Works, The

Overall Rating: 6.450

Address: 667 Lighthouse Ave.
Cross Street(s): Park St.
City, State ZIP: Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone: 831.372.2242
Hours: M-Sa 7am-6pm; Su 8am-5pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar
Cafe Rating: 5.50
Barista: 7
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Pavoni
Coffee Rating: 7.40
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 8
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 1.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Co
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.95
Last Update: 01/26/2013
First Reviewed: 01/26/2013
Notes: Coffee Accessory Sales

Proprietors Robert & Leela Marcum established this storefront to create a communal space for tea (Rishi) and a good book. It's a bookstore and gallery in the back and a café in the front. They offer some window stool seating along Lighthouse Ave., a couple of sofas, and mostly dingy wood café table and chair seating inside. They also boast a pour-over ("brew") bar. For espresso, they use a three-group La Pavoni to pull shots with a Medium brown, healthy, rich-looking crema served high in a paper cup. It's potent, with a sharper tobacco flavor. Plus some hints of ashiness from the darker roasting.