Wine Thoughts pt2

Continuing from my post about the wine model and coffee I have some more
A good friend of mine who works for our favourite importers, Grant sent me a power point file of a presentation he did on wine and coffee and the links and separators. I asked him if he minded if I shared, and the good guy he is he said yes. You can go and see it at the link below but I’ve also done a summary

•Bottled wine is ready-to-consume – requires no additional preparation
•Coffee has potential for error in preparation (extraction, freshness)
•Packaged coffee deteriorates with age
•Historical image of coffee as cheap, easily available, everyday
•Wine is alcoholic and associated with good times!
•Wine grown by professionals, not subsistence farmers

•Growing location – exotic, tropical, emotive
•Estate production – clear provenance and denomination of estates, appellation
•Varietal recognition and variation
•Sommelier/Barista expertise
•Award winners – COE and similar
•Affordable luxury

I like it, I think its give a different view. Also a good posting across on Jim Sever at the link here, which I think, also makes some good points against. Using the model.

It’s a little more complex than I originally thought (as always) but its really made me think, and I’ve loved the emails you guys have sent.

My coffee new years resolutions

So at this time of year, its traditional to make some resolutions. So I’ve done some coffee ones as a little bit of fun.

1. I will blog more, feel like I’ve fell of the blogging horse of late, and I will get back on and ride. Expect lots of posts in 2009 (or at least an attempt to post more).

2. 12 second TV I am going to try and embrace 12 second TV, but you got to follow me to make me

3. Do more newsletters. On the new cart we have a wonderful built in newsletter option, so I will try and do 12 next year, one for each month.

4. Keep in my mug growing and getting better,its been a great time with this project, I love it so much and its been good feedback some exciting ideas for 2009

5. Keep searching and cupping more coffees and more exclusives for 2009 for Has Bean.