Bouchon Bakery

Overall Rating: 6.600

Address: 6528 Washington St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Humboldt & Mulberry Sts.; off Highway 29
City, State ZIP: Yountville, CA 94599
Phone: 707.944.2253
Hours: M-Su 7am-7pm
Type of Establishment: Bakery
Cafe Rating: 7.20
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: UNIC
Coffee Rating: 6.00
Aroma: 7
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: -1.0
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Illy
Cup Manufacturer: IPA
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 02/13/2005
First Reviewed: 02/13/2005
Notes: Coffee Sales; Outdoor Seating

Small bakery/café with only outdoor seating among several patio tables & chairs (some with parasols) in a gravel patio. French baked goods bring travellers far and wide. However, they do a largely "paper cup" coffee business. Using a three-group UNIC Tri Diva, they will pour directly into into any Illy logo IPA cup. Served with a pale crema of decent thickness - despite its immense volume. It's surprisingly not bitter for its size, however. They use Illy pods and produce a cup with a thinner Illy flavor of mild spice and seasoned wood. Unfortunately they use their fresher Equator Estate Coffees exclusively for drip coffee and not espresso.