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Handsome Coffee Roasters, WTH?

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Handsome Coffee Roasters, WTH?

cls | Mar 15, 2012 05:33 AM

All of the praise has driven me to try Handsome Coffee Roasters twice. A nice looking space with little parking and a very professional and polite staff.

The first time I had espresso with milk, which was very good but IMO not a fair judge of coffee. The second I tried both their blend and single origin espresso. The coffees came out looking pretty good, although the crema was thin. In fact, way too thin for a better espresso bar nowadays. But then, when I asked where the sugar was, they told me (politely) that they do not have sugar because they want people "to taste the natural sweetness of the coffee." To me, that's like saying "we don't add salt to out food so you can taste the natural flavors of the ingredients." Come on, it's espresso, it's not naturally sweet. Coffee is bitter and espresso needs sugar. Don't believe me, ask an Italian.

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