Tag Archive 'royal_coffee'

Trip Report: Cole Coffee (Oakland, CA)

Posted by TheShot on 07 Feb 2009 | Filed under: Beans, Foreign Brew

Recently, we’ve had the chance to give more formal reviews to a few places in Oakland’s Rockridge district. We begin with Cole Coffee — a combination café and roasting retail store that has been something of an East Bay coffee institution since it was named “Royal Coffee Café”. Cole Coffee still gets their coffee supplies […]

Non sequitur: Required coffeehouse reading

Posted by TheShot on 27 Apr 2006 | Filed under: Café Society

So last Saturday night, I headed down to the 12 Galaxies to support some friends (including Royal Coffee buyer, Alex Mason) playing in the worldwide Emergenza music festival. That and any excuse to see Frank Chu on stage is always occasion to get out of the house on a Saturday night. Stopping off at nearby […]

The latest blend: coffee, movies & books

Posted by TheShot on 13 Jan 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Fair Trade, Starbucks

Are Starbucks and Borders destined to become mirror images of each other? Today’s San Diego Union Tribune asks that question in: The latest blend: coffee, movies & books. You have to wonder about some market extensions and product/service mergers. One of my favorite storefronts to mock is in a dumpy strip mall as you pass […]