Saturday, September 01, 2007

Nomad Cafe

Location: 6500 Shattuck Ave., Oakland

Reviewed: August 31, 2007

Espresso: My simple request for a single espresso inexplicably took two or three employees and nearly 10 minutes to process. What eventually resulted was about 1.5oz. of overly hot, slightly astringent espresso with a mild spice flavour. The crema was thin and pale. The shot was not ground to order, and they didn't add very much coffee to the portafilter.

Atmosphere: Small and crowded with slow-moving employees.

Verdict: Not very good, but at least it's fair-trade.

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