NaS Coffee

Overall Rating: 4.450

Address: 101 Spear St., Ste A9
Cross Street(s): Btwn Mission & Howard Sts., in the Rincon Center food court
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94105
Neighborhood: Embarcadero
Phone: 415.777.4627
Hours: M-Sa 7am-3pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 4.20
Barista: 5
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 4
Presentation: 2
Consistency: Consistent
Espresso Machine: Nuova Simonelli
Coffee Rating: 4.70
Aroma: 3
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 4
Flavor: 5
Taster's Correction: -0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Ashy
Coffee Beans: Adam's Organic Coffees
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.45
Last Update: 06/28/2006
First Reviewed: 12/18/2003
Notes: None

Deep inside Rincon Center One, this counter serves coffee among the food court seating near the indoor waterfall. They use a portable boom box of sorts to play cheesy pop music while you sip. Always-friendly baristas serve espresso at a somewhat high brewing temperature at times. From their Nuova Simonelli, they produce an espresso with a crema that can vary from a deep, dark brown, and thin to something that barely forms a ring around a paper cup. It has a dark body and a slightly ashy, bitter flavor. The staff here are a bit secretive about their bean suppliers, though Adam's Organic is clearly one of them. They focus on Fair Trade and organic beans only.