Tag Archive 'portugal_coffee'

Nespresso coffee shops around the world: Why?

Posted by TheShot on 06 Nov 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew, Home Brew, Machine

Here’s an item in today’s news: Nestle reportedly to open luxury coffee shop in Brazil – MarketWatch. In some parts of the world, Nestlé’s Nespresso system, at least on the surface, appears to be making money hand-over-fist for them. Part of Nestlé’s strategy has been to open up Nespresso stores in places such as Geneva, […]

Espresso in Portugal

Posted by TheShot on 03 Nov 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Café Society, Foreign Brew, Machine, Quality Issues, Restaurant Coffee, Starbucks

Despite Portugal’s prominent historical role in the development of the coffee trade (for example, they introduced coffee production to Brazil), and the degree with which coffee is “interwoven throughout Portugal’s social, literary and economic history”, I’ve found surprisingly little written about the espresso in this small-but-influential coffee nation. Last month I took advantage of some […]

Mad Flavor in Austin: good espresso in a fallen world

Posted by TheShot on 28 Oct 2006 | Filed under: Quality Issues, Starbucks

Yesterday Tom Philpott posted about his discovery of a great place for espresso in Austin, TX called Cafe Medici (it opened last month). However, the bulk of his post was on why “it’s getting harder and harder to find great coffee in the U.S.”: Mad Flavor in Austin: good espresso in a fallen world | […]

I Have Returned…

Posted by TheShot on 26 Oct 2006 | Filed under: CoffeeRatings.com, Foreign Brew

This is as good as a General Douglas MacArthur impersionation as you’ll ever get from me. After three weeks of touring most of central and northern Portugal, I’ve finally returned to the Bay Area. The good news? I have many stories and photos to convey on the status and quality of espresso in Portugal as […]

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