Bucks County Coffee
|Roaster Location:||Langhorne, Pennsylvania|
|Review Date:||April 2002|
Blind Assessment: Splendid in the small cup, sweet, round, balanced, utterly free of sharpness or flaw. Its relative lack of nuance -- mere hints of chocolate and nut -- only emphasize the clarity and completeness of its classic gesture. Disappointing in milk, however: heavy and bitter in small milk, blunt and flat in large. (89 straight espresso, 84 w/milk)
Notes: Bucks County Coffee has managed to stay close to its micro-roasting roots throughout its expansion from a small roasting machine in a carriage house to one of the country's largest regional specialty coffee chains. Visit
Who Should Drink It: I can't imagine a better straight-shot espresso, but in milk invites sweetener.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2002 tasting report: Brewing Espresso at Home