Tag Archive 'nyc_cafes'

New York Espresso Bars

Posted by TheShot on 04 Sep 2007 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

Until only recently, naming New York City’s best espresso bars was a bit like naming Pauly Shore‘s best movie acting roles. For those few espresso bars that now stand out among Gotham’s dysfunctional coffee scene, Gridskipper turned their boundless enamor with the Google Maps API towards a top 8 list: New York Espresso Bars – […]

Independent Coffee Shops: Problem Customers and Small Change

Posted by TheShot on 18 Jun 2007 | Filed under: Café Society

Today New York Public Radio aired a story on the customers of independent coffeehouses and how some of them have become de facto “residents”: WNYC – News – Independent Coffee Shops: Problem Customers and Small Change. When is a café customer patronizing a business, and when are they just deadwood looking for a cheap hostel? […]

New York City: Espresso’s New Wave Hits Town

Posted by TheShot on 13 Sep 2006 | Filed under: Barista, Beans, Foreign Brew, Quality Issues, Roasting

New York City — that backwater of quality espresso that has long proven, if I may paraphrase Frank Sinatra, “If you can make decent espresso there, you can make it anywhere” — has reportedly been hit by a “wave” (here we go again) of better coffee. Or so says today’s New York Times: Espresso’s New […]

Israeli coffee chain coming to NY

Posted by TheShot on 06 Jul 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew

As referenced here in a previous article, Israel knows a little about espresso — and some of that is making its way overseas. One of the stories in New York City this week is the arrival of Aroma Espresso Bar: Israeli coffee chain coming to NY – Travel from Israel, Ynetnews. A chain of over […]

A shot at perfection – Espresso in Boston and New York

Posted by TheShot on 19 Apr 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew, Home Brew, Machine

Today’s Boston Globe featured a few good articles on the few espresso purveyors in Greater Boston and New York City who are out to set the standard properly: A shot at perfection – The Boston Globe. The U.S. East Coast has been in the Espresso Dark Ages for far too long. As quoted in the […]

New York Coffee Scene

Posted by TheShot on 12 Mar 2006 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

Today’s New York Daily News claims “New York is, and always has been, a coffee town.” In the few times I’ve scouted much of Manhattan and Brooklyn in search of good coffee over the past few years, my conclusion is that “New York is, and always has been, a bad coffee town.” Award-winners from New […]

A Unique Marketing Spin for a Coffee Shop

Posted by TheShot on 15 Feb 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Quality Issues

William Dupree, owner of a small business consultancy, published an article today on DailyIndia.com (of all places) about the marketing strategy he developed for a new 3,000 sq ft coffee shop that opened in New York City’s Greenwich Village: A Unique Marketing Spin for a Coffee Shop. Even though the article does not reveal the […]

I opened a charming neighborhood coffee shop. Then it destroyed my life.

Posted by TheShot on 31 Dec 2005 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

Not entirely unlike my recent reviews of Chicago espresso, one of the upcoming articles in the works for TheShot concerns my largely unsuccessful quest for quality espresso in New York City earlier this year. Without giving too much away in advance, in it I lament why a city that could economically support the upper eschelon […]

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