Peet's Coffee & Tea

Overall Rating: 7.000


Address: 54 West Portal Ave.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Ulloa & Vicente Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94127
Neighborhood: West Portal
Phone: 415.731.0375
Hours: M-F 5:30am-8pm; Sa 7am-8pm; Su 7am-7pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 6.80
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 7.20
Aroma: 7
Body: 8
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: S
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Peet's Coffee & Tea
Cup Manufacturer: Other Ceramic
Price: $1.95
Last Update: 03/27/2015
First Reviewed: 03/27/2015
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales; Outdoor Seating

Review
Wow - another Peet's chain store. Who could have imagined? True, unlike some chain stores, the Peet's here encourages teal-haired baristas. While Peet's may have converted from a bean & leaf to a retail beverage shop decades ago, you wouldn't notice that here given the great dearth of seating options. There's a huge wall of merchandising, but only a short bench for two in front with about a half-dozen café tables spread throughout the entire store - it can barely seat a baseball lineup. They also offer metal café tables and chairs along West Portal Ave. in front, however. Using a three-group La Marzocco Linea, they serve espresso properly short shot with a medium brown, relatively even crema. It's practically a single sip shot, yet it has a good balance with a somewhat muted personality beyond the usual herbal elements, spices, and some wood flavor notes. Served in a non-descript white demitasse by request.