Starbucks Coffee

Overall Rating: 4.650

Address: 3595 California St.
Cross Street(s): Spruce St., in the Laurel Village
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94118
Neighborhood: Laurel Heights
Phone: 415.387.2249
Hours: Su-Sa 12am-12am
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 4.50
Barista: 2
Savvy: 2
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Verismo
Coffee Rating: 4.80
Aroma: 4
Body: 5
Brightness: 6
Crema: 6
Flavor: 4
Taster's Correction: -1.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Ashy
Coffee Beans: Starbucks Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: China Ceramic
Price: $1.40
Last Update: 02/14/2007
First Reviewed: 02/14/2007
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales

A massive corner caf´┐Ż with Starbucks' typical heavy merchandising, amateur employees, and a very fast-food-like feel. However, unlike most fast food places, this outlet is open 24-7. The weekday daytime hours are particularly dominated by a largely female clientele (about 90%, and mostly what appear to be 'women of leisure' from the neighborhood). Using dual Verismo machines, they pull a shot of espresso rather full in a Starbucks ceramic cup with a modest layer of ligher brown crema. There is some mild spice, but there is more ashiness dominant in its flavor.