|This downtown Oakland coffee house sits at the base of the historic Tribune Building. It's a smallish space with ceiling fans and windows that open, a large front window for people-watching over the sidewalk at window counter stools, and a few indoor café tables and chairs/benches with a wall of merchandising in the back. (They sell Stumptown, Chromatic, and Verve coffee retail.) Wooden surfaces, large stone tiles on the floor, and a white, two-group La Marzocco FB/80. They offer pour-over and Chemex coffee as well. A multi-roaster café, they rotate their bean stocks and were serving Counter Culture's Big Trouble for this review. (They served Linea Caffe for pour-overs.) They pulled three-sips-short shots with a mottled medium-brown crema and a rather broad flavor of spices, some herbs, and brightness with a bigger kick at the end - but still lacking much heavy acidity. It's a relatively lively cup, but with a flavor profile that isn't too distinctive. Served in white notNeutral cups.