Caffè Calissano

Overall Rating: 7.300

Address: Piazza Risorgimento, 3
Cross Street(s): Via Coppa
City, State ZIP: Alba, CN 12051
Phone: +39.0173.441704
Hours: Su-Tu 7am-12am; Th-Sa 7am-12am
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 8.00
Barista: 7
Savvy: 8
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 9
Consistency: Consistent
Espresso Machine: Rancilio
Coffee Rating: 6.60
Aroma: 8
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 7
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Mokafè
Cup Manufacturer: IPA
Price: $1.70
Last Update: 10/07/2007
First Reviewed: 10/05/2007
Notes: None

Ornamental café in the grand style on the main piazza duomo. Mirrors, dark wood, gelato, pastries, etc. Using a four-group Rancilio and a Mazzer grinder, they pull espresso shots with a mottled medium-to-darker brown crema. It has a richer aroma, but a thinner body despite its modest serving size. With a lightly toasted flavor of spices. Milk frothing consists of good microfoam, but it's applied sparingly on milk-based drinks. Served in designer Mokafè IPA cups celebrating Italy's Le Langhe and Il Roero regions. A bit pricey at ?1.20.