|Peet's in the Charleston Center suburban strip mall. They have a short patio with very limited sidewalk seating and a bench with a lovely view of a dank concrete garage. Inside there's an assortment of wooden café tables and benches and the usual Wall o' Merchandising plus a counter for bean sales. The clientele here are decidedly "more mature" than some Bay Area Peet's. They use a three-group La Marzocco Linea inside a small service area, with an Astra machine on the side for occasional milk-frothing during customer surges. They pull plain but drinkable shots with a medium brown crema of modest thickness. Flavorwise, it has a pungent herbal and smoky taste. The milk-frothing consistency is decent, but not great, and stereotypically over-generous. However, the milk fails in combination -- making this one of the more underwhelming and bland Peet's in town. Cappuccinos, etc. can be a flavorless, dishwatery joke here compared to some Peet's.