Earlier this year I switched to drinking long black coffee. This style of coffee is an espresso poured on top of the water, filling a cup. Yes, it’s long and it’s black. I love it.
Enjoying a strong bodied long black in cafes can be a hit and miss around Perth. Milk tends to be helpful at masking bitter or over extracted beans by sweetening the overall taste. Fresh quality coffee beans and barista skills are paramount and the bar is certainly raised when ordering a long black. I’m not a barista, nor a coffee expert, but I think a visible crema is the upper echelon of long blacks. I get a little excited when I see the crema in the cup and to be honest it’s a rare sight. I’m not entirely sure if it makes a difference to the taste however a slightly thick layer to hit one’s mouth is the silver lining.
Here are a few places in no particular order I have come across and visited at least three times;
Now that I have put my favourite long black spots out on the world wide web, I surely hope you all can enjoy what we have experienced. What is your favourite coffee?