Lighthouse Coffee Company

Overall Rating: 6.000

NOTE: This location is CLOSED (no longer in business).

Address: 510 Lighthouse Ave., Suite #2
Cross Street(s): 15th St.
City, State ZIP: Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone: 831.920.1663
Hours: M-Sa 6:30am-5pm; Su 8am-2pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar
Cafe Rating: 6.00
Barista: 6
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 5
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Pavoni
Coffee Rating: 6.00
Aroma: 6
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Lighthouse Coffee Company
Cup Manufacturer: China Ceramic
Price: $2.00
Last Update: 03/10/2012
First Reviewed: 03/10/2012
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales; Outdoor Seating

The Caronia and Minafo families own and operate this local roaster and coffee shop. They offer limited seating among metal patio café tables under parasols along the sidewalk in front. Indoors there are a number of café tables, wood flooring, some counter seating, and a community bookshelf in the back. Using a red three-group La Pavoni machine, they pull shots with a rather pale, thinner crema on a large pour with a modest body and just about everything else. It tastes of a touch of ash on tobacco smokiness. Served in Cost Plus cups. Their milk frothing is entirely dry and dense with irregular bubbles. Supremely mediocre. [CLOSED: The owner since sold her half in 2012 to make it a Carmel Valley Coffee Roasting Company.]