Chat Roasting Company

Overall Rating: 6.500

Address: 301 Arkansas St.
Cross Street(s): 18th St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94107
Neighborhood: Potrero Hill
Phone: 415.206.0300
Hours: M-F 6am-7pm; Sa 7am-7pm; Su 7am-6pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar
Cafe Rating: 6.20
Barista: 6
Savvy: 8
Ambiance: 5
Presentation: 6
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 6.80
Aroma: 7
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 1.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Unknown
Cup Manufacturer: Lubiana
Price: $1.00
Last Update: 06/14/2003
First Reviewed: 06/14/2003
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales

High-ceilinged corner espresso bar that's all about the coffee. Tubs of fresh roasted beans take up some floorspace. Bland interior with just a few tables. Espresso has a pale and creamy crema. Subtle pungent flavor. Served with a mis-matched serving dish for a saucer. (Once affiliated with Chatz Roasting Company near Modesto, CA. The cafés were sold off in Feb 2005 and are unaffiliated with the roaster. So while they claim they still use Chatz beans, Chatz says otherwise.)