Farmstand 46

Overall Rating: 6.650


Address: 3750 Highway 46 West
Cross Street(s): Vineyard Rd.
City, State ZIP: Templeton, CA 93465
Neighborhood:
Phone: 805.239.3661
Hours: Su-Sa 7am-7pm
Type of Establishment: Deli
Cafe Rating: 5.50
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 7.80
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 8
Crema: 8
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: 1.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Four Barrel Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $2.00
Last Update: 05/11/2010
First Reviewed: 05/11/2010
Notes: Coffee Sales; Outdoor Seating

Review
Opening in late 2009, the inside espresso bar started operating in early 2010. This is a wine country pit stop with corrugated metal siding, a popular sandwich shop/deli that announces orders over a P.A. system, a pizza oven that only works weekends, and a small produce market all rolled into one. Outdoor seating only. They've always offered Four Barrel Coffee for retail sale, and now they serve Friendo Blendo for espresso. Using a two-group La Marzocco Linea at the espresso bar/cashier, they oddly use only paper cups. The resulting shot is short, the body is a touch thinner than expected, but it has a bolder flavor of smoke, pepper, and some tobacco with a honey-edged sweetness. Definitely one of the nicer espresso shots in town, even if you have to put up with paper cups to get it.