Caruso's

Overall Rating: 7.500


Address: 335 Powell St.
Cross Street(s): Geary Blvd.; in the Westin St. Francis Hotel, lobby level
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94102
Neighborhood: Union Square
Phone: 415.397.7000
Hours: M-Su 6am-10pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 8.00
Barista: 8
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 9
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: UNIC
Coffee Rating: 7.00
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 8
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Turpeny
Coffee Beans: Illy
Cup Manufacturer: Villeroy & Boch
Price: $2.75
Last Update: 04/16/2004
First Reviewed: 04/16/2004
Notes: None

Review
Café in the Westin St. Francis hotel lobby. Mirrors, chandeliers, and a lounge-like setting. Professional baristas (they always ask if it's "for here") brew espresso from a two-group UNIC directly into the cup. Served in quantity (doppio-sized) with an accompanying lemon rind and rock sugar on a stick. Generous layer of mottled, medium brown crema. Great Illy aroma and a somewhat potent, almost sour herbal Illy flavor that defines "turpeny".