Peet's Coffee & Tea

Overall Rating: 7.350

Address: Two Embarcadero Center, Suite R2113
Cross Street(s): Along Front St., btwn Sacramento & Clay Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94111
Neighborhood: Financial District
Phone: 415.869.1744
Hours: M-F 5:30am-7pm; Sa 7am-7pm; Su 8am-6pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 7.50
Barista: 8
Savvy: 8
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 7.20
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Nut-like
Coffee Beans: Peet's Coffee & Tea
Cup Manufacturer: IPA
Price: $1.30
Last Update: 02/06/2006
First Reviewed: 02/06/2006
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales; Outdoor Seating

Busy Embarcadero Center corner outlet with quick morning lines and very limited seating: one windowside bench for three and a couple of metal outdoor tables along Front St. This location attracts the sunglasses-in-the-fog and fashion shopping bag set as well as well-heeled local workers. In the busy mornings, their huffing barista is a human factory for producing about a shot every 10 seconds from a heavily loaded, lone three-group La Marzocco. Their espresso has a medium brown crema of average thickness (average for Peet's). Decent, but not great, body. Flavor of malted brazil nuts and some smokiness.