Tag Archive 'santa_barbara_coffee'

A Standardized System of Coffee Critic Terminology?

Posted by TheShot on 09 Sep 2011 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Quality Issues

For this installment of comic relief Friday, we bring you the coffee critic wheel. You’re probably well aware of the coffee flavor wheel, which borrowed heavily from the wine aroma wheel in the wine tasting world. However, you might not be aware of wine vintner Janet Trefethen’s (of Trefethen Family Vineyards) Standardized System of Wine […]

Trip Report: The French Press (Santa Barbara, CA)

Posted by TheShot on 24 Jul 2011 | Filed under: Café Society, Foreign Brew, Quality Issues

California’s Santa Barbara County is a lot like the rest of America when it comes to coffee: it should face a tribunal for atrocities committed against the human taste bud. What makes these many crimes particularly heinous are the various local media outlets in these communities that celebrate certain local coffeehouses as some of the […]

Santa Barbara: Full Steam Ahead To Enjoy Espresso at Local Coffehouses

Posted by TheShot on 27 Oct 2006 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

Catching up on several notable articles posted while I was on travel in Portugal… Here’s one on some of the preferred coffeehouses in the Santa Barbara area, from the UC Santa Barbara student paper: On The Menu – Daily Nexus Online – Full Steam Ahead To Enjoy Espresso at Local Coffehouses. I have not tried […]

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 […]

Jamaica’s Coffee Makers Perk Up, Fighting Off Knockoffs and a Storm

Posted by TheShot on 26 Mar 2006 | Filed under: Beans

Today’s Los Angeles Times reports on the current state of the elite Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee bean in light of Hurricane Ivan damage and the insurgence of counterfeiters: Jamaica’s Coffee Makers Perk Up, Fighting Off Knockoffs and a Storm – Los Angeles Times. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee carries a lot of name brand recognition — […]