Trio Cafe

Overall Rating: 3.800

Address: 1870 Fillmore St.
Cross Street(s): Bush St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94115
Neighborhood: Fillmore
Phone: 415.563.2248
Hours: Tu-Sa 8am-5pm; Su 9am-5pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 5.00
Barista: 2
Savvy: 4
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Elektra
Coffee Rating: 2.60
Aroma: 3
Body: 2
Brightness: 5
Crema: 0
Flavor: 3
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Ashy
Coffee Beans: Mountanos Brothers
Cup Manufacturer: ACF
Price: $1.55
Last Update: 09/14/2006
First Reviewed: 09/14/2006
Notes: Outdoor Seating

There are a few small tables in front on the sidewalk with more extensive dining seating indoors. The clientele here tends to lean a little older - and more of a breakfast or chai crowd. Classical music plays overhead for a more relaxing feel. Using a classic, compact two-group Elektra, the barista pulls shots directly into a big metal pitcher before repouring them (why?!) into classic brown ACF cups. The resulting cup is rather foul - no crema with a bitter, ashy flavor.