The Plant - Cafe Organic

Overall Rating: 5.900

Address: 780 S. Airport Blvd.
Cross Street(s): San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 2, near Gate 51B
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94128
Neighborhood: SFO
Phone: 650.821.9290
Hours: Su-Sa 5am-11pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 4.50
Barista: 6
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 3
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 7.30
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: 0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Blue Bottle Coffee Co.
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $2.25
Last Update: 04/28/2014
First Reviewed: 04/28/2014
Notes: Coffee Sales

This outlet of the mini-chain opened in 2011 and does a bit of justice for decent espresso in SFO airport in Terminal 2, near Gate 51B. They even sell Blue Bottle Coffee beans besides their usual allotment of salads, panini, and prepared coffees. Using a two-group Linea they pull shots with a body on the thinner side with a medium brown crema. It has a balanced flavor of mild spices and some herbal pungency. But more notable is that there isn't really anything else nearby to its standards. For example, they serve an 8-oz cappuccino and a 12-oz latte. While the cappuccino may be large and a little milk by the 5.5-oz standard, it's a whale of an improvement over what goes by the same name at the Peet's across the way. Milk frothing is also pretty adequate.