Tag Archive 'to-go-coffee'

Al Bicerin’s coffee concoction can’t be topped

Posted by TheShot on 13 Feb 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Foreign Brew

Today’s Houston Chronicle featured an article on the 343-year-old Torino café institution, Al Bicerin, and their namesake drink for all the newfound Olympic tourists: Al Bicerin’s coffee concoction can’t be topped. Even if a Bicerin is more of a coffee cocktail, you have to appreciate perhaps the most poignent part of the article: You cannot […]

In Torino, nothing says “I am out of my mind” quite like ordering an espresso “to go”

Posted by TheShot on 12 Feb 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Foreign Brew

This is one of the things I love about Torino and the Italians in general. A reporter for Newsweek, who is in Torino covering the 2006 Winter Olympic Games, reports on how he ordered his double espresso “to go” and was encountered with bewildered stares from the locals … from the barista serving it to […]

How the French Ruined Coffee

Posted by TheShot on 27 Nov 2005 | Filed under: Café Society, Fair Trade, Foreign Brew, Quality Issues, Restaurant Coffee, Roasting, Robusta

Vive Le Burnt Tires! When people think of France, and Paris in particular, they most often think of grand boulevards, beautiful architecture, beautiful people, high French cuisine, and the sidewalk café lifestyle. What they often don’t associate with it is black, bitter coffee made from some of the world’s crudest coffee beans, roasted in the […]

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