Saturday, March 25, 2006


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.

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