Starbucks Coffee

Overall Rating: 4.400

NOTE: This location is CLOSED (no longer in business).

Address: 15 Sutter St.
Cross Street(s): Sansome St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94104
Neighborhood: Financial District
Phone: 415.433.9615
Hours: M-F 4:30am-5pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 3.50
Barista: 5
Savvy: 5
Ambiance: 2
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Verismo
Coffee Rating: 5.30
Aroma: 5
Body: 4
Brightness: 6
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: -0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Starbucks Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.35
Last Update: 07/07/2005
First Reviewed: 07/07/2005
Notes: Kiosk; Coffee Sales

Near the Flatiron Building, this kiosk arguably put the next door All Star Cafe & Bakery at 550 Market St. out of business in its first year of existence. There are morning lines of commuters waiting for their lattes, and an overworked crew of three in tight quarters gets the most out of their Verismo machine. The end result has a pale crema of decent thickness and a flavor of cedar and mild spice. A typical average effort from Starbucks. Unfortunately for consumers, the nearby All Star Cafe (and I am no fan of that chain) made significantly better espresso. [CLOSED: Prima Cosa Caffe as of 2010.]