Our user told us that Checco il Carrettiere, a bar located in Via Benedetta 7 (Trastevere), has good coffee and great customer service; as a loyal customer she wanted to stick to it.
We shared that we were going to further explore the quality of the espresso and service delivered at Cafè et Caffè and Checco er Carettiere.
In order to give an unbiased inquiry, I walked into Cafè et Caffè as a regular customer without explaining the meaning of my visit.
I approached the bar counter, ordered an espresso and as I was waiting for my coffee, I was given a glass of sparkling water.The barista was indeed friendly and served me an extremely warm cup filled with 100% Arabica Santa Cruz coffee, which is made directly in Salerno.
The espresso had a very thick layer of light brown froth without residual bubbles. The taste of the coffee was extremely aromatic and full-bodied.
After this experience I repeated the same assessment when I went to Checco er Carrettiere.
As I walked into the Bar the barista greeted me inside. As I ordered my espresso I received a glass of still water this time. The barista served me a shot of espresso in a mildly warm cup filled with 100% Arabica Mondicaffè, produced here in Rome.
The espresso had a thinner layer of froth on top, still hazel colored, but not as thick as the previous one. The taste of the coffee was not as aromatic, not brewed properly, as if the amount of coffee used in the machine was not enough and/or the amount of water used was too high.
Checco er Carrettiere has a large selection of cornetti and delicious pastries, but this inquiry is based on coffee and after this experience I believe their espresso is not well presented to the customer.
I can say that both bars have good customer service, but Cafè et Caffè delivers a better product in taste and in a warmer cup. These two characteristics are essential in order to fully appreciate a very good espresso.
Sant’Eustacho does deliver non-sugared coffee as well; you only need to ask for it before you collect your receipt!