This week the pipes and tubes of the Internetz delivered a couple of noteworthy articles on local coffee scenes. The first is a cover story in Portland’s Willamette Week (“Drip City: Everything old is new again in Portland’s coffee scene”). The other is a next-generation rehash of a “favorite coffeehouses” list from the Toronto Star [...]
Tag Archive 'toronto_cafes'
Posted by TheShot on 18 Oct 2007 | Filed under: Foreign Brew
Imagine a sort of twisted, parallel universe where CoffeeRatings.com was born of a chauffeured limousine driving about the city, shuttling me from café to café on an itemized list in search of SF’s finest espresso. Now imagine this endeavor sponsored by a leading purveyor of cheap plastic and metal, responsible for more kitchen appliances in [...]
Today’s Toronto Star featured an article on the growth of Toronto area independent coffee shops (many of which call themselves “espresso bars”, per the article): TheStar.com – living – Toronto’s love affair with espresso bars heats up. Toronto now has a mixture of established independent espresso bars and a growing array of newer ones. (A [...]
Posted by TheShot on 15 Jun 2006 | Filed under: Foreign Brew
A guest column in yesterday’s Toronto Star concerned a European friend of the writer who feared travelling to North America for the dreadful coffee. She even packed her own espresso machine out of desperation: TheStar.com – A Eurocentric quest for espresso. The writer was on a mission to convince her European friend that cosmopolitan Toronto [...]
Yesterday I came across a Toronto area blogger, StDan, who has picked up his own cause for finding some of the best espresso served in his fine city of Toronto: Espresso Hunt: Little Italy. Naturally, even at this early stage, he noted the following (familiar) problem: “most places put too much in it”. Yes, the [...]