Tag Archive 'sending_back_espresso'

I Hate New York (coffee): Brew ha ha in city that falls short on espresso

Posted by TheShot on 11 Sep 2007 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew, Quality Issues, Restaurant Coffee

Today’s The Sydney Morning Herald ponders how Australia’s Italian immigrants could bring a culture of appreciation for some of the best espresso in the world, and yet New York City — no stranger to Italian immigrants — is such a puzzling espresso wasteland: Brew ha ha in city that falls short on espresso – Opinion […]

Interview with the founder of an espresso tasting society

Posted by TheShot on 24 Feb 2007 | Filed under: Café Society, Local Brew, Quality Issues

Today The Oregonian published an interview with David Rittenhouse, who over the past summer started the Portland Oregon Espresso Tasting Society (or P.O.E.T.S.): Opinions flow. And you guessed it, his top tip for people ordering espresso…?: If someone pours you a bad shot, don’t be afraid to ask for another one. Everyone has a flat […]

No coupling too unusual for pairing food and drink

Posted by TheShot on 21 Feb 2007 | Filed under: Quality Issues, Restaurant Coffee

Today the Courier News published an article on the evolving art and science of pairing food and drink: The Courier News :: Courier News :: No coupling too unusual for pairing food and drink. Pairing wine was just the beginning — now there are people pairing chocolate, coffee, etc., to their meals. Which is all […]

Espresso done right is intense — a full-bodied, stop-time moment to savor

Posted by TheShot on 11 Jan 2007 | Filed under: Beans, Machine, Quality Issues, Restaurant Coffee, Robusta

Tomorrow’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution nails it with this article headline: Espresso done right is intense — a full-bodied, stop-time moment to savor | ajc.com. Somewhat surprisingly, what follows the headline isn’t half bad either. The author, John Kessler, goes on to note how rare a decent espresso is in this country — and in fancy restaurants […]

Vancouver: Locals have much to learn about espresso

Posted by TheShot on 21 Sep 2006 | Filed under: Barista, Quality Issues

Knowing the difference between a good and bad espresso can be a curse to many a former barista. Or so says a former barista in today’s Georgia Straight, a popular Vancouver free weekly: Straight.com Vancouver | Best Eating | Locals have much to learn about espresso. The author writes that, “The espresso, as it is […]