Peet's Coffee & Tea

Overall Rating: 6.500

Address: 2156 Chestnut St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Pierce & Steiner Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94123
Neighborhood: Marina
Phone: 415.931.8302
Hours: M-F 5:30am-7pm; Sa 6am-8pm; Su 6am-7pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 6.80
Barista: 6
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 6.20
Aroma: 6
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 7
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Peet's Coffee & Tea
Cup Manufacturer: Japan Ceramic
Price: $1.30
Last Update: 09/14/2006
First Reviewed: 09/14/2006
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales; Outdoor Seating

Most of the real estate at this Peet's is devoted to a counter for bean sales and a wall rack of retailing . The espresso bar is 'hidden' at the back. For seating, there's a bench on the sidewalk in front, some window counter seating, and seating at a small counter - but it's generally limited. Using a three-group La Marzocco Linea, they pull espresso shots with a speckled, medium brown crema of decent thickness. It has a surprisingly thinner body for Peet's, and thus the flavor lacks potency. Otherwise, it tastes of mild spice and pepper.