Starbucks Coffee

Overall Rating: 5.000

Address: 398 Market St.
Cross Street(s): Front St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94111
Neighborhood: Financial District
Phone: 415.788.5856
Hours: M-F 5am-7pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 4.00
Barista: 3
Savvy: 3
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Verismo
Coffee Rating: 6.00
Aroma: 5
Body: 6
Brightness: 7
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Starbucks Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.35
Last Update: 06/22/2005
First Reviewed: 06/22/2005
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales

One of many former Pasqua Coffee shops that folded under the Starbucks machine years ago. This store marks a model for Starbucks' recent trend towards blandess and cheapness with equipment and employees. But it is a great location - pie shaped with windows lining the sidewalks outside, allowing in a lot of light and people watching. However, there are only four small indoor tables. Two brain-dead-to-operate Verismo machines, and no cups besides paper. The pour is straightforward - consistently average. With a light to medium brown crema. The flavor has an earthy woodiness to it, but otherwise doesn't really taste like espresso as much as good quality drip coffee.