Randy G. wrote:I have enough great, good, OK, and bad espresso that I can tell the difference. If I can sip it straight without wanting to spit or make a face, I figure it's already above average, but even that is often hard to come by. When the coffee-taste in a cappa is disgusting you can only imagine what the straight espresso would be. Have had a few of those...
Yes, the bitterness not being overwhelming is generally when it hits my benchmark for coffee in a commercial environment.
Now, let's be clear. I am talking about coffee shops and not restaurants. I would never order coffee in a restaurant
Well, I am from Amsterdam and I would never order coffee in a coffee shop