Caf� Bean

Overall Rating: 7.100

Address: 800 Sutter St.
Cross Street(s): Jones St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94109
Neighborhood: Nob Hill
Phone: 415.346.9527
Hours: M-Sa 6am-10pm; Su 6am-5pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar
Cafe Rating: 8.00
Barista: 8
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 9
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: UNIC
Coffee Rating: 6.20
Aroma: 6
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 7
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Illy
Cup Manufacturer: IPA
Price: $1.35
Last Update: 08/01/2003
First Reviewed: 08/01/2003
Notes: Coffee Sales; Outdoor Seating

Amsterdam-themed corner espresso bar with young patrons. Walls and table tops decorated with many cut-up photos of friends and family. Some leather stool seating at the window counter, and soft corner bench seating with pillows. Internet access. A couple outdoor tables with parasols. Heavy Illy branding down to the designer cups. The barista performs some serious tamping and produces espresso with a darker brown, partially-congealed, thin layer of crema. Flavor of nutmeg/spice with some smokiness. Some grit at bottom of the cup.