Sunday, December 7, 2008

Welcome to the Coffee Critic

Hello to all,

I am Jeff Beer, and I have decided to make a blog that focuses on something that I feel needs attention: the coffee shops.

Specfically, I will review/critique small-town, local coffeeshops. I won't necessarily go into details with large chain stores, however I might indulge in some discussions as to how large chain coffee shops, such as Starbuck's or Caribou, started as local coffeeshops. Even more, I may get into some personal discussions as to why I prefer the small, local coffee shops over popular chains... but let's save that for another time :)

For now, I am going to post some places around my area of Western Pennsylvania. I reassure you that I WILL critique coffee shops from all around the U.S., and maybe even get into some Canadian ones as well. However, I am going to work from my center, then out.

It would be greatly appreciated if anyone would be willing to share some of their experiences with favorite coffee spots, or just share some comments, opinions, etc. I am always open for discussions at anytime, so feel free to email me as well!

I look forward to starting this blog, and hope you will be there through our readings!