…one of the things I miss the most in the US is a real Caffè, Italiano. Why does all American coffee taste so bitter and dark to me? I am sure there must be places where one can find a great cup of Italiano-style espresso. Balanced, roasty-toasty, carmel notes and loaded with rich oily crema.
It’s not easy to achieve- in Italy or anywhere else. The machine must be balanced, well-used, and constantly serviced. The beans must be fresh, freshly ground, and roasted perfectly evenly. The water must be exactly the right temperature, and the water pressure is critical.
Fare un Caffè Italiano, is an art.
Where do you get your fix?