The Hobart Review of Long Blacks

Methodology

Coffees were always long blacks bought either on the way from West Hobart (morning) or Hobart CBD (lunch) to CSIRO Marine Laboratory during June/July 2017. Subject was not blinded, there was some replication (not at random). There is definitely evidence of autocorrelation in the series as the subject went from American standard coffee (☆☆☆☆☆) to Australian quality coffee (★★★★★), initial score may be higher but those coffee places are really good…

Results

Place Star rating Notes
Botanical gardens ★★★★☆  
Nescafé halfway up Mt Wellington ★★★☆☆ (it was cold!)
Pilgrim Coffee ★★★★★ (actually the best)
Atlas Espresso ★★★★☆ (omg so strong)
Tricycle Café ★★★★★  
Villino ★★★★★  
Parklane Espresso ★★★★★ (baristas are Mogwai fans)
Machine Laundry Café ★★★★★  
Yellow Bernard ★★★★★ (so hipstertastic)
Vilicia coffee ★★★★☆ (not very hot, not that strong)
BarCelona ★☆☆☆☆ (weak :( )
Niolatte ★★★★☆  
Two Folk Espresso ★★★★★ (same coffee as Villino, but better made!)
Straight Up Coffee and Food ★★★★★  
Playground on Harrington ★☆☆☆☆ (got a “medium”, weak, American standard coffee)
Island Espresso ★★★★☆ (good almond croissant too)
Salamanca Wharf Café ★★☆☆☆ (American coffee)
Doctor Coffee ★★★★☆ (probably not a real doctor, but their coffee is good!)
Hobart aiport café ★★★★☆ (best airport coffee!)
Boutique espresso ★★★☆☆  
Queens Pastry ★★★★☆ (same coffee as Pilgrim?)
Dev’lish Espresso ★★★☆☆  
Zimmah ★★★★★ why didn’t I find this place earlier!?
ecru coffee ★★★★☆ Villino without seats?

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