Starbucks Coffee

Overall Rating: 5.300

Address: 199 Fremont St., Unit 110
Cross Street(s): At the corner of Howard & Beale Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94111
Neighborhood: SOMA
Phone: 415.615.0458
Hours: M-F 5:30am-6:30pm
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: 5.10
Aroma: 4
Body: 5
Brightness: 6
Crema: 5
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: -0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Starbucks Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Other Ceramic
Price: $1.35
Last Update: 03/24/2006
First Reviewed: 03/24/2006
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales

Another faceless Starbucks-branded experience attached to an office building atrium, this time its for the accountants and consultants in the 199 Fremont building. They have a few indoor tables and the mandatory for-sale Starbucks soundtrack overhead - the typical Pottery Barn selection of jazz classics with 'nuevo electronico' riffs. Using dual Verismo machines, they produce an espresso with a very pale crema that barely covers the surface of the anonymously manufactured Starbucks for-here cup. Volumewise, the pour isn't too excessive, and it has a darker roast flavor primarily dominated by smokiness. But this is hardly a stretch from their drip coffee.