Melissa Allison's Blog (59)

Victrola, Whidbey Coffee poised for growth after hiring controller with deep roots in Seattle coffee

I learned a lot reporting this blog post on Jerry Kaloper.

Added by Melissa Allison on April 29, 2010 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Poll: Should Starbucks recycle more?

I know you're not a lot about Starbucks here, but many of you have thoughts on recycling and composting, so I thought I'd post this link in case you want to weigh in. Thank you! -- Melissa

Added by Melissa Allison on March 21, 2010 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Poll: Does Portland beat Seattle at coffee?

A Seattle radio piece today has the city talking. I posted an online poll.

Added by Melissa Allison on February 19, 2010 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Seattle's Slayer espresso machine arrives in NYC, and Stumptown debuts a new coffee line-up

Here's the story. Sounds like NBC is working on a Slayer story -- that's big!

Added by Melissa Allison on January 26, 2010 at 11:13am — No Comments

How much should coffee shops charge for soy milk?

I'd be interested to know what you charge and what you think. Here's the Coffee City post.

Added by Melissa Allison on December 31, 2009 at 11:31am — No Comments

Still in a buying mood? Surreal coffee T-shirt on sale today only

... plus sales on old and new La Marzocco espresso machines.

Here's the link.

Added by Melissa Allison on December 29, 2009 at 11:19am — No Comments

La Marzocco co-owner opens high-end chocolate shop in downtown Seattle

Kent Bakke found a more prominent spot for Claudio Corallo Chocolate, which opened last week across from Tougo Coffee.

Added by Melissa Allison on December 1, 2009 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Seattle-area blogger peers deeply into recent book, chatter about coffeehouses and community

Apologies if you've all read Joe McCarthy's thoughtful piece on coffeehouses and community. Here's my roundup, including a link to his full post.

Added by Melissa Allison on November 30, 2009 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Dubsea Coffee in White Center enters turkey latte art smackdown

Check out the gorgeous gobbler. Send more and we'll have a vote!

Added by Melissa Allison on November 23, 2009 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Turkey latte art smackdown?

There's a gobbler here by Jared Mockli of Bellissimo Coffee InfoGroup and Starbucks. And another one here by Fremont Coffee's Christian Morris.

Added by Melissa Allison on November 18, 2009 at 11:03am — No Comments

How many coffee cards do you have?

I'm taking a poll, and looking for favorites, too.

Added by Melissa Allison on November 13, 2009 at 3:41pm — 1 Comment

Starbucks' Twitter master talks shop, gives advice at Seattle luncheon

Don't miss the comments on this one. Someone wrote that Starbucks keeps workers from tweeting, and Nelson replied in the comment thread.

Added by Melissa Allison on November 13, 2009 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Is coffee roasted lighter to save money? Take the poll

Starbucks' web site says, "You see, most coffee is lightly roasted as a way to cut costs."

Really? Take the poll.

Added by Melissa Allison on October 9, 2009 at 2:10pm — 3 Comments

Fremont Coffee starts roasting to gain cachet, control flavor (and, it saves money)

Full blog post is here. (Thanks again to Mike McGinness for telling me I wasn't linking.)

Added by Melissa Allison on September 22, 2009 at 2:29pm — No Comments

UW lecturer seeks funding for ergonomically sound coffee harvesting bags in Nicaragua

Added by Melissa Allison on August 18, 2009 at 10:41am — No Comments

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