Flying Goat Coffee

Overall Rating: 6.750

Address: 419 Center St.
Cross Street(s): Plaza St.
City, State ZIP: Healdsburg, CA 95448
Phone: 707.433.8003
Hours: M-F 6am-1pm; Sa 7am-1pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 5.80
Barista: 8
Savvy: 8
Ambiance: 5
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
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: Paper
Price: $2.20
Last Update: 10/11/2008
First Reviewed: 10/11/2008
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales; Outdoor Seating

This installment of "The Goat" is a mere couple blocks up from their flagship café and next to the Raven Film Center strip mall. However, this spot is more for the locals than the wine-swilling tourists: there's nowhere to sit (save for a couple of tables outside on the sidewalk), the roasting operations run in the back, and they offer only paper cups for "to go" orders. Using a two-group La Marzocco GB/5, they pull a generously sized doppio with a speckled, textured medium brown and dark reddish crema of moderate thickness. Flavorwise, it's a lot like its neighbor (unsurprisingly): an herbal taste with some buttery notes and a sweeter finish. Plus paper from the serving cup, however.