Bay Blend Coffee & Tea

Overall Rating: 5.400


Address: 1905 Mission St.
Cross Street(s): 15th St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94103
Neighborhood: Mission
Phone: 415.551.2536
Hours: Su-Sa 6am-7pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar
Cafe Rating: 6.20
Barista: 5
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Promac
Coffee Rating: 4.60
Aroma: 4
Body: 4
Brightness: 5
Crema: 6
Flavor: 4
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Bay Blend Coffee & Tea
Cup Manufacturer: Nuova Point
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 03/18/2008
First Reviewed: 03/18/2008
Notes: Coffee Sales

Review
This corner café overlooks the dicier corner of 15th & Mission Sts. A clean, new interior with faux marbletop café tables, stools and chairs - and dentist office music piped in. They offer salads and sandwiches, and they use a three-group Promac for espresso shots. The shots have a minimal pale-to-medium brown crema. And while the barista wisely asks if you want your shot short or long, the short shot is still weakly bodied and flavored. It has a smoky tobacco taste with some ashiness only imrpoved by its muted, diluted potency. Served in classic brown Nuova Point cups.