Caff� Ida

Overall Rating: 5.950

Address: 303 Sacramento St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Front & Battery Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94111
Neighborhood: Financial District
Phone: 415.956.1677
Hours: M-F 6am-4pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar
Cafe Rating: 5.80
Barista: 6
Savvy: 5
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 6
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La San Marco
Coffee Rating: 6.10
Aroma: 6
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Caffe Trieste
Cup Manufacturer: ACF
Price: $1.95
Last Update: 10/27/2010
First Reviewed: 10/27/2010
Notes: Kiosk

This tiny sidewalk kiosk can be identified by its bold Caffe Trieste awning. Otherwise, there's little else to this tiny cubbyhole with a service window. Inside they use a two-group La San Marco to pull shots with a thin layer of medium brown crema. It scantily covers the surface of the cup, which is a slightly large pour with flavors of mild pepper and spice. The coffee shows a little age. The chatty, friendly barista may not know much about what goes into their coffee, but it's not watery despite its pour size. They also offer classic brown ACF cups (without saucer, mind you) if you're not in a to-go paper cup mood.