Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Fin's Coffee

Location: 1104 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz

Reviewed: June 1, 2008

Espresso: Fin's serves the infamous Malabar Gold as their exclusive blend. Malabar Gold has a substantial proportion (20-25%) of robusta; the taste reflects this, as the distinctive burnt-tire notes predominate. They served my double in a 12oz. paper cup (even though I specified "for here"), but apart from that, the barista ground and tamped the shot, which provided a thick dark crema. It was about 2oz. in total volume.

Atmosphere: Fin's is a small shop with large picture windows and a beach theme. There are plushy fish scattered around here and there.

Verdict: Decent if you like Malabar Gold.