Martha & Brothers Coffee Company

Overall Rating: 7.100


Address: 2800 California St.
Cross Street(s): Divisadero St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94115
Neighborhood: Pacific Heights
Phone: 415.931.2281
Hours: M-F 5:30am-8pm; Sa-Su 6:30am-7pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 7.20
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Faema
Coffee Rating: 7.00
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 8
Crema: 6
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Martha & Brothers
Cup Manufacturer: Unknown
Price: $2.00
Last Update: 06/06/2007
First Reviewed: 06/06/2007
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales; Outdoor Seating

Review
A fairly busy corner café on a busier intersection, this outlet has a few outdoor tables in front. Inside they have dark wood chairs and faux black marble café tables. The walls are covered in coffee accessories for sale: French presses, beans, etc. Using a three-group Faema E91 Diplomat, they pull a short espresso shot with a medium brown layer of crema of limited thickness. It's surprisingly not as ashy as some Martha & Bros. outlets can get, though it has a pungent, smoky flavor. Here the coffee menu only offers short shots of espresso for $2.