Tag Archive 'peets_coffee'

Uptight Seattleite: The Portlanders are coming!

Posted by TheShot on 13 Jun 2007 | Filed under: Café Society, Foreign Brew, Starbucks

As Stumptown Coffee Roasters plans to invade Seattle, today’s Seattle Weekly published an amusing letter of distress from a reader concerned about the coming potential clash of Northwest espresso cultures: Uptight Seattleite: Why This Unfair Prejudice Against Skateboarders? (Seattle Weekly). The writer also categorizes the local shot pullers in two distinct families: The Starbucks family, […]

Peet’s moves roasting plant to double output of coffee

Posted by TheShot on 29 May 2007 | Filed under: Local Brew, Roasting

According to today’s San Francisco Chronicle, Peet’s Coffee & Tea will be relocating their roasting facilities from Emeryville to Alameda. The move coincides with Peet’s plans to begin 24-hour roasting operations to keep up with their growth plans and demand: ALAMEDA / Peet’s moves roasting plant to double output of coffee. Peet’s hopes to double […]

Best of Citysearch San Francisco – Best San Francisco Coffee 2006

Posted by TheShot on 10 Feb 2007 | Filed under: CoffeeRatings.com, Local Brew, Quality Issues

I’m a little slow this time around, but not long ago Citysearch.com announced their 2006 readers’ poll winners for the best coffee in San Francisco: Best of Citysearch San Francisco – Best San Francisco Coffee. This is something of an annual tradition, as we reviewed Citysearch’s 2005 coffee winners. (When you think of it, naming […]

Home Equipment: Getting Serious About Coffee

Posted by TheShot on 03 Jan 2007 | Filed under: Beans, Home Brew, Machine, Roasting

Today’s Edmonton Journal published a primer on the more sophisticated home espresso setup: Getting Serious About Coffee. In other words, what do you do when your $100 home Krups machine isn’t cutting it — because the espresso it produces belongs in the same landfill where your machine will deservedly rot its final days? There’s an […]

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 […]

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