Luv a Java

Overall Rating: 6.250


Address: 1300 Dolores St.
Cross Street(s): 26th St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94110
Neighborhood: Noe Valley
Phone: 415.401.6444
Hours: M-F 6am-8pm; Sa-Su 7am-8pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar
Cafe Rating: 6.50
Barista: 5
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Astoria
Coffee Rating: 6.00
Aroma: 6
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: McLaughlin Coffee Co.
Cup Manufacturer: Other Ceramic
Price: $1.25
Last Update: 02/26/2006
First Reviewed: 02/26/2006
Notes: Coffee Sales

Review
A relatively new, neighborhood, corner café on the outskirts of Noe Valley. Inside they have a large bookshelf of free reading material, Internet access, and several indoor tables with laptop users strewn about. Mike McLaughlin himself apparently assisted with their house blend of an Italian and French roast for their coffee, resulting in a strong cup without a nasty aftertaste. The serve espresso very full in a larger cup from a new, two-group Astoria that the owner swears by. The resulting espresso has a lighter, mottled crema with an obvious heat spot. A bolder flavor of tobacco, tar, and pepper.