james.harper1 reviewed Sant Eustachio Il Caffe
Very disappointing. Every Roman will sing the praises of Sant'Eustachio but chances are they haven't been back to this place for 10 years. Coffee has come a long way since 2005. Yes, their blend is 100% arabica. But take it without sugar (which you must explicitly ask for...always a worrying sign) and what you get is a flat taste profile and thin aroma. This coffee doesn't come close to anything produced in the specialty coffee world. To top it off, the baristas are generally unfriendly and the prices very high. Despite the coffee paraphernalia and impression you're sipping coffee alongside Italian senators, it's a tourist trap. Try Taza D'Oro round the corner in front of the Pantheon. Not incredible either but a much better champion of the Italian espresso culture.