Though our scientists' professional opinions are of course, indubitable, we also spoke to employees and patrons of the four sample sites and put together this account of what they told us.

Not surprisingly, employees had only good things to say about their shops--if they would consent to an interview at all. Baristas praised thier employers' bold flavors, fresh grounds and fair trade blends.

But even the patrons had nothing but compliments for the coffee shops in which they sat. Whether they're getting the best mochaccino or not, Gainesville coffee drinkers don't seem to be disappointed with their experiences.