Martha & Brothers Coffee Company

Overall Rating: 6.500


Address: 4726 Mission St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Persia & Leo Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94112
Neighborhood: Excelsior
Phone: 415.337.1500
Hours: M-F 5:30am-6pm; Sa-Su 6:30am-6pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 5.80
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Faema
Coffee Rating: 7.20
Aroma: 6
Body: 8
Brightness: 8
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Martha & Brothers
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 05/19/2006
First Reviewed: 05/19/2006
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales; Outdoor Seating

Review
This location of the Martha & Bros. chain opened in late 2005. It has the usual Martha & Bros. Latin feel - down to many of the patrons. It also feels new and clean inside, with wide windows in front and copper wrapped around the coffee bar. They have several small indoor café tables, a sofa, large still lifes on the walls, and two benches on the sidewalk out front. The midday sounds of KOIT radio may make you want to slit your wrists, but it's a pleasant place for coffee in the Excelsior. Using a three-group Faema E91 Ambassador, they pull modest-sized espresso shots with a medium brown, swirled crema of decent thickness. It has that Martha & Bros. darkly roasted aroma and flavor along with a bolder taste of tobacco. Solid body in a paper cup.