Oasis Convenience

Overall Rating: 2.300

Address: 215 Fremont St.
Cross Street(s): Howard St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94105
Neighborhood: SOMA
Phone: None
Hours: M-F 6am-5pm
Type of Establishment: Convenience Store (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 2.20
Barista: 2
Savvy: 2
Ambiance: 3
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Conti
Coffee Rating: 2.40
Aroma: 3
Body: 3
Brightness: 2
Crema: 2
Flavor: 2
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Peerless
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.25
Last Update: 10/08/2004
First Reviewed: 10/08/2004
Notes: Temperature Control Problems

Along with Cafe Enhancement, Schwab employees entering this building are offered not one but two options for crema-less espresso in a paper cup with poor brewing temperatures and the flavor of weak drip coffee. Sandwiches, toiletries, and coffee make for a volatile combination. They allow their portafilters to cool outside of the machine. And when they leave them in, they rinse them with cold water before brewing. Using a two-group Conti machine, they produce a thin espresso that fills a good part of a paper cup. With a micro-thin crema film. Run, don't walk, to Starbucks if you must.