Santa Fe Espresso Co.

Overall Rating: 7.150

Address: 56 E. San Francisco St.
Cross Street(s): On the Plaza, btwn Old Santa Fe Trl. & Lincoln Ave.
City, State ZIP: Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: 505.988.3858
Hours: Su-Sa 8:30am-8pm
Type of Establishment: Ice cream shop
Cafe Rating: 7.00
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Synesso
Coffee Rating: 7.30
Aroma: 7
Body: 8
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: -0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Unknown
Cup Manufacturer: Richard Ginori
Price: $2.50
Last Update: 03/11/2016
First Reviewed: 03/11/2016
Notes: None

This primarily ice cream shop opened on the Santa Fe Plaza in 2014 serving Häagen-Dazs, chocolate confections, and coffee. They're not too slouchy, given that they use a two-group Synesso machine - albeit beans from a Minnesota roaster of unknown origin. The shop has dozens of seeats for mostly ice cream patrons, and there's a pretty quick rotation where the patrons don't linger. They pull shots with a darker to medium brown crema of modest thickness. What's notable is the full, syrupy body in the white ceramic cup (Richard Ginori discount cups of the "Coffee Line RGG Linea Caffè" line). It has a pungent flavor with darker notes of spices and some chocolate. Not bad. Served on a tray with a side of sparkling water.