Cafè: Pasticceria Cucco
Review: This time we tried out a cafè named Pasticceria Cucco; a tiny Italian-style cafè. As usual, we started by trying the espresso.
The scent of the espresso was a wonderfully rounded mix of nutty bitterness, chocolaty sweetness and a tone of fruity sourness.
The taste matched the scent very well; the nutty bitterness was distinguished without being sharp, and interacts perfectly with the chocolaty sweetness and the fruity sourness.
The espresso is served at a perfect temperature; hot, but cool enough not to burn your throat. The crèma too is fantastic; a tiny layer that immediately melts in your mouth. All in all, the espresso is truly wonderful; a real work of art.
Next, we tasted the cappuccino, to see how the coffee blends with milk.
The consistency of the cappuccino is perfect; not so thin that it feels watery, but not so creamy that it feels thick. Along with the creamy foam, it tasted truly wonderful.
The foam itself was fantastic. It felt very smooth, and lies like a mirror on top of the coffee. The foam is topped with cacao, which creates tones of chocolate similar to the ones in the espresso.
The scent was a perfect mix between the sweetness of the milk and the bitterness of the coffee.
The amount of coffee compared the the amount of milk is rather large, so the cappuccino gets more bitter and full-bodied.
The owner of the cafè is an Italian family, so you always get a very personal treatment, and feel more like a guest than a common customer.
The cafè is located at an old cobblestone street, which gives you the feeling of being in an old Italian village.
The street is located in the city centre, but is secluded from the main street, so the environment is very calm.
The interior creates an Italian atmosphere, with vintage chairs and Italian food on shelfs along the walls. They only serve Italian pastries, but also sell other Italian products like olive oil, pasta and marmalade.
We gave this cafè 108,5 points out of 110 possible.
Teaching myself how to #crochet because I have had one too many #espressos and I am BORED. #yarn#yarncraft#learning#hobbyist#boredom p.s. this seems a bit easier than the last million times I tried it so maybe it will stick this time. Perhaps because I'm not following instructions, just winging it.
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Coffee is the most popular drink world wide with over 2 billion cups consumed each day.
I remember how I first got into coffee, it was in New Zealand and started off with the standard Mocha (my taste buds were too sweet then)
This later led to becoming dependant on the "kick" and I found I was knocking back 5-6 double espresso a day!! Whilst there are many health benefits to caffeine, excessive caffeine can be detrimental to bone health, cause anxiety, insomnia and stomach irritation.
My genetic results indicate I hold one copy of a gene which is a slow metaboliser of caffeine and another copy which is rapid. This means I just need to consume in moderation - I most certainly won't be knocking back those doubles!
Gene CYP1A2 is involved in activation of removing toxins such as carcinogens from food and smoke- it also metabolises caffeine.
Hace unos días me la pasé invitando ami familia lattes todo por seguir practicando el #artlatte y no cabía de la emoción cuando cada ves me quedaban mejor y alfin lo logré y no saben lo feliz que estoy un corazón lleno de mucho amor!!!!! #cafeterias#latte#espressos#expresso#cafe#coffee