Saturday, May 10, 2008
Day 5: Last Day of Coffee Domination: Palm Coast Coffee on St. Simon's Island
Well, here we are, the last day of our Southeast Coffee Domination Tour 2008. And the coffee sucks. I mean really sucks. As in, I've experienced better coffee at Starbucks. Their ad says "great espresso, nothing automatic," but as I have observed many times in the past, some shops are better off going automatic. I'll try to help while I'm here, if I can just cover the basics: grind before brewing, knock out portafilter, wipe steam wands. As the Boy Scouts preach, leave a place better than you found it.
I assume the biggest problem with the place is the tourist base. No accountability with the shop's customer base. Also, no other coffee shops on the island, so no competition. Atmosphere is nice, however, sunny and upbeat, with a great rustic, southern-island feel.