First Crush

Overall Rating: 4.500

Address: 101 Cyril Magnin St.
Cross Street(s): Ellis St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94102
Neighborhood: Union Square
Phone: 415.982.7874
Hours: Su-W 5pm-11pm; Th-Sa 5pm-12am
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 4.80
Barista: 2
Savvy: 3
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Moschetti
Coffee Rating: 4.20
Aroma: 2
Body: 6
Brightness: 4
Crema: 2
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 1.0
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Mr. Espresso
Cup Manufacturer: China Ceramic
Price: $3.00
Last Update: 06/27/2004
First Reviewed: 06/27/2004
Notes: None

S.F. location of a moderately upscale, hipster wine bar and restaurant. At the upstairs bar, they use a two-group Moschetti to produce an espresso with a very thin, light brown crema and almost no aroma. Despite their king-sized pour, the flavor is mellow and soft - with light spices, some woodiness, a hint of caramel-like sweetness, and no bitterness. Their choice of beans rotates almost weekly. Served in Chinese-made Crate & Barrel cups, with doubles served in Buffalo cups for only $0.25 more.