Peet's Coffee & Tea

Overall Rating: 6.100

Address: 1776 4th St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Hearst Ave. & Virginia St.
City, State ZIP: Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone: 510.525.3207
Hours: M-F 6am-7pm; Sa-Su 7am-7pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 6.00
Barista: 6
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 5
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Faema
Coffee Rating: 6.20
Aroma: 6
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 7
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Peet's Coffee & Tea
Cup Manufacturer: Other Ceramic
Price: $1.20
Last Update: 09/28/2003
First Reviewed: 09/28/2003
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales; Outdoor Seating

Arguably the weakest espresso at all reviewed Peet's. Corner location with enclosed patio views of 4th Street as it goes upscale. Small beverage bar compared to the bean & leaf space. No real indoor seating, but plenty outside. Heavy clientele affinity for "fluffy" quasi-coffee drinks. Painfully slow service. Espresso is served with a decent layer of medium brown crema. Flavor of some light smoky notes. Some grounds/grit at the bottom of the cup, which is a large drip cup. Their lack of demitasses (other than paper ones) is telling.