Branding Your Coffee Business with Coffee Cup Art

Yesterday, Someone asked me a couple of interesting questions via the comments on one of my photos on my Flickr photostream. The questions he had basically revolved around the importance of having coffee cup art vs. just having excellent coffee served in plain white cups and how important coffee cup art was to me? Since…

Café Dharwin, the Neighborhood Coffeehouse

Sometimes when I am on my way to the Eastlake/Wallingford/University District area I will take a certain back route that takes me right past Café Dharwin. This place, located at the Extreme North end of Capitol Hill, somewhat in the Roanoke neighborhood initially attracted my attention because of the name, Dharwin… and this being Seattle,…

The TASTE Café at SAAM

The Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM) up on Capital Hill by Volunteer Park runs a little ‘cafe’ that includes a little espresso cart that reminds me of the days when I first got into the latte habit. It reminds me of the time some years back when my friend was a barista working also at…

Tony’s Coffee at Madison Market

The first time I drank a latte that I knew had been brewed with Tony’s Coffee beans, I was rather disappointed. I ordered the drink from a latte stand called Buzz Stop which is just down the street from Madison Market. The second time I ordered a latte with Tony’s Coffee, again I was disappointed…

Coffee Options in the Corporate World

Sometimes when a consultant is at the client site, he (or she) may need their afternoon coffee fix. And since you don’t want to take off looking for the nearest coffee shop, because your client is paying for you by the hour, you have no choice but to head on over to the kitchen area…

Moka’s Cafe, the Good Times Cafe

Every so often I will drive by Moka’s Cafe on Fairview Avenue North in the South Lake Union area of Seattle. There are a couple of reasons why I have not tried the place till very recently. One thing that immediately stands out as you drive by is the huge and pretty cool looking sign…

Wallowing in Mediocrity

The weekend’s is here… after a near disastrous yesterday where I dropped my camera onto the concrete pavement and about 30 minutes later, spilled coffee onto my laptop keyboard and screen I am glad the weekend is at hand. I seemed to have dodged a bullet though. Even though my laptop reeks of coffee, and…

Ink Online Coffeehouse Experince

Ink Online Coffeehouse, is a tiny place on 1st Avenue that I have in the past, simply walked by without venturing in. This has been for no other reason than the place, which until recently was known as Caffe Lieto, just didn’t seem to stand out as a coffee shop worth visiting. But all this…

On the Way with Lemongrass

As the weekend winds down, and I start thinking about the up coming work week, here I sit on the computer, listening to various tracks by Lemongrass. Now in my opinion, Lemongrass is simply one of the most amazing groups that you’ll never hear of in the main media. Thanks to iTunes, I discovered with…

As Stickman Coffee Comes To A Close

Just when I finally decide that I am going to check out Stickman coffee, which has a reputation for serving really excellent coffee, I find out that they are closing today. Bummer! I discovered Stickman Coffee a few months ago when I was in the Fremont area. I noticed their purple sandwich board sign pointing…

Obama, America’s First ‘Black’ President?

As at the time of this posting, Obama has won in the key states of Pennsylvania and Ohio. A win for McCain was very crucial in Ohio so this is going to make it that much harder for McCain to get to the 270 threshold. Does this mean that Obama is going to win the…