Tag Archive 'paper_cups'

Trip Report: Crêpe o Chocolat

Posted by TheShot on 12 May 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

This rather inventive French crêperie is run by an eclectic, French-styled, Madagascar-born owner and her artsy staff. They offer a wide array of unusual crêpes, pastries, and chocolate confections. It’s located in tight quarters with a few indoor tables and the kind of modern Euro club music you’d expect from a French-styled, Madagascar-born owner. In […]

Trip Report: Cafe Madeleine @ O’Farrell St.

Posted by TheShot on 14 Apr 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

With bright, white walls and staff in white smocks, you might think you stepped up to the cosmetics counter at the nearby Macy’s. But this is true of all the Cafe Madeleine bakery-cafés in the area. Inside they have just a few counter stools along the windows. But when the weather complies, the sidewalk café […]

Do hot coffee and ‘Wobblies’ go together?

Posted by TheShot on 21 Mar 2006 | Filed under: Barista, Starbucks

Today’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette featured an article (syndicated from the Wall Street Journal) that documents attempts to unionize at the nation’s Starbucks: Do hot coffee and ‘Wobblies’ go together? Starbucks ranked #29 on Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list, and they are very sensitive about their brand image and integrity with consumers. This […]

Green or not: lose the paper cup

Posted by TheShot on 20 Mar 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends

Of all the reasons to drink your espresso out of a for-here ceramic cup… in today’s Anchorage Daily News Bill Sherwonit professes doing so as part of his “move toward becoming a more responsible espresso drinker.” No, I’m not making this up: adn.com | life : Housecleaning tips: Begin with small steps and see where […]

Speed coffee — and its kings of Tel Aviv

Posted by TheShot on 19 Mar 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew

Looking for espresso along Ibn Gvirol Street in Tel Aviv? The online version of the Haaretz English Edition reviewed eight branches of large coffee chains (including The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf) — with a bizarre emphasis on how quickly they can shuffle you out the door with a paper cup (blech!) of gourmet coffee […]

Seattle company dresses up coffee cups

Posted by TheShot on 14 Jan 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends

It’s only January 14, 2006 and I already have a nominee for the 2007 “Unclear On The Concept” Awards. According to the Seattle Times, Seattle-based CupCouture has decided to create high-end fashion accessories for the paper coffee cup, using designs such as faux furs and vintage fabrics: Seattle company dresses up coffee cups. Talk about […]

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