Giovanni Scaturchio

Overall Rating: 7.700

Address: Piazza San Domenico Maggiore, 19
Cross Street(s): Via Benedetto Croce
City, State ZIP: Napoli, 80134
Neighborhood: Spaccanapoli
Phone: +39.081.551703
Hours: Su-Sa 7:30am-8:30pm
Type of Establishment: Bakery
Cafe Rating: 7.50
Barista: 8
Savvy: 8
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La San Marco
Coffee Rating: 7.90
Aroma: 7
Body: 8
Brightness: 8
Crema: 8
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: 0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Giovanni Scaturchio
Cup Manufacturer: IPA
Price: $1.24
Last Update: 10/04/2013
First Reviewed: 10/04/2013
Notes: Coffee Sales; Outdoor Seating

This bakery in the heart of Napoli has been a family operation since its founding by its namesake in 1905. They are mostly known for their baked goods: a pasticceria filled with sweets, pastries, and cakes. However, they also roast their own supply of coffee offsite in small, personal batches. (They also sell their coffee on request.) It's a tight space with no seating inside - however, there's ample outdoor seating in the piazza under parasols across the entrance to the shop. Using a three-group manual lever La San Marco machine behind the bar, they pull shots with an even, almost a dark grey/ochre-looking crema unlike any crema we had even seen prior. And yet there's a lot of life to the cup: there's some smoke, but it's not too smoky. Flavorwise, it is primarily a mixture of potent spice and some herbal notes in good balance. Served with water on the side for ?0.90.