27 Feb '13, 9pm
Thanking the "internet gods" for @sprudge today and their "tongue in cheek" response to "Zagat."
Unlike Zagat’s other guides, the coffee survey is online only, and as you can see, coffeeshops are graded in a similar way as restaurants: food, decor, service and costs. However, what could have been a smart resource — coffee shop prices side-by-side and service ratings — is defeated by a very, very limited selection: only nine local coffee shops are included, a third of which are too new for grades. The only roaster on the list is Blue Bottle. When it comes to choosing the list, this is what a Zagat spokesperson said: “Our editors curated lists of the most noteworthy coffee shops in various cities. They took into consideration user comments, ratings and location to find places that would be worthwhile checking out.”