Starbucks Coffee

Overall Rating: 5.300

Address: 3995 24th St.
Cross Street(s): Noe St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94114
Neighborhood: Noe Valley
Phone: 415.826.1118
Hours: M-Th 5:30am-10pm; F-Sa 5:30am-10:30pm; Su 6am-10pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 6.00
Barista: 7
Savvy: 5
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 5
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Verismo
Coffee Rating: 4.60
Aroma: 5
Body: 4
Brightness: 4
Crema: 4
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Starbucks Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: BIA Cordon Bleu
Price: $1.35
Last Update: 08/20/2003
First Reviewed: 08/20/2003
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales; Outdoor Seating

Quiet, studious Noe Valley chain caf´┐Ż - for wireless laptops and CCSF students down the street. Spacious, with several indoor tables and benches and bookcases filled with coffee accessories. Bench-only sidewalk seating in front. Barista pre-heats for-here cups (they actually have a stack of them, but no saucers) with hot water. Espresso is served with a very thin, pale crema that barely covers the cup. Flavor of mild spice and pepper - like a good drip coffee, so it lacks depth and robustness as an espresso. Tepid serving temperature.