Overall Rating: 7.100

Address: Bengaluru International Airport (B.I.A.)
Cross Street(s): Outside Gate G11 & 12, Bengaluru International Airport
City, State ZIP: Bengaluru, 562110
Neighborhood: Devanhalli
Phone: +91.92.43094153
Hours: M-Su 6am-6am
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 7.20
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: Inconsistent
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 7.00
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Illy
Cup Manufacturer: IPA
Price: $2.65
Last Update: 12/11/2012
First Reviewed: 01/24/2012
Notes: None

This Bengaluru airport installment of the global Espressamente chain from Illy sits outside Gates 11 & 12. It is decorated in Espressamente modern red and silver: red, Illy-branded walls, red and silver tables, and a counter decorated with designer Illy cups. Using a three-group La Marzocco behind the bar, they pull shots of espresso with a thinner crema that can vary from a medium brown to darker brown with medium brown flecks. The body is on the thin side, but it has a well-blended flavor of mild spice, some pungency, and a touch of wood to give it a broader flavor profile. When the crema is darker, it also carries more tobacco flavor. Served in Illy designer IPA cups for a highway-robbery Rs 147 as an espresso and oddly Rs 143 for a cappuccino. (A doppio for Rs 193.) Respectably solid microfoam, however. Operated by HMSHost India.