FORONI TORREFAZIONE, VIA BRITANNIA 32, 00183 ROMA

 

Rating: Standard, very good Roman Roaster in San Giovanni

The Foroni Torrefazione is in the San Giovanni neighborhood and it’s been active since the 1920s. When I walked in, even at 7:15pm, it was full of people, busy and lively. It’s a bit of a bazaar as most of the roasters in this area tend to be. Coffee is just a part of the overall operation. I’ve been here a couple of times and always welcomed by really friendly open staff that make you get excited before walking in- you know you’re going to be treated well. While they sell lots of other things, the coffee roasting remains the flagship activity.

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PERGAMINO CAFFÈ, PIAZZA RISORGIMENTO 7, 00192 ROMA

 

Rating: Third-Wave establishment

Funny how things are, but a little less than a few weeks ago a local third wave coffee enthusiast here in Rome told me about the Pergamino Caffè. It had just opened up and was brewing coffee in all crazy kinds of ways. I had intentions of going there with him when I got notice that the Pergamino Caffè was having a grand opening (happened yesterday, 19 Sunday June 2016). The place on the Piazza Risorgimento, right next to the Vatican (and those that are going to go to the museum should stop by here before standing in the crazy long line). It is a small mono-locale, with open brick interior. A long sit down counter against the left wall, and then of course a very long bar, the setup is very impressive and we’ll see it below. Either way, the grand opening was great, tons of coffee tasting all on the house. There were three baristas cranking out the coffee and two or more waiters that were bringing out food and other things. As you’ll see, it was packed.

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DA NONNA NANI BAR CAFFÈ, VIA G. CARINI 35, 00152 ROMA

Standard Rathing

Rating: Standard, a step above what Palombini brews

The coffee shop and bakery Da Nonna Nani Bar Caffè drew my attention because on its façade you can read that they brewPalombini Coffee. After my terribly disappointing experience at this famous bar and roaster, I had to stop in and see what they do with these horrendous beans.​​

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