Carmel Valley Coffee Roasting Company

Overall Rating: 5.300

Address: Ocean Ave.
Cross Street(s): Lincoln St., near the SW corner of the intersection
City, State ZIP: Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93923
Neighborhood: N/A
Phone: 831.626.2913
Hours: Su-Sa 7:00am-5:00pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating:
Barista: 6
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 6
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Rio
Coffee Rating:
Aroma: 6
Body: 4
Brightness: 3
Crema: 6
Flavor: 3
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Carmel Valley Roasting Company
Cup Manufacturer: BIA Cordon Bleu
Price: $1.75
Last Update: 3/19/2005
First Reviewed: 3/19/2005
Notes: Coffee Bean Sales, Coffee Accessory Sales


"Downtown" location of this chain fills its few tables up quickly, so prepare to share. Inside a barn-like building with yellow sponge paint, this place is packed with locals. Their equipment is supplied by Santa Cruz's own Pacific Espresso. Using a two-group Rio, they produce a medium-brown crema with a rather flat flavor that doesn't veer too far from drip coffee. I expect more from a supposed local roasting institution.