Power Source Juice Bar & Gourmet Cafe

Overall Rating: 4.900

Address: 81 Fremont St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Mission & Market Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94105
Neighborhood: SOMA
Phone: 415.896.1312
Hours: M-F 7am-3:30pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 5.20
Barista: 4
Savvy: 4
Ambiance: 5
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Nuova Simonelli
Coffee Rating: 4.60
Aroma: 3
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 3
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: -1.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Illy
Cup Manufacturer: IPA
Price: $1.55
Last Update: 06/30/2005
First Reviewed: 06/30/2005
Notes: Coffee Sales

Organic-oriented juice bar and cafe run by Hungarian owner, Zsuzsanna Debreceni-Kis, that's covered with Illy logos. Three indoor tables, but surprisingly no sidewalk seating. Organic food and juices, smoothies, and a weekly lunch menu. The help, including the barista, includes a number of younger women without too much experience (they grind beans ahead of time). Using a two-group Nuova Simonelli, they pour espresso into tin pitchers. The result is an espresso with a very thin film of medium brown crema and a lukewarm serving temperature. Yet it has the characteristic Illy flavor of wood and mild spice. Served in Nuova Simonelli-logo IPA cups.