Peet's Coffee & Tea

Overall Rating: 7.000

Address: 450 Sansome St., Suite 1
Cross Street(s): Clay St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94111
Neighborhood: Financial District
Phone: 415.321.5280
Hours: M-F 5:30am-6:30pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 7.20
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 7
Consistency: Consistent
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 6.80
Aroma: 6
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Peet's Coffee & Tea
Cup Manufacturer: Japan Ceramic
Price: $1.55
Last Update: 11/17/2008
First Reviewed: 11/05/2008
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales

This Peet's chain opened a while after the NaS Coffee chain in this building complex (located more along the pedestrian way of Commercial St.) closed in 2005. It's enclosed in enough glass to make you feel as if you're in a fish tank, but that's good if you like natural light. It's a long storefront with small caf´┐Ż tables, chairs, and stools spread throughout. Using dueling two-group La Marzocco Linea machines, they pull shots with a rather even, medium-to-light-brown crema of some thickness and consistency. It has that Peet's smokiness and cloves flavor, and compares somewhat favorably to some other Peet's chain stores - although it clearly isn't among their best.