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National Restaurant Association chefs say espresso is still ‘hot’

Posted by TheShot on 16 Jan 2007 | Filed under: Restaurant Coffee

In October 2006, the National Restaurant Association conducted a survey of 1,146 member chefs for what they felt were “hot”, “cool/passé”, or “perennial” items in restaurants today. I’ve always wondered why so many SF restaurants seem to come out with the same trends at the same time — moments where suddenly every restaurant is offering […]

Know Your Coffee Reviewers

Posted by TheShot on 21 Sep 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew, Quality Issues, Restaurant Coffee

A friend and CoffeeRatings.com reader, Jeremy Nisen, occasionally writes for SFist — which many rightfully recognize as San Francisco’s best local blog. (Jeremy interviewed me for it earlier this year.) Yesterday he pointed me to his most recent article on the site: SFist: Um, Yeah, But What Kind of Grinder Did They Use?. In it, […]

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 […]

Airlines need to wake up and smell the coffee

Posted by TheShot on 18 Sep 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Quality Issues, Restaurant Coffee

Today the London Times published an interview with Brian Chapman, who founded Percol Coffee in the U.K. some 15 years ago: Airlines need to wake up and smell the coffee – Business Travel – Times Online. One of Mr. Chapman’s most memorable (and accurate) quotes?: “You can judge a restaurant by its house wine and […]

Tea Time – Or: Where Are All My Coffee Varieties?

Posted by TheShot on 08 Sep 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Restaurant Coffee

The Staten Island Advance (Staten Island has news?!) published an article today that heralds the arrival of tea as America’s new hot beverage of choice over coffee: Tea time. For all the Oolong Frappucino and Chai Latte lovers out there, hey — more power to you. These are good times with more options. But before […]

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