Javalencia Cafe

Overall Rating: 5.500

Address: 920 Valencia St.
Cross Street(s): 20th St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94110
Neighborhood: Mission
Phone: 415.824.4371
Hours: M-Su 7am-9pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 5.20
Barista: 4
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 5
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 5.80
Aroma: 6
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 5
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Local Micro-Roaster
Cup Manufacturer: Buffalo
Price: $1.25
Last Update: 10/04/2003
First Reviewed: 10/04/2003
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Brightly-colored walls and a row of regular Internet users. Two sidewalk tables, but why?: this is the Mission. A local woman roasts their beans. Espresso is served with an even, thin layer of dark brown crema that dissipates quickly. For such an excessive pour, it's surprisingly not bitter and manages to retain some body. Herbal flavor with some pepper notes. Presented in a large drip coffee cup without a saucer.