Today’s Manly Daily (Sydney, Australia) reviewed a number of espresso bar chains in the area: The Manly Daily | Manly Local News. Manly residents pride themselves on being a little less glitzy but more down-to-earth than their beach rivals across the Sydney Harbour at Bondi. But like much of Sydney, they have a rich espresso culture — even if it includes a few chains and franchises.

What we particularly like is the qualitative descriptions of the coffee at the various chain cafés they visited. In fact, we wish more reviews of coffeehouses in the U.S. used language like this.