Peet's Coffee & Tea

Overall Rating: 6.100


Address: 1776 4th St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Hearst Ave. & Virginia St.
City, State ZIP: Berkeley, CA 94710
Neighborhood:
Phone: 510.525.3207
Hours: M-F 6am-7pm; Sa-Su 7am-7pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 6.00
Barista: 6
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 5
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Faema
Coffee Rating: 6.20
Aroma: 6
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 7
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Peet's Coffee & Tea
Cup Manufacturer: Other Ceramic
Price: $1.20
Last Update: 09/28/2003
First Reviewed: 09/28/2003
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales; Outdoor Seating

Review
Arguably the weakest espresso at all reviewed Peet's. Corner location with enclosed patio views of 4th Street as it goes upscale. Small beverage bar compared to the bean & leaf space. No real indoor seating, but plenty outside. Heavy clientele affinity for "fluffy" quasi-coffee drinks. Painfully slow service. Espresso is served with a decent layer of medium brown crema. Flavor of some light smoky notes. Some grounds/grit at the bottom of the cup, which is a large drip cup. Their lack of demitasses (other than paper ones) is telling.