Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Alfredo, Brighton, UK

Another new place, run by an Italian called Mike. The Spartan dressed shop had some great deli items on what few shelves they did have.  Their speciality is to make you a custom sandwich from their great selection of meats and cheeses. Lots of imports, freshly sliced ham, cured meats etc. It looked  the business.

I did not have high hopes from the coffee after the last Italian cafe but went in with an open mind. They were serving coffee from Lavazza beans a great solid brand. Alarm bells rang when I saw the size of the cup offered to me and the heat that it held. This could easily have been another station style cup but I was to be surprised. A relatively smooth coffee sadly hugely let down by being watered down. It had a sweet aftertaste and was not beset by burning or over expressing. So the worse crimes had not been committed and that is always half the battle.  

  • Black Americano
  • Medium Strength
  • A pretty smooth taste, not too bitter and ending on a sweet note
  • Far too watery
  • No Crema
  • Large cup
  • £1.40

Not that bad at all. With some instruction on the amount of water to suit personal taste this may become a solid coffee.

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