NaS Coffee

Overall Rating: 4.800


Address: 275 Battery St.
Cross Street(s): On Sacramento St., btwn Battery & Sansome Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94111
Neighborhood: Financial District
Phone: 415.421.4627
Hours: M-F 7am-5pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 4.50
Barista: 6
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 4
Presentation: 2
Consistency: Consistent
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 5.10
Aroma: 3
Body: 7
Brightness: 6
Crema: 4
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: -0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Peerless
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.55
Last Update: 10/29/2010
First Reviewed: 10/29/2010
Notes: Coffee Sales

Review
Located at the ground floor of an office building that's oddly closer to Battery St. than it is to Sansome St., this is a small office-worker coffee shop that's part of an ever-elusive tiny SF chain. The chain's name alone has made us avoid their tea for obvious reasons. Inside there are a couple of café tables and a center counter area with a newer two-group La Spaziale machine. With it they pull shots with a thin, medium brown crema that breaks in the center. But the shot is modestly sized (in a paper cup, mind you), resulting in a potent body at least. Despite the ashy aroma, the flavor is more in the tobacco and smoke range. NaS has always picked different coffee roasters, and lately they've gone lowball cheap with Peerless.