Tag Archive 'palo_alto_coffee'

Trip Report: Blue Bottle Coffee at Hanahaus (Palo Alto, CA)

Posted by TheShot on 02 Aug 2015 | Filed under: Foreign Brew, Local Brew, Quality Issues, Starbucks

Blue Bottle Coffee‘s attention to details and quality should have fueled its growth under most any circumstances. But the interest from, and infusion of, venture capital have given that growth a nitro boost: new cafés are opening around the world, and various related services (e.g., Handsome Coffee and Tonx Coffee) and small business chains (e.g., […]

Stanford Continuing Studies hosts coffee symposium | Stanford Daily

Posted by TheShot on 05 May 2014 | Filed under: CoffeeRatings.com, Consumer Trends, Fair Trade, Local Brew, Quality Issues

Today’s Stanford Daily published an article on the Stanford Coffee Symposium that we held this past weekend: Stanford Continuing Studies hosts coffee symposium | Stanford Daily. In addition to the featured speakers mentioned in our earlier post, the event showcased espresso drinks and coffees meticulously prepared by Mr. Espresso, Barefoot Coffee Roasters, Centro Agroecológico del […]

Trip Report: Tootsies (Palo Alto, CA)

Posted by TheShot on 30 May 2010 | Filed under: Beans, Foreign Brew

If you only had the name to go on, you would never come here. Few of us would willingly consume a meal where the name suggests either high-fructose corn syrup wrapped in wax paper or Dustin Hoffman in drag. Mmmm… appetizing. On top of that, virtually no one seems able to spell its name correctly: […]

Trip Report: Calafia Cafe & Market A-Go-Go (Palo Alto, CA)

Posted by TheShot on 08 May 2009 | Filed under: Foreign Brew, Local Brew

This split café and to-go market is founded by Chef Charlie Ayers, famous for catering for the Grateful Dead (as evidenced by the large wall photo inside) and the initial food operations at Google. This place is his attempt to make his Google cafeteria “public.” It has limited outdoor table and picnic bench seating. Inside […]

Trip Report: ZombieRunner (Palo Alto, CA)

Posted by TheShot on 21 Jan 2009 | Filed under: Barista, Foreign Brew, Roasting

You have got to be kidding us. A runner’s supply store with outstanding espresso — perhaps the best in town? You bet. And a big thanks to veteran San Jose Coffee Geek, Gary Hutchison, for publicizing this unusual discovery. This place ran as an online-only store for several years before opening this physical location in […]

Coffee vendors teaching wholesale customers to brew’em right

Posted by TheShot on 10 Mar 2007 | Filed under: Barista, Quality Issues

This AP story ran across the wire yesterday: KOMO-TV – Seattle, Washington – Local & Regional – Coffee vendors teaching wholesale customers to brew’em right. It is about espresso training for the competitive professional market. Roasters such as Zoka Coffee Roaster & Tea Co. and Caffe D’Arte of Seattle have been successfully offering weekend training […]

Trip Report: Coupa Café (Palo Alto)

Posted by TheShot on 22 Feb 2007 | Filed under: Beans, Local Brew

Thanks to a regular reader for recently tipping me off to this place. This unusual café is unique for serving single estate coffees from Venezuela. They obtain their beans from their Arabica Coffee Company in Caracas (not to be confused with the American outfit) and run cafés here and in Beverly Hills. They have a […]

Caffé del Doge, Palo Alto, CA

Posted by TheShot on 28 Jan 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

With my kitchen currently getting the bulldozer (i.e., reconstruction) treatment, home espresso operations have come to a screeching halt. What better time to forage for espresso? Last week I reported that Caffé del Doge opens in Palo Alto, and this morning I decided to pay a visit. This chain of Venetian cafés opened in 2003 […]

Caffé del Doge opens in Palo Alto

Posted by TheShot on 18 Jan 2006 | Filed under: Foreign Brew, Local Brew

I’ve always said that Eton Tsuno of Café Organica is an espresso visionary. Now his, along with Santa Clara’s Barefoot Coffee Roasters, aren’t the only Bay Area cafés to be famous for offering a choice of coffee bean blends for your espresso. As reported in today’s San Francisco Chronicle (Cetrella owner to bring chowder house […]