist: Murky Coffee: Coffee-Shop Threatens To “Punch” Customer In His “Dick”. The story involves an […]

DC Translates to DeCaf

Posted by TheShot on 01 Sep 2007 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

Elliot Roper wrote a bit of local criticism today about the local coffee shop scene in Washington, D.C.: DC Translates to DeCaf (INeedCoffee.com). By and large, he is rather unimpressed with the neighborhood offerings. His criteria not only include the quality of the coffee, but also the accessibility of the shop (is a car required […]

2006 Western Regional Barista Competition: Part 2, The Honor Roll

Posted by TheShot on 06 Mar 2006 | Filed under: Barista, Beans, Local Brew

The Petaluma Hot List As I mentioned in a previous post, the 2006 Western Regional Barista Competition was held in Petaluma over this past weekend. Twenty-two baristas from across California and Hawai’i participated in the annual competition — many for their first time. In addition to bringing out some of the best espresso preparation the […]

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 […]