Monday, December 19, 2005

Willow Glen Coffee Roasting Co.

Location: 1383 Lincoln Ave., San Jose

Reviewed: December 19, 2005

Espresso: My single was pulled very long, being ~2.5 oz. It had a fairly thick, albeit hazlenut-colored, pale crema which dissipated fairly rapidly. It was medium-bodied and fairly bright. Bitterness was the primary taste sensation in the cup, although there was some dark spice lurking in there as well. It is of note that the shot was on the hot side (indicating a possibly idle machine) and that the barista ground about half the shot while dosing. There is, then, a possibility of a better shot at a time when the shop and machine are busy.

Atmosphere: WG Coffee is located in two storefronts linked by a doorway near the front of the shop. There is an eclectic variation of local art on the walls and a black & white checkered floor (which reminded me of an ice cream parlor). Live jazz and blues are common on weekends.

Verdict: With the possibility of a slightly better shot when busy, I'd probably stop in on a weekend evening for the live music and a cappuccino.

4 comments:

Aimee said...

hahah thanx for the comment.. perhaps you could make your blog more personal timmy!! i don't get enough of your emails.. what are your thoughts.. a picture would be nice too.. :p (just teasing about the blog!)

Timmy said...

My original point for starting the blog was to review coffeeshops. As such, my intention was to be impersonal (or at least largely so), but I may drop in some random comments from time to time. We will see.

allie said...

If you're keeping score, I vote for personal random comments too (and html meta keywords would be good too if there's a way to do that in Blogger)

Framed prints guy said...

Hm, not a fan of the rapidly-disappearing crema, I must say :/