Starbucks Coffee

Overall Rating: 4.500


Address: 780 Market St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Stockton & Grant Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94102
Neighborhood: Union Square
Phone: 415.677.4493
Hours: M-F 5am-8pm; Sa 6am-7pm; Su 6am-5pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 4.00
Barista: 3
Savvy: 3
Ambiance: 5
Presentation: 5
Consistency: Very inconsistent
Espresso Machine: Verismo
Coffee Rating: 5.00
Aroma: 3
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 5
Flavor: 5
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Turpeny
Coffee Beans: Starbucks Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: China Ceramic
Price: $1.75
Last Update: 04/23/2010
First Reviewed: 06/03/2009
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales

Review
In these later days of CoffeeRatings.com, it's much more difficult for us to stomach a visit to yet another Starbucks. This one fits the mold, although it's a bit small for a downtown café. It has tall ceilings, limited window seating, and a lone sofa with two café tables. And of course they promote the crap out of new Norah Jones and Andrea Bocelli CDs. Using dual Mastrena machines, they produce Starbucks-pedestrian shots of espresso with thinning, pale crema. It has a tepid pepper flavor with a touch of smoky ash. However, this location can be extremely erratic: occasionally they serve a run of drinks that coworkers have said "tastes like ass". Spin that roulette wheel here, if you dare.