Torrefazione Contrada San Filippo

Overall Rating: 7.900

Address: Via Maria Vittoria, 21/A
Cross Street(s): Via Bogino
City, State ZIP: Torino, TO 10123
Phone: None
Hours: M-F 7am-10pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar
Cafe Rating: 7.80
Barista: 8
Savvy: 8
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: WEGA
Coffee Rating: 8.00
Aroma: 7
Body: 8
Brightness: 8
Crema: 8
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: 1.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Caffè Malabar
Cup Manufacturer: Le Porcellane d'ANCAP
Price: $1.25
Last Update: 10/15/2007
First Reviewed: 10/15/2007
Notes: None

The Torinese have this habit of unintentionally playing tricks on anyone unfamiliar with the area. Many streets and piazze go by multiple names - the official name, and the informal, historical name. 'Contrada San Filippo', for example, is nothing you'll find on a modern map, but the Torinese know it as Via Maria Vittoria. This is a local bar in every sense of the word. It has the standard café setup, pasticceria, sweets, and alcohol one would expect (when there, someone ordered a caffè corretto with sambucca, to which the proprietor called it, 'Aqua Velva'). Using a three-group WEGA, they pull shots with a darker brown crema with some lighter texture in it. It has surprising potency and a robust flavor of cloves. When random espresso shots in town taste this good, you're living among some of the highest standards in the world. ?0.90.