Starbucks Coffee

Overall Rating: 5.700

Address: 565 Clay St.
Cross Street(s): Montgomery St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94111
Neighborhood: Financial District
Phone: 415.834.0578
Hours: M-F 3:30am-7pm; Sa 7am-5pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 5.50
Barista: 5
Savvy: 5
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 6
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Verismo
Coffee Rating: 5.90
Aroma: 5
Body: 6
Brightness: 7
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: -0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Starbucks Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Other Ceramic
Price: $1.35
Last Update: 02/11/2006
First Reviewed: 02/11/2006
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales

With the TransAmerica Pyramid across the street, this Starbucks with about a dozen indoor tables is something of a late nite hangout. Using two Verismo machines, they produce espresso with a pale crema of moderate thickness and large, suspended bubbles. It's served rather lukewarm and tastes a bit diluted - though there's some herb and tobacco flavor. Served in a Starbucks-issue cup with no saucer.