Pasticceria Cignetti

Overall Rating: 7.000

Address: Via Vittoria Emanuele II, 3
Cross Street(s): Via Vida
City, State ZIP: Alba, CN 12051
Phone: +39.0173.440218
Hours: Tu-Su 7:30am-12:30pm, 3pm-7:30pm
Type of Establishment: Bakery
Cafe Rating: 7.00
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Cimbali
Coffee Rating: 7.00
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Mokafè
Cup Manufacturer: IPA
Price: $1.15
Last Update: 10/05/2007
First Reviewed: 10/05/2007
Notes: None

This bakery along old Alba's main shopping street has several indoor café tables, and it also serves espresso at a small bar in the front. Using a three-group M32 Classic La Cimbali, they produce espresso shots with a thinner layer of a mixed medium and some darker brown crema. It has a smoky flavor with some pungency and a medium body. They're apologetic that they don't roast their own beans. But they were using local Mokafè beans at my visit, and they supposedly also rotate with Torrefazione Leprato in nearby Acqua Terme. One of the cheaper shots in town at ?0.80.