Tag Archive 'asti_cafes'

Trip Report: Bar Lo Stregatto (Asti, Italy)

Posted by TheShot on 08 Dec 2007 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

Our Espresso in Torino and Piemonte series returns to Asti, Italy for a café known more for its food than the espresso it serves per se. However, its espresso is good enough to have earned it a respectable 2 chicchi rating from Gambero Rosso (in addition to its 2 tazzine rating). This is a popular […]

Trip Report: Caffè Ponchione (Asti, Italy)

Posted by TheShot on 05 Nov 2007 | Filed under: Beans, Foreign Brew, Roasting

Continuing our Espresso in Torino and Piemonte series, we turn to a local roaster who does a whole lot more than the typical torrefazione/caffè in Italy. This one is located in the bustling small town of Asti — as in SF’s Palio d’Asti, which itself is named after the famous bareback horse race in the […]