Starbucks Coffee

Overall Rating: 5.550

Address: 1187 San Carlos Ave.
Cross Street(s): Laurel St.
City, State ZIP: San Carlos, CA 94070
Phone: 650.802.0534
Hours: M-F 5:30am-9pm; Sa 5:30am-8:30pm; Su 5:30am-7:30pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 5.00
Barista: 6
Savvy: 5
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Thermoplan
Coffee Rating: 6.10
Aroma: 6
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 7
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: -0.5
Size: L
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Starbucks Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.55
Last Update: 01/13/2009
First Reviewed: 01/13/2009
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales; Outdoor Seating

Despite the chain's many inconsistencies, this is your typical suburban Starbucks. Though it opened up in late 2008. It shows in the two new Mastrena machines here. There's some seating on the tile benches along San Carlos Ave. and some café table seating along Laurel St. They serve shots of a slighly large pour with a medium brown, even crema that looks like something that came out of a mechanized contraption. The usual Starbucks flavor of mild pepper and spice, with just a touch of wateriness to it. The barista upgraded us free to a doppio when ordering a solo, so go crazy.