Flying Goat Coffee

Overall Rating: 7.950

Address: 10 Fourth St.
Cross Street(s): Wilson St.
City, State ZIP: Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: 707.575.1202
Hours: M-F 7am-6pm; Sa-Su 8am-6pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 8.20
Barista: 8
Savvy: 8
Ambiance: 9
Presentation: 8
Consistency: Consistent
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 7.70
Aroma: 8
Body: 7
Brightness: 8
Crema: 8
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: -0.5
Size: L
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Flying Goat Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Italy Ceramic
Price: $2.50
Last Update: 10/28/2012
First Reviewed: 08/18/2006
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales; Outdoor Seating

Large Santa Rosa outlet of this Healdsburg-based chain café and roastery is located across from the Santa Rosa train station. Bright and airy space feels like a former Victorian home. Separate rooms with café tables and chairs, outdoor sidewalk seating by the railroad tracks, and a long metal espresso bar for service. They use a two-group La Marzocco GB/5 (formerly a three-group Linea) to pull espresso shots with a speckled, medium brown crema of good thickness. The cup has good merits all around, although the body is a touch thin. Flavorwise, it's herbal with some spice notes. Served high in Espresso Supply cup (F.A.C.). Their milk frothing is also quite good: thick.