Moody's Organic Coffee Bar

Overall Rating: 5.250


Address: 10450 Lansing St.
Cross Street(s): Albion St.
City, State ZIP: Mendocino, CA 95460
Neighborhood:
Phone: 707.937.4843
Hours: Su-Sa 5:30am-9:30pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar
Cafe Rating: 6.50
Barista: 6
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Pavoni
Coffee Rating: 4.00
Aroma: 3
Body: 4
Brightness: 4
Crema: 6
Flavor: 4
Taster's Correction: -1.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Ashy
Coffee Beans: Adam's Organic Coffees
Cup Manufacturer: Lubiana
Price: $1.60
Last Update: 08/18/2006
First Reviewed: 08/18/2006
Notes: Coffee Sales; Outdoor Seating

Review
Rustic cafe in the middle of downtown Mendocino is split between two separate sides by the bathrooms: on the right is the coffee preparation and serving area, and on the left is the general seating, Internet access, and live entertainment area (typically live guitar in the evenings). They also have a pickup window facing the street. Inside the seating area, there are red walls and flat screen TVs. In the brewing area, they use a three-group La Pavoni to pull espresso shots with a thinner layer of medium brown crema. The resulting cup is rather thin on body. It has an ashier taste with smokiness - although it's not quite bitter.