Café Criteria

More About The Where Than The What

In addition to rating the quality of the espresso in this guide, we also rate some of the related factors that are more a measure of where the espresso is served.

There are a few human and environmental factors that also affect the overall enjoyment of an espresso-sipping experience. In this guide, we've included ratings of ambiance, presentation, barista skill and professionalism, and how savvy an establishment generally is about quality espresso - all rated on a similar 10-point scale.