Archive for November, 2015

Best Value Coffees in Top 30

Best Value Coffees in Top 30

Our list of the Top 30 coffees of the year recognizes the skill and hard work of the growers and roasters who produce these fine coffees.  However, as a consumer, it’s only an academic exercise unless you can actually buy and enjoy the coffees on the list.  And, the coffees on the list are often […]

By November 30, 2015 Read Article
Expanded Rankings in 2015

Expanded Rankings in 2015

Our annual “Top 30” ranking of the thirty most noteworthy coffees of the year has attracted considerable attention over the past two years. As several readers have pointed out, however, our rankings have tended to favor high-scoring coffees produced from botanical varieties of Arabica with striking sensory properties: coffees of the Gesha/Geisha variety, coffees from […]

By November 20, 2015 Read Article
Fair Trade Certified Coffees

Fair Trade Certified Coffees

Consumers who prefer to buy coffees that promise to reconcile pleasure with generosity toward the people and environment responsible for that pleasure, and who want to feel some solid confirmation regarding the generosity part, should find useful recommendations among the ten coffees reviewed this month. Nine of the ten are Fair Trade Certified, meaning that, […]

Peet’s Buys Stake in Intelligentsia

Peet’s Buys Stake in Intelligentsia

On the heels of its acquisition of Portland’s Stumptown Coffee Roasters, California-based Peet’s Coffee & Tea has bought a majority stake in Intelligentsia Coffee.  Read more coverage at Fortune.com. Coffee Review has rated 40 Intelligentsia coffees over the years, starting with their famous Black Cat Blend in way back in 1998. The average rating for […]

By November 3, 2015 Read Article