Thursday, May 10, 2007

Java N Juice

Location: 519 W. Capital Expressway, San Jose

Reviewed: May 8, 2007

Espresso: My single was poured into a non-preheated ceramic cup from a shot pitcher. The barista brewed a double and decanted half. The shot was not ground to order, although it was lightly tamped. The resulting beverage was ~2oz. in volume. It had a pale and thin crema and tasted rather like an uninspiring "French Roast" drip coffee.

Atmosphere: Java N Juice is located in a large strip mall, and contains a corner. As such, it is rather square in shape, with the counter running across the diagonal. The resulting space is somewhat small. It is well-lit due to the windows on two sides.

Verdict: The best thing here was the poster of Ruth Orkin's photograph "American Girl in Italy".