Emporio Rulli Gran Caff�

Overall Rating: 4.500

Address: Domestic Terminal 3, Gate 77, SFO Airport
Cross Street(s): Gate 77, San Francisco International Airport
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94128
Neighborhood: SFO
Phone: 650.821.8341
Hours: M-Su 7:30am-8pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 3.80
Barista: 2
Savvy: 5
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 2
Consistency: Inconsistent
Espresso Machine: Faema
Coffee Rating: 5.20
Aroma: 6
Body: 5
Brightness: 6
Crema: 3
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Emporio Rulli Il Caff�
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $2.45
Last Update: 03/11/2016
First Reviewed: 05/02/2008
Notes: None

Across gates 76B & 77A in SFO's Terminal 3 is this Emporio Rulli Gran Caff� - complete with two long marble bars with stools and some caf� table seating. Like their location in the International Terminal, they charge the same price as their regular caf�s, but the standard is wholly different. (Though it is a sad statement when their menu lists their macchiato as "Italian Style: espresso shot with a dollop of steamed milk". As if there's any other legitimate way - thank you, Northwest Starbucks.) Using a two-group Faema E-91 Diplomat (formerly an Ambassador from Mr. Espresso), they pull espresso shots with a minimal light-to-medium brown crema. The shots are a touch larger than 1 1/2 oz., however, resulting in a shot that runs a bit watery and diluted. Flavorwise, it is a washed out combination of smokiness and an herbal base - served only in paper cups.