Archive for the Cafes Category

5 Reasons Why Handsome Coffee Roasters Just Blew the Eff Up

Posted on April 1, 2012 by

Good stuff here from, uh, Red Bull. [5 Reasons Why Handsome Coffee Roasters Just Blew the Eff Up]

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Gwilym is Not a Coffee Nazi

Posted on April 1, 2012 by

Ah yes, the “I’ve got years of experience” fallacy. Reminds me of the Seinfeld finale: “I don’t come down to where you work, and knock the license plate out of your hands”. Or maybe the Jerk Store episode? Either way Gary clearly demonstrates that he doesn’t know anything about Gwilym (or coffee).

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La Colombe Opening Decaffeination Plant in Philly

Posted on March 27, 2012 by

Curious… “Ultimately, Carmichael said he’s starting the project because he feels he can make a better decaffeinated product than the ones currently available. He plans on using a modified proprietary version of the Swiss Water Process (currently only used in one plant in the world) called the Philadelphia Water Process. The first locally decaffeinated product will see the […]

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The Huffington Post likes Baltimore’s Coffee

Posted on March 27, 2012 by

Is Baltimore the next city to reach critical coffee mass? Maybe, maybe not. But I’m visiting anyway. [Baltimore Brews Up A Home-Grown Coffee Scene (PHOTOS)]

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Illy Says K-Cups Eliminate Waste

Posted on March 21, 2012 by

“Increasing demand for coffee sold in single-cup packets may trim bean consumption as the servings help eliminate “waste,” according to Illycaffe SpA.” Oh, they mean less coffee will be sold. They’re not talking about all the extra packaging that fills the landfills. Carry on then! [Single-Cup Coffee Cuts ‘Waste,’ Lowering Bean Demand, Illy Says - […]

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Mayor Bloomberg Likes Bad Coffee

Posted on March 12, 2012 by

Truth is I’m not a huge fan of the letter grade system, but this is pretty funny. Also, Nectar Coffee Shop? Bloomberg should try using The Scoop. [Mayors Favorite Coffee Shop Gets B Grade | NBC New York]

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Sweatleaf in the New York Daily News

Posted on February 26, 2012 by

“We were only one of two accounts they had in New York three years ago,” says Nieto. “Now, they have over 100.” “Sometimes people see a name like Stumptown and assume it’s good, but that’s not true. I can make an awful cup of coffee with the greatest beans in the world because there’s so […]

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CBS on Coffee in Los Angeles

Posted on February 25, 2012 by

A decent list of cafes to visit in Los Angeles. Strange that Coffee Bar isn’t on it though. [Where to Drink Specialty Coffee in Los Angeles « CBS Los Angeles]

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Black and Blue Bottle: James Freeman Responds to Dumb Review

Posted on February 23, 2012 by

  This is amazing. Nicely done James. [Blue Bottle: Coffee as Crack - New York Restaurants and Dining - Fork in the Road]    

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New Zealand Wants Credit for Coffee in NYC

Posted on February 22, 2012 by

New Zealand and Australia can fight over the Flat White all they want. But the truth is that New Yorkers don’t really care. When you come into the cafe and order one the only thing you’re proving is that you once lived somewhere else. Which is probably also true for the person serving you, and […]

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Photos: Handsome Coffee Roasters Pre-Party Walk Through

Posted on February 16, 2012 by

Nothing crazy here, just some shots of the Handsome space 24 hours before the launch party. Thought you might like to see. Handsome Coffee Roasters  582 Mateo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 (213) 621-4194 ‎ http://www.handsomecoffee.com/ View Larger Map  

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Video: Jonathan Rubinstein on Secrets of Successful StartUps

Posted on February 9, 2012 by

Live yesterday, archived today.

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Save the Date: Jonathan Rubinstein to be Interviewed Live on Secrets of Successful StartUps

Posted on February 6, 2012 by

Jonathan Rubinstein has been quietly building what is nothing short of a cafe dynasty in NYC for the last 10 years. As the proprietor of Joe The Art of Coffee he has lead the charge on an aggressive expansion that’s rivaled by few anywhere, and no one else in Gotham. From humble beginnings they’ve grown […]

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Blue Bottle Profile in the Wall Street Journal

Posted on February 2, 2012 by

Mr. Freeman, a native of Northern California who began Blue Bottle after he “washed out” of playing the clarinet in local symphonies, began serving his first cups of slow coffee at a local farmers’ market in 2002, relying on a small batch roaster for his beans. Blue Bottle’s name is an homage to Jerzy Franciszek […]

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STUNNING VIDEO: Yoshi Masuda’s Traveling Cafe Supports Disaster-Ravaged Japan

Posted on February 1, 2012 by

 ”Like rebuilding your soul after a heartbreak, or a tsunami-like disaster, making coffee is a process in which you learn how to be humble.” Read the amazing story here: Yoshi Masuda’s Particular Blend of Enthusiasm.

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Video: A Look Inside Sweet Leaf in Long Island City

Posted on January 27, 2012 by

“I could take that coffee that was so carefully cared for…and just screw it totally up. And that’s a lot of responsibility.” Indeed. If you’ve never seen the inside of Sweet Leaf before, here’s a nice opportunity. They’re still the best spot in 11101. [Via Vimeo]

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