Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The best part about waking up

is a little bit of the Eternal City in your cup!

Caffe San Eustachio, the best coffee in the world in my humble opinion and that of food critics the world over, is now imported by Gustiamo Foods. Now I can relive my Roman days, which were spent less than a block from this fine establishment.

Caffe' Sant'Eustachio is a Roman legend. This is the coffee bar where Romans in the know stop for their liquid fuel----daily doses of espresso and cappuccino. Located in the heart of Rome between Piazza Navona and the Pantheon, Sant'Eustachio has been producing its signature coffee since 1938. Sant'Eustachio coffee is slow roasted over wood on the premises without chemical processing. The beans, selected by the owner Roberto Ricci, are a blend of 100% Arabica. The taste is smooth and sweet and the acidity low.

William Grimes, formerly of the New York Times, advised those in the U.S. seeking a perfect espresso, "When the need for a real espresso becomes over powering, buy a ticket to Rome, tell the taxi driver to head straight for the Sant'Eustachio Caffe. The espresso will be perfect. A little expensive, but surely worth the trouble."

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