Tag Archive 'naked_portafilters'

Trip Report: Barrington Coffee Company (Boston, MA)

Posted by TheShot on 25 Apr 2013 | Filed under: Beans, Foreign Brew, Machine

Of the coffeehouses in Boston I visited this month, this was my favorite. Sure, I didn’t make it over to Barismo or Voltage, but that was somewhat deliberate. Of all the times I’ve come to Boston, I’ve always stayed in the ‘burbs like Cambridge and Somerville but never Boston proper. This time I never left […]

New York Is Finally Taking Its Coffee Seriously (no, this time they really, really, really mean it)

Posted by TheShot on 09 Mar 2010 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew

A fine line exists between the point where you’ve truly arrived and the point where you’d like everyone else to believe that you’ve truly arrived. It’s analogous to comparing “old money” and “new money.” While old money supposedly maintains a low profile and doesn’t feel the need to prove their status, new money pulls up […]

The Naked Portafilter

Posted by TheShot on 01 Jul 2007 | Filed under: Machine

Because some people can’t start the day without a little espresso porn, INeedCoffee.com published an primer article today on the phenomenon of the naked portafilter: The Naked Portafilter (INeedCoffee.com). We mentioned the phenomenon of naked shots here a couple years ago. Before Clover brewers were all the trendy rage in coffee, a few years ago […]

Third Wave Coffee, or First Wave Pompousness?

Posted by TheShot on 22 Apr 2006 | Filed under: CoffeeRatings.com, Consumer Trends, Quality Issues

I have a lot of respect for Nick Cho, owner of Washington D.C.’s murky coffee. He’s established a place that pulls some of the best espresso shots on the East Coast. He’s arguably the primary brainchild behind the Portafilter.net podcasts. And he’s also known for his quality coffee industry “altruism”: supporting aspiring baristas and café […]

Inside Mr. Espresso

Posted by TheShot on 19 Dec 2005 | Filed under: Local Brew, Machine, Quality Issues, Restaurant Coffee, Roasting

Mr. Who? Chances are that the name “Mr. Espresso” doesn’t exactly hit you over the head as a symbol of the Bay Area’s finest espresso — but it should. They were recently ranked 6th in CitySearch.com’s 2005 Best San Francisco Coffee. At first, this may seem like a pretty good feat. You might even recognize […]