Archive for December, 2010

Hario V60

Hario V60

There is hip and there is hip. The Hario V60 is definitely what the doctor ordered for the new slow coffee movement, that is brewed coffee done by hand, one cup at a time. I heard some marketing guru state the other day that the single-cup coffee market was going to be big. Really? That […]

By December 23, 2010 Read Article
Inside Ratings and Coffee Review

Inside Ratings and Coffee Review

Readers occasionally call Coffee Review to task for rating coffees too high. (On the other hand, others ask why we’ve never rated a coffee higher than 97. That latter question I’ll save for another time and another blog.) But in response to those harboring the “too high” suspicion, the first thing I would point out is that […]

By December 20, 2010 Read Article
Prize-Winning Coffees from Latin America

Prize-Winning Coffees from Latin America

The story this month may be more about what’s not reviewed here than what is. As in years past, we planned a review of competition-winning green coffees offered to North American consumers. These competitions are events “during which a jury of international cuppers spends several well-caffeinated days slurping, spitting and obsessing over a gradually narrowing […]

By December 7, 2010 |Reviews Tasting Report
Learning from Chocolate: The Pairing Experiment

Learning from Chocolate: The Pairing Experiment

A few weeks ago I took a few steps across a relatively new frontier of coffee connoisseurship known generally as “pairing,” i.e. recommending certain coffees that best pair with certain foods. Although I’ve always found the pairing process interesting, I’ve never pursued it in any depth. But when I was offered an opportunity (in this […]

By December 3, 2010 Read Article
Agtron Numerology

Agtron Numerology

If you’ve ever read a review on coffeereview.com, you’ve most likely noticed a pair of Agtron numbers listed below the attribute scores. Unless you work in the coffee industry, you probably don’t have a clear idea what these numbers represent. The inquisitive have undoubtedly copied and pasted the term Agtron into search engines to yield […]

By December 3, 2010 Read Article