August 2009 Blog Posts (45)

Your Customers Are Yelping. Are You?

Your Customers Are Yelping. Are You?

If you haven’t heard about Yelp yet, I think it’s time. Why? Because it’s FREE ADVERTISING for your coffee shop! …And because people are looking for local coffee shops like yours and they are finding them on or on a mobile device like the iPhone.

Yelp is a place where people to go to find the best local businesses. The best local businesses are determined by the customer… Continue

Added by Aaron C. Daywitt on August 6, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Who coined the term "Third Wave" for coffee?

Interesting info from Trish Rothgeb (formerly Skeie), who was one of the first, here --

Added by Melissa Allison on August 5, 2009 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Compak K10 Doserless: A first look review

For the past two years in the barista community, the constant buzz in terms of new equipment has rested in two places; controlling temperature/pressure and grind quality. It became apparent as Kyle Glanville walked into competition with a yet unnamed Mazzer doserless grinder that there was a new game in town; no more clacking and pulling; no more left dose and excess spillage. Since that time the Robur E has emerged with a glowing electric hopper lid and a not-so-glowing price bracket in the… Continue

Added by Chris DeMarse on August 5, 2009 at 12:18pm — 1 Comment

Is Ethiopian commodity exchange good for the growers?

The Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) was established with an ambitious goal of eliminating food shortages and hunger in Ethiopia by creating an efficient marketing system for agricultural commodities. Barely two months after its launch, the highly praised exchange platform found itself caught in the midst of the complex global coffee trade, an undertaking that is entirely different and farther from its original vision of "revolutionizing" the inefficient domestic commodity… Continue

Added by samuel on August 5, 2009 at 6:54am — No Comments

Cesar Noe Castro Cacao visits El Salvador and trains Salvadoran Baristas for New Coffee Shop Opening in September 09

¡Noe Castro Cacao visits El Salvador, Central America!

Noe Castro Cacao, International Barista professional, with more than 8 years experience, came to El Salvador and trained Zegsa Inversiones S.A. de C.V.'s personnel.

La Libertad, El Salvador, Central America, Friday 31st of July 2009 – Zegsa Inversiones S.A. de C.V. is preparing to open the doors of its new Coffee Shop in El Salvador, Central America. “ We’ve put a lot of effort into this project and have decided to… Continue

Added by Jonathan Rodriguez on August 2, 2009 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

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