Subject: Folklore Coffee and Company
Location: Elizabethtown, PA
Rating: 5+ [see key]
Dotted throughout the eastern Pennsylvania countryside exist many pleasant towns. Once places of industry, these villages exist now as centers of local culture and gathering hubs for lunch dates. Fortunately many such towns also have a rising occurrence of quality coffee, a fact that makes passing through small town PA a very pleasant journey.
Elizabethtown is one such town with reputed, local coffee. Home to a giant coffeehouse called Folklore Coffee, the cafe is located in the middle of town. Outside their front doors flourishes a small park complete with benches and gardens for fairer weather. Inside, the place boasts more square footage than most houses, full of tables, couches and exposed brick.
As for coffee, they serve up local favorite Square One Coffee out of Lancaster. During this inaugural visit, I ordered an espresso of their Folklore Blend and a pourover of a La Esmerelda. The espresso, pulled short with blonde/brown crema, smacked of chocolate, peach, slight lemon zest and sage; a pleasant infusion with nice flavor. The pourover sang of honeycakes, Sauvignon Blanc, sweet corn and slight wheat, proving smooth and lusciously sweet.
Quite pleased with my experience, I left with a spring in my step to complete my other errands about town. Thus, whether Elizabethtown is your destination or but a mile marker on a trip, make sure to stop into Folklore Coffee for a solid coffee and a quick respite.
These wonderful folks made this visit possible in part. Make sure to check them out!