Chestnut Street Coffee Roastery

Overall Rating: 5.400

Address: 2331 Chestnut St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Divisadero & Scott Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94123
Neighborhood: Marina
Phone: 415.931.5282
Hours: M-F 5:30am-8pm; Sa-Su 6:30am-8pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 5.50
Barista: 5
Savvy: 5
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 6
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 5.30
Aroma: 6
Body: 5
Brightness: 6
Crema: 6
Flavor: 3
Taster's Correction: 0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Ashy
Coffee Beans: Chestnut Street Coffee Roastery
Cup Manufacturer: Homer Laughlin
Price: $1.25
Last Update: 07/06/2003
First Reviewed: 07/06/2003
Notes: Coffee Sales

High-ceilinged, cavernous, deep caf´┐Ż with on-site roasting equipment and dozens of indoor tables. Some baked goods, but here it's all about the coffee (a lot of beans prominently for sale too). Unfortunately, the coffee is a real missed opportunity. Served with a very thin, dark brown crema, their espresso is excessively dark with a burnt, ashy, bitter flavor. Beans are excessively over-roasted. It's hard to drink it without milk: this is why Americans primarily drink lattes. Served in mismatched ceramics.