Caf� Ramind

Overall Rating: 5.700

Address: 448 Larkin St.
Cross Street(s): Turk St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94102
Neighborhood: Civic Center
Phone: 415.885.0965
Hours: M-F 7:30am-7pm; Sa 9:30am-4:30pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 6.50
Barista: 6
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: UNIC
Coffee Rating: 4.90
Aroma: 5
Body: 4
Brightness: 4
Crema: 6
Flavor: 5
Taster's Correction: 0.5
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Illy
Cup Manufacturer: IPA
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 07/30/2008
First Reviewed: 07/30/2008
Notes: None

This caf� is something of an oddity. They brand themselves as "espresso - deli - Hawaiian BBQ". Sure enough, that's what they do. There's heavy Illy branding on and in the place -- empty industrial-sized cans line the walls, framed posters, etc. There are a few tables for dining, and the staff is courteous in serving you there. Using a UNIC Twin Rumba, they pull espresso shots very high to the rim of the Illy-logo designer IPA cups. It comes with a pale brown crema, and the pour size makes the espresso rather thin and watery. It tastes of a diluted pepper with some wood and a slightly sour edge.