Tag Archive 'tea'

Bay Area Teahouses Offer an Exotic Break from Coffee

Posted by TheShot on 01 Jan 2010 | Filed under: Consumer Trends

With local newspapers in deep decline everywhere, the New York Times has been doing its part to capitalize on these dying markets. The Bay Area is no exception, as evidenced by today’s story on local teahouses: Bay Area Teahouses Offer an Exotic Break from Coffee – NYTimes.com. So why quote a tea article, you ask? […]

Sydney: The Rocks Aroma Festival 2007

Posted by TheShot on 19 Jun 2007 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

One of the better espresso-themed events the world over is Sydney’s annual Aroma Coffee Festival at The Rocks, which will take place this year on Sunday, July 22: The Rocks – Sydney – Things to do in Sydney at The Rocks > What’s On at The Rocks > Aroma_Festival. OK, so they’ve since fattened up […]

Coffee workers in India paid 32% more than tea workers

Posted by TheShot on 06 Jun 2007 | Filed under: Fair Trade

In a previous article, I made the curious observation that coffee has become a lightning rod for social and environmental angst in a way that is disproportionate with just about any other export. (As if nobody buys children’s toys or clothing from Wal-Mart.) As a point of comparison, I noted that while we obsess over […]

Saving Earth one cup at a time – but only if that cup contains coffee

Posted by TheShot on 23 Apr 2007 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Fair Trade

Earth Day couldn’t pass last weekend without a multitude of feel-good press releases from coffee peddlers. We already knew that our coffee could support Ernie & Bert‘s ambiguously gay lifestyle on Public Television. Now we read about how our coffee could save chimps, help solve the energy crisis, and even how it could stamp out […]

Healthy Coffee?

Posted by TheShot on 31 Oct 2006 | Filed under: Coffee Health, Consumer Trends, Quality Issues

You know the phrase “knowing just enough to be dangerous”? A good example can be found in the regular stream of rip-and-read medical research press releases that appear in the daily media cesspool. And scuttlebutt on the health benefits and detriments of coffee are in steady supply. I promise not to go off on my […]

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 […]

The Expansion of Coffee Bars is Expected to Change the way French People Traditionally Drink their Coffee

Posted by TheShot on 14 Aug 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew

Those crazy French love their coffee, even if it isn’t very good coffee. A market research press release on Business Wire today announced a study of French coffee consumer habits: The Expansion of Coffee Bars is Expected to Change the way French People Traditionally Drink their Coffee. The short of it is that more French […]