Caffe Acri

Overall Rating: 6.550

Address: 1 Main St.
Cross Street(s): Tiburon Blvd.
City, State ZIP: Tiburon, CA 94920
Phone: 415.435.8515
Hours: M-F 6am-6pm; Sa-Su 7am-6pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 7.00
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 6.10
Aroma: 7
Body: 5
Brightness: 6
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: LaCoppa Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Delco
Price: $2.00
Last Update: 10/26/2008
First Reviewed: 10/26/2008
Notes: Coffee Sales; Outdoor Seating

Since 2003, this café - near the Tiburon ferry pier - has served weekend bike riders and locals alike. They have dark café tables indoors and, for people watching, they have plenty of outdoor seating under parasols on the corner out front. Besides serving gelato, panini, and other Italian-themed edibles, they serve espresso from a four-group, ornate, eagle-capped copper La Spaziale. (Yes, they actually make such a thing.) Pulling shots from it, they produce an espresso with a faint, balding medium brown crema with a lighter body. It has a somewhat "funky" flavor of pungent spices, some caramel hints, and a slight medicinal edge.