Thirsty Bear Brewing Company

Overall Rating: 5.350


Address: 661 Howard St.
Cross Street(s): Third St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94105
Neighborhood: SOMA
Phone: 415.974.0905
Hours: M-Th 11:30am-10pm; F 11:30am-12am; Sa 12pm-12am; Su 5pm-10pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 5.50
Barista: 4
Savvy: 4
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 5.20
Aroma: 6
Body: 5
Brightness: 5
Crema: 5
Flavor: 5
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Caffè Roma
Cup Manufacturer: Tuxton
Price: $3.25
Last Update: 01/07/2006
First Reviewed: 01/07/2006
Notes: None

Review
Confused space isn't sure if it's a Spanish tapas place or a microbrewery, so it tries to do both. Fortunately, it doesn't do a bad job at either, and it tends to be quite popular. They improved their coffee standards in the past couple of years, replacing their two-group Laurentis with a less-clunky two-group La Spaziale. And they know proudly display their choice of Caffé Roma beans on their dessert menus. You can even order a "cortado" (an espresso with a bit of steamed milk, aka, a macchiato in Spanish). However, they pull an espresso with a medium brown crema that barely covers the surface of the cup. With a large water:coffee ratio, it naturally tastes of mild, watered-down pepper and spices. Olé.