Águas Cristalinas

Overall Rating: 6.000

Address: Rua das Poças
Cross Street(s): Rua do Mar
City, State ZIP: São Roque do Pico, 9940-330
Neighborhood: Pico
Phone: +351.292.642999
Hours: 12am-3pm, 7pm-10pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 6.20
Barista: 6
Savvy: 5
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Brasilia
Coffee Rating: 5.80
Aroma: 6
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: -1.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Delta Cafés
Cup Manufacturer: Porcelanas da Costa Verde S.A.
Price: $0.85
Last Update: 09/22/2010
First Reviewed: 09/22/2010
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Although São Roque do Pico is hardly new, this restaurant is certainly in a neighborhood that smells of fresh construction, fresh paint, and fresh asphalt. Even if the equivalent of a 'lawn' hear is large chunks of black, basalt lava rock. There are parasols over limited outdoor seating in front, a fish tank at the entrance, and several indoor tables in air-conditioned comfort. Using a Delta-branded two-group Brasilia machine behind the small service counter (often left with portafilter handles cooling in the drip tray), they pull shots of espresso with a broken thin layer of medium brown crema. It's filled a bit high in the Delta-logo Costa Verde cup, and not surprisingly its flavor is something of a watery pepper. ?0.60.