San Francisco Coffee Roasting Company

Overall Rating: 4.100

Address: Pier 39
Cross Street(s): Off The Embarcadero
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94133
Neighborhood: Fisherman's Wharf
Phone: 415.393.9554
Hours: Su-Sa 7am-9:30pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar
Cafe Rating: 3.00
Barista: 4
Savvy: 4
Ambiance: 2
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Pavoni
Coffee Rating: 5.20
Aroma: 4
Body: 5
Brightness: 6
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: -1.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Unknown
Coffee Beans: San Francisco Coffee Roasting Company
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.75
Last Update: 05/14/2005
First Reviewed: 05/14/2005
Notes: Kiosk; Coffee Sales

This small outfit roasts twice weekly for this sole location, a sister to the nearby Pier Market Seafood Restaurant - also on Pier 39. As a tourist kiosk, you order inside and pick up at the window. They use a rare three-group La Pavoni, and with it they produce espresso with a light to medium brown crema that's thick enough to stick to sides of the short paper cup. They, like many places, brew direcrly into those small aluminum pitchers for some reason. It has an unusual aroma (not necessarily pleasant) and a decent roast flavor of milder spice, but there isn't a lot of flavor there to begin with.