Tag Archive 'world_cup'

Espresso in Cape Town, South Africa

Posted by TheShot on 01 Aug 2010 | Filed under: Add Milk, Beans, Café Society, Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew, Machine, Quality Issues, Starbucks

Quick!: name a city that’s surrounded by the exquisite natural beauty of mountains and seas, with brightly painted houses that decorate quaint neighborhoods, with great food everywhere you turn, with a nearby wine country consisting of hundreds of vineyards and many nationally renowned restaurants, with hipsters who frequent farmers’ markets in transitional neighborhoods, with a […]

Trip Report: Bread Milk & Honey (Cape Town, South Africa)

Posted by TheShot on 09 Jul 2010 | Filed under: Add Milk, Beans, Café Society, Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew

This breakfast spot near the Parliament is often frequented by well-heeled, manicured parliamentarians — and for good reason. They have excellent baked goods and very good coffee. Very, very good coffee — at least when it comes to blending with steamed milk. Out front they have a few wooden sidewalk café tables under parasols advertising […]

Trip Report: TRUTH.coffeecult @ Green Point (Cape Town, South Africa)

Posted by TheShot on 07 Jul 2010 | Filed under: Barista, Café Society, Foreign Brew, Quality Issues, Roasting

Also known as Truth. (note the period at the end), this café and roastery opened in March 2010 — founded by “charismatic leader and coffee evangelist” David Donde. Those aren’t our words, but Mr. Donde wouldn’t disagree. Mr. Donde, a somewhat controversial local figure, is no small fish in the South African coffee pond. In […]

American wins World Barista Championship?!? What’s the world coming to?

Posted by TheShot on 25 Jun 2010 | Filed under: Barista

Clearly, America has become a Third World nation. That’s what The Daily Show‘s John Oliver said two days ago when Team USA qualified for the next round of the World Cup by dramatically defeating Algeria with a deserved injury-time goal to close the group stages. Mr. Oliver’s logic? We have the rampant unemployment, the devalued […]

All You Need to Know About Steaming Milk (?)

Posted by TheShot on 18 Jun 2010 | Filed under: Add Milk, Barista, Quality Issues

Coffee talk in the mainstream press these days looks a bit like the telenovela: short-lived serials from specific writers with an individual point of view. One of said serials comes from Giorgio Milos of illycaffè in The Atlantic, and his installment today is on milk frothing: All You Need to Know About Steaming Milk – […]

Trip Report: Steps of Rome

Posted by TheShot on 09 Jun 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

This youthful North Beach hangout is often filled with patrons who speak Italian, and they often show the “calcio” (soccer) games from Italian RAI International TV. Several customers will be reading Italian newspapers at any given time, and Italian pop music often plays in the background. However, this locale strikes me as the kind of […]

Trip Report: Panta Rei … and World Cup 2006

Posted by TheShot on 07 Jun 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

The local papers will soon be writing about some of the public places to catch World Cup 2006 in Germany, which starts this Friday and culminates in the final on July 9. The local press’ regular favorite public hangout for watching any of the 64 matches is the Steps of Rome. But if you want […]