Part of the 31-DBBB challenge that I’m slowly working through is to review another blog in your niche. Given the broad range of topics that I cover here, there isn’t really a blog that’s in my niche, but I thought I’d shine a little spotlight over to one site that I think does cafe reviews better than I do.
That site is Crema Magazine. Sure, they have the advantage of being the website for a magazine, but it’s worth looking at the way that they’re doing cafe reviews to see if I can learn anything from them.
- they have the full address, phone number and website of the cafe they review
- they appear to take photos with the full knowledge and permission of the cafe
- they have more detailed knowledge of equipment and coffee origins than I do
- they quote menu prices (some of the time)
What I’d like to change about my reviews going forward (though I’ll need to spend some time on a redesign to really get there) is to have more photos of the trip, and to be able to find time to have a proper dialogue with the owner of the cafe, so that there’s more of a story behind it.
Update: they’ve announced their Best cafes for 2009 – a predictable list, but all 5 are worth a visit.
What do you think? Are there cafes that you’d like to see me review? Is there more information on a cafe that you’d like to see?