Flying Goat Coffee @ Santa Rosa

Overall Rating: 7.950

Address: 10 Fourth St.
Cross Street(s): Wilson St.
City, State ZIP: Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Neighborhood: N/A
Phone: 707.575.1202
Hours: M-F 7am-6pm; Sa-Su 8am-6pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating:
Barista: 8
Savvy: 8
Ambiance: 9
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating:
Aroma: 8
Body: 7
Brightness: 8
Crema: 8
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: -0.5
Size: L
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Flying Goat Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Other Ceramic
Price: $1.65
Last Update: 8/18/2006
First Reviewed: 8/18/2006
Notes: Outdoor Seating, Coffee Bean Sales, Coffee Accessory Sales


This large outlet of "The Goat" (as it is affectionately known by locals), a Healdsburg-based chain café and roastery, is located across from the Santa Rosa train station. Bright and airy space feels like a former Victorian home. Separate rooms with café tables and chairs, outdoor sidewalk seating by the railroad tracks, and a long metal espresso bar for service.

They use a three-group La Marzocco Linea to pull espresso shots with a speckled, medium brown crema of good thickness. The cup has good merits all around, although the body is a touch thin. Flavorwise, it's herbal with some spice notes. Served high in Espresso Supply cup (F.A.C.). Their milk frothing is also quite good: thick.