|This coffee shop opened in 2009 in this transitional neighborhood, and it has since earned something of a loyal following in San Diego. There's outdoor sidewalk seating in front with three metal tables and a parasol. Just inside the front door there's a small room with three tables and artwork made of burlap coffee sacks on the walls. Past that is the main bay, a large space with slab concrete floors consisting of serving, roasting, and retail space. There are three additional metal tables with steel stools for seating, a baker's rack of roasted coffee, brewing equipment, and tea, a yellow Diedrich roaster at the center (they're a certified organic roaster), a UNIC mobile cart in back, and brick walls. The comparatively small service area features a menu split between "regular" and "premium" espresso shots, served from a two-group La Marzocco Strada, in addition to pour-over coffee and (nitro) cold brew. Using their House Espresso, they pulled a shot with an event medium brown crema that ran slightly thin on thickness. It was light-bodied, fruity, and expressed some mild spice in addition to some roasted almond bitterness -- a touch of which might be due to slight overextraction. It's a solid shot that shows some softness around the edges that could be tightened up with stricter standards. Served in a white notNeutral demitasse with sparkling water on the side.