With only four and a half days in San Francisco and so many coffee places to try I was lucky enough to sample some of the best in the city. I’ve been to Blue Bottle Coffee, Sightglass Coffee Roasters and Ritual Coffee Roasters. On my last night I was able to get the chance to try the newest coffee in town, Contraband Coffee Bar.
The always present drip-over filters, this time perched on shiny stainless steel.
I’ve always wanted to try a mocha since I read other stores used specialty chocolate ganache mixed with espresso and milk. At Contraband they used Ghirardelli cocoa powder mixed with water to make their chocolate sauce.
I was really disappointed with my mocha. The drink tasted like mild chocolate milk. There was barely any coffee that I could taste. It needed an extra shot of espresso or two. Next time I’ll stick to my usual drip-over coffee.
Contraband Coffee Bar
1415 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA