Café Kevah

Overall Rating: 4.600

Address: Highway 1
Cross Street(s): 3 mi S of Big Sur State Park
City, State ZIP: Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone: 831.667.2345
Hours: Su-Sa 9am-6pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 5.00
Barista: 3
Savvy: 3
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 4.20
Aroma: 4
Body: 3
Brightness: 5
Crema: 4
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: -1.0
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Estate Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Hall China
Price: $4.00
Last Update: 10/09/2010
First Reviewed: 10/09/2010
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Self-service café just beneath Nepenthe with ridiculously overpriced, terribly underperforming espresso. But with a view over the Big Sur cliffs and shore from its patio. There are a number of solid, round tables surrounding by plastic chairs under parasols. Using a two-group La Marzocco Linea (from Pacific Espresso) behind the counter (with portafilter handles frequently left cooling in the drip tray), they pull gargantuan, oversized single shots that fill their large Hall demitasses. The shot has a thin, white-pale crema that barely coats the surface. It's weak and diluted given its size, of course, but the flavor isn't as watery considering. But it's still a watered down flavor of mild spices. A criminal espresso made all the more offensive for its $4 price tag.