Thursday, March 29, 2007

Almaden Roasting Co.

Location: 6055 Meridian Ave., San Jose

Reviewed: March 29, 2007

Espresso: My order for a single resulted in a pre-ground double being poured into a shot pitcher and then half being poured into a 12oz. paper cup. It was probably near 2oz. in total volume and had a pale, thin crema. It was overly hot, thin-bodied, and slightly astringent. It tasted primarily of carbon smoke with slight hints of rubber.

Atmosphere: Almaden Roasting Co. is a nice enough place. It's open and light, squarish in shape, and with several small cafe tables. The tables and chairs are of a black metal construction and tend toward elegant.

Verdict: A depressingly common combination of bad coffee in a nice place.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Funny how we coffeegeeks keep visiting coffee houses that serve bad espresso. Part of it is that most coffee houses that serve bad espresso also look nice inside. And there is always the small hope that we might get a drinkable espresso. It is good to drink the swill tho, because it reminds us how much better the good stuff is.