Peet's Coffee & Tea

Overall Rating: 7.100

Address: 2139 Polk St., Suite C
Cross Street(s): Btwn Broadway & Vallejo Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94109
Neighborhood: Russian Hill
Phone: 415.474.1871
Hours: M-F 5:30am-7pm; Sa-Su 6am-7pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 7.00
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 7.20
Aroma: 6
Body: 8
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 1.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Peet's Coffee & Tea
Cup Manufacturer: Japan Ceramic
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 02/10/2008
First Reviewed: 02/10/2008
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales; Outdoor Seating

Like some Peet's, this location has a few metal sidewalk tables and some limited indoor seating despite its deep space. Using a three-group La Marzocco Linea, they pull medium-sized shots of espresso with a medium brown, swirled, textured crema. It has a rather rich, thicker body. There's a sharpness in its aftertaste, but it otherwise tastes of pungent cloves and some tobacco. Served with a mismatched cup and saucer. (And like more caf�s in town these days, they too offer their spent coffee and tea leaves for home composting.)