Reviewed: Sept. 7, 2005
Location: 21265 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino. There is another location (not reviewed) in the Pruneyard, 1875 S. Bascom Rd., Campbell.
Espresso: The espresso served at Coffee Society is disappointing at best. The crema on my shot was pale and thin. The shot tasted mostly smoky and bitter, although it displayed a nice mouthfeel despite the thin crema.
Atmosphere: Coffee Society is located across the street from DeAnza College, which makes it popular and frequently crowded. The shop takes essentially the form of two rooms: the one that contains the espresso bar itself is narrow and L-shaped with the standard small cafe tables; the other room, off to one side, is squareish in format and contains comfy couches and armchairs. They have free wireless access, and local art is on display.
Verdict: Nice place but bad coffee.