Café Coffee Day

Overall Rating: 5.650

Address: 14 Indira Gandhi International Airport
Cross Street(s): By Gate 6, International Terminal, Delhi Airport
City, State ZIP: New Delhi, " 37
Phone: +91.11.25673350
Hours: Su-Sa 10am-11:30pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 4.20
Barista: 7
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 2
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Astoria
Coffee Rating: 7.10
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Café Coffee Day
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $0.85
Last Update: 05/16/2008
First Reviewed: 05/16/2008
Notes: Kiosk

While a tiny kiosk of a café, you'll be surprised that the espresso here is actually pretty good - and better than in most American airports. Located next to the Subway stand, they use a shiny silver two-group Astoria to pull shots with some deliberate timing. The result has a decent medium brown crema with some richness and thin striping - something quite rare in India. (And yet the barista pre-grinds lots of beans sometimes many minutes in advance.) It has a good body and a smooth flavor of robust spices and cloves. Oddly enough, this is one of the better espressos we had in India - and it is better than anything Chicago's O'Hare Airport had to offer. Rs. 34. ("Espresso Americano": Rs. 35)