…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.