Tag Archive 'peets_coffee'

Coffee’s Gold Rush: Starbucks to double store numbers, says chairman

Posted by TheShot on 21 Sep 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Starbucks

If you already thought two Starbucks on every corner was overkill, and if you thought their breakneck expansion diluted their quality like a packet of Kool-Aid dumped in a county reservoir, you ain’t seen nothing yet. At least according to Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz, who recently said, “[T]he saturation opportunity in the US is not […]

Trip Report: Michael Mina

Posted by TheShot on 19 Sep 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew, Restaurant Coffee

This decadent dining establishment ups the ante on most hotel dining rooms in the city. The food and decor are as over-the-top as the credit card bill. Part of the Mina Group “chain”, this restaurant in San Francisco’s Westin St. Francis Hotel opened in 2005 to much fanfare — including details about how the interior […]

Coffee roaster pushes beyond its ‘Peetnik’ roots

Posted by TheShot on 17 Sep 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew, Quality Issues

InsideBayArea.com, a Web entity representing a number of local newspapers including the Oakland Tribune and the Marin Independent Journal, published an article today on the growth dilemma facing Peet’s Coffee & Tea: Inside Bay Area – Coffee roaster pushes beyond its ‘Peetnik’ roots. (There’s a bit more detail in this article than in the related […]

Confessions of a coffee addict

Posted by TheShot on 03 Aug 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Local Brew

Yesterday’s San Francisco Chronicle featured a personal story … a husband’s quest to become “Customer of the Week” at Peet’s on Upper Market: Confessions of a coffee addict. Tweet

Peet’s Coffee Expansion: Counting on Beans

Posted by TheShot on 11 Jun 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Local Brew, Quality Issues, Starbucks

Today’s Los Angeles Times featured a lengthy article on Peet’s Coffee‘s plans for extensive growth: Counting on Beans – Los Angeles Times. After taking the company public in 2001, Peet’s still managed to retain the integrity of their coffee. But because Peet’s has only grown modestly since then, it has also avoided the quality pitfalls […]

Trip Report: Peet’s Coffee @ Potrero Center

Posted by TheShot on 02 May 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

Next to the “Psycho Safeway” (where waiting in line at night is far more entertaining than any reality TV show could ever be), this is a busy Peet’s with often long lines of neighborhood loyals. They offer a bit of window counter seating, some minimal table seating in the back, and plenty of outdoor table […]

Peet’s Celebrates 40th Anniversary throughout April

Posted by TheShot on 03 Apr 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Café Society, Local Brew, Roasting

Not to be outdone by Caffé Trieste in the anniversary department, today Peet’s Coffee & Tea kicked off a month-long celebration in honor of its 40th anniversary. The celebration includes complementary coffee today from 1pm-3pm at all participating Bay Area Peet’s, complimentary cups of coffee with purchases of beans from 1pm-3pm Monday through Thursday, and […]

Trip Report: Peet’s Coffee & Tea @ Mission & 2nd Sts.

Posted by TheShot on 23 Mar 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

This expansive Peet’s Coffee & Tea outlet has plenty of window counter seating for sipping your morning latte, reading the headlines, and listening to a tape loop of classical music “greatest hits” playing overhead. Additionally, there’s a good amount of public indoor seating in the connected atrium of the 101 Second St. building. They have […]

Coffee Wars 2006

Posted by TheShot on 16 Mar 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Starbucks

Today’s Los Angeles Times reports on the corporate expansion plans of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: Coffee Chains in Grand Battle to Take No. 2 Spot – Los Angeles Times. Coffee Bean’s angle? Just looking at the ratio of coffeehouses to residents, Seattle is more than ten times as saturated as California. Thus this […]

The Americano litmus test

Posted by TheShot on 09 Jan 2006 | Filed under: Barista, Quality Issues

Sometimes you can be surprised by the “bizarre double life” you and your coworkers might share. A co-worker in my “day job”, Jason Parker, happened to come across my interview in SFist and confessed his own secret love of great espresso. Turns out the guy can also pull a mean shot too, given that he […]

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