CREMA has ruined coffee for me forever, because I had the best cup of coffee that I've ever tasted in my life there, and nothing will ever top it. The feature that made CREMA stand out, for me, is that they have a menu of coffees which they will brew a SINGLE CUP to order. It took more time than your average coffee bar, but with time came care and skill and a beautiful cup of joe.
Sarah and I both ordered separate varieties - and sampled each others'. Mine, El Pital from Columbia, was rich, chocolate-y and bold.
Sarah's Fazenda Recreio from Brazil was was light and fruity, almost like a tea.
Neither of us added cream or sugar to the coffee (despite our daily inclinations to do so). The coffee was perfect, just as it was.
|View of the Gateway Bridge from CREMA|