Yountville Coffee Caboose

Overall Rating: 7.050

NOTE: This location is CLOSED (no longer in business).

Address: 6523 Washington St.
Cross Street(s): Next to the V Marketplace (ex-Vintage 1870)
City, State ZIP: Yountville, CA 94599
Phone: 707.738.1153
Hours: M-F 7am-5:30pm; Sa-Su 8am-5:30pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar
Cafe Rating: 7.00
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 7.10
Aroma: 7
Body: 6
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 1.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Ritual Coffee Roasters
Cup Manufacturer: Nuova Point
Price: $2.25
Last Update: 02/13/2010
First Reviewed: 02/13/2010
Notes: Kiosk; Outdoor Seating

Opening in 2009, this unusual spot is part of the Napa Valley Railway Inn - sitting on abandoned railroad tracks, surrounded by fixed train cars, and converted into a coffee kiosk that also offers pastries from Sweetie Pies of Napa. Here there is only outdoor counter seating along a wooden counter with stools - overlooking a wheelchair ramp and Washington St. The shop promotes their use of Ritual Coffee Roasters beans and pulls natural double shots. After giving your order at the order window, the next window down features their three-group La Marzocco Linea and a number of press pots. The resulting shot - made from Ritual's Evil Twin blend - has an even, medium-to-light brown crema with a modest thickness and not much texture. The body isn't very thick either, but it has a good complex flavor of herbs, mild pepper, and some cedar. Served in unique brightly colored Nuova Point cups. A good cup. Though given everything else going into it, it should honestly be better. [CLOSED: as of 2014.]