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.