Deep Space Coffee

Overall Rating: 7.800

Address: 504 Central Ave. SW
Cross Street(s): 5th St. SW
City, State ZIP: Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505.322.2812
Hours: M-F 8am-4pm; Sa-Su 9am-4pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar
Cafe Rating: 7.50
Barista: 8
Savvy: 8
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 8.10
Aroma: 8
Body: 8
Brightness: 8
Crema: 8
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: 0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Picacho Coffee Roasters
Cup Manufacturer: Tuxton
Price: $3.00
Last Update: 03/15/2016
First Reviewed: 03/15/2016
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales

It's a coffee shop fitting for the faraway-planet-like environment of downtown Albuquerque. Located along the old US Route 66, next to Lindy's Diner, this bare space opened in Jan. 2016. Its interior is stark black and white, frequently adorned in stripes, with cement or brick walls, scuffed square tile floors, and a worn wooden service counter littered with woodcut puzzle pieces of their logo (aka, their "business card"). There are several tables inside, often attended by students and/or laptop zombies, with window counter seating in front beneath glass block windows. They work closely with Chad Morris, roastmaster at the Las Cruces, NM Picacho Coffee Roasters - one of the best roasters in the state. They serve V60 pour-overs in addition to espresso drinks. Using a two-group La Marzocco Linea at the back of the rectangular space they pulled shots of Picacho's Sidami Ardi Natural to produce a cup with a mottled medium-to-darker brown crema. As a single origin Ethiopian, it exhibits a broader flavor profile with some bright fruit balanced with body and darker herbal elements with more spice and warming elements at its core. Served with a glass of sparkling water on the side.