Tag Archive 'prague_cafes'

Not Invented Here: San Francisco coffee that clearly isn’t from San Francisco

Posted by TheShot on 29 Apr 2010 | Filed under: Beans, Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew, Local Brew, Quality Issues, Roasting

Good coffee cultures are exported. Starbucks grew by churning out a mutant strain of Italian coffee culture by the thousands. Fifteen years ago, we saw cafés in Prague that boasted “Seattle style lattes.” And while New York City is beating its chest lately over its recent coffee prowess — emulating one of its most famous […]

Importing the exported Eastern European café

Posted by TheShot on 06 May 2009 | Filed under: Add Milk, Café Society, Foreign Brew, Starbucks

An Op-Ed piece in Monday’s Washington Post noted the curious phenomenon of local culture that is exported, reinterpreted abroad, and then imported back again. The article’s topic was the wildly received recent openings of Starbucks cafés in cities such as Warsaw and Prague — with the backdrop of their centuries-old coffeehouse culture traditions: Anne Applebaum […]

Cooking with coffee (Czech coffee?!)

Posted by TheShot on 26 Jan 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Foreign Brew

I generally shun coffee or espresso books that are filled with recipes. I like my coffee books to be coffee books and my cookbooks to be cookbooks. And typically, most coffee books add a recipe section when they’ve run out of useful things to say. Despite this, I’ll mention yesterday’s Prague Post, which published a […]