Caffe Barberini Roma, Lazio, Italy

Espresso Indeed

In San Francisco, it takes 5 minutes to get a cappuccino: the “artisan” barristas take their own sweet time and more often than not, deliver a mediocre product.

In Rome, your coffee is ready by the time you utter the last syllable of “cappuccino.” This recording was made at Caffe Barberini in the Testaccio neighborhood of Rome. When you go, because I know you will, I can highly recommend the “cornetto con le noci“ which is like a less buttery croissant with walnuts.