Peet's Coffee & Tea

Overall Rating: 6.700

Address: 1 Ferry Building, #C3
Cross Street(s): Embarcadero & Market St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94111
Neighborhood: Embarcadero
Phone: 415.593.3831
Hours: M-F 5:30am-7pm; Sa-Su 7am-7pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 6.80
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 7
Consistency: Consistent
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 6.60
Aroma: 7
Body: 6
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: -1.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Peet's Coffee & Tea
Cup Manufacturer: Japan Ceramic
Price: $1.55
Last Update: 05/04/2009
First Reviewed: 10/27/2003
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales

A newer and less than stellar Ferry Building outlet of this popular, and often very good, chain. Very limited window counter seating, otherwise it's paper cups to go. Using a La Marzocco Linea, they produce a thinner layer of medium-to-pale brown, very even crema. Subdued flavor, aroma, and brightness. A simple, narrow flavor of mild spice and what seems like marshmallow. The body, more recently, has also run thinner. The baristas here seem less skilled than at their other locations, making it a weak link in the Peet's chain. But it's Peet's: it's still pretty good.