Cup-A-Joe Coffee House

Overall Rating: 6.600

Address: 896 Sutter St.
Cross Street(s): Leavenworth St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94109
Neighborhood: Nob Hill
Phone: 415.563.7745
Hours: M-Sa 7am-10pm; Su 7am-8pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar
Cafe Rating: 7.20
Barista: 7
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 6.00
Aroma: 6
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Lavazza
Cup Manufacturer: Le Porcellane d'ANCAP
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 08/01/2003
First Reviewed: 08/01/2003
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Corner espresso bar with a clean, well-kept interior. The tattooed and pierced baristas are far edgier than the place's decor. Airy windows along Leavenworth and Sutter open up to many sidewalk tables. Several computers with Internet access. Also a true bar with several beers on tap. Big on Lavazza signage, cups, and bean sales. Espresso is served with a dark brown, thin layer of congealed crema. With a slightly bitter, woody flavor that's primarily herbal with some smokiness. Not nearly as sweet as many other area Lavazzas (save for the bottom of the cup).