CoffeeShop_

Overall Rating: 7.100


Address: 3139 Mission St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Precita & Cesar Chavez Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94110
Neighborhood: Bernal Heights
Phone: 415.368.3802
Hours: M-F 7am-6pm; Sa-Su 9am-6pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 6.20
Barista: 8
Savvy: 8
Ambiance: 3
Presentation: 6
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Promac
Coffee Rating: 8.00
Aroma: 8
Body: 8
Brightness: 8
Crema: 8
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Ubuntu Coffee Cooperative
Cup Manufacturer: Pagnossin Italia Srl
Price: $2.50
Last Update: 10/25/2013
First Reviewed: 10/25/2013
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales

Review
This dive of a coffee shop has been operation since 2012, but the overwhelming majority of locals in the neighborhood wouldn't know it. It kind of defines the term "understated", so you pretty much have to stumble upon it. It's a tight space with no seating, inside nor out, though thankfully they do offer their espresso in "for here" cups anyway (Pagnossin cups with no saucer). Though even with the tight space and nothing to sit on, you'll often find people hanging out inside. In addition to espresso drinks they sell Hario drip coffee (they also sell the drippers) and baked goods from Batch. Their coffee is proudly sourced from Emeryville's Ubuntu Coffee Cooperative, which also explains some of the other "hippie crap" on the drink menu such as yerba mate and matcha. Using a two-group Promac, they pull shots with a very creamy texture. It has an even-textured medium brown crema with a flavor of pepper and mild spice with some modestly sharp brightness (to let you know the coffee is freshly roasted). But without potent fruitiness or candy-like sweetness. Three generous sips, and we're still not entirely sure why the espresso shots get the nickname "Dirty" here.