Geyserville Mud

Overall Rating: 4.900

Address: 21001 Geyserville Ave.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Crowell Sr. & CA Hwy 128
City, State ZIP: Geyserville, CA 95441
Phone: 707.237.1771
Hours: M-Sa 7am-6pm; Su 8am-5pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar
Cafe Rating: 5.20
Barista: 4
Savvy: 3
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 4.60
Aroma: 5
Body: 3
Brightness: 5
Crema: 6
Flavor: 5
Taster's Correction: -1.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Thanksgiving Coffee Co.
Cup Manufacturer: China Ceramic
Price: $1.65
Last Update: 11/13/2010
First Reviewed: 11/13/2010
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales; Outdoor Seating

This is a typical Wine Country espresso stop - down to its poor espresso. Located at the end of 'downtown' Geyserville, this shop is made of brick and wood with a number of interior chairs and five stools at a serving counter. Outside in front there are a couple of microscopic, decorative sidewalk tables. The staff is perky and efficient - and a bit heavy for this neighborhood. Using a plain two-group La Spaziale and Thanksgiving Coffee Co. beans (they're heavy on the Thanksgiving branding), they pull shots with a very thin, mottled medium and lighter brown crema. The shot is over-extracted, watery, thin. Tastes like slightly ashy filter drip coffee, served in colorful cups from Cost Plus World Market.