Location: 1723 Mission St., Santa Cruz
There is another location (not reviewed) at 3701 Portola Dr.
Reviewed: March 25, 2006
Espresso: My double shot was pulled as a lungo around 3oz. in volume. It was light-bodied and had a thick layer of medium-brown crema that dissipated quite rapidly. The predominant taste was a spicy bittersweet note. The shot was not ground to order, although I was fortunate enough to have the grinder in operation immediately before I ordered my shot.
Atmosphere: Coffeetopia is a small shop with very limited seating. There are a few tables, and an integrated couch into one corner of the room. Free wifi and wooden floors make this a fairly typical location.
Verdict: Coffee is only ok, and location is nothing special. Still, possibly the best on Santa Cruz's westside.