Coffee Review introduced the first-ever 100-point, wine-style coffee reviews to the
specialty coffee industry in 1997. Our mission is to help consumers identify and purchase superior quality coffees and, in the process, help drive demand and increase prices to reward farmers and roasters who invest time, energy, and capital in producing high quality coffee beans. To that end, Coffee Review publishes a monthly tasting report with related reviews based on cuppings conducted by Editor Kenneth Davids and our editorial team.
The following advertisers support our mission as an independent publication that conducts blind cuppings and publishes objective tasting reports and coffee and espresso reviews.
Red Rooster Coffee Roaster
Red Rooster Coffee Roaster is an organic-certified micro-roaster focusing on socially conscious coffee and high-quality coffee. The company's mission is to provide customers with the highest quality coffee while providing for the farmers who grow it. Purchasing organic coffees assures that farmers, their children, and the watersheds they drink from and plant crops on are kept free of dangerous pesticides. Each hand-printed bag of Red Rooster coffee is roast-dated to assure peak freshness.
Greater Goods Coffee Roasters
Founded in 2015, the Greater Goods mission is to enrich the lives of coffee-drinkers through passion, creativity, innovation and commitment to the consistency of the specialty coffee the company roasts and to the local causes supported with its proceeds.
Hula Daddy Kona Coffee
Buy farm direct 100% Kona Coffee. All of our coffee is grown, processed and roasted on our own plantation in Kona, Hawaii. Hula Daddy Kona Coffee is only sold farm direct, either at our farm or our website. If customers are not satisfied we have a no-questions-asked refund policy.
AeroPress Coffee Maker
Aerobie, Inc. has been in business for 32 years manufacturing and selling exceptional products. They made their housewares debut with the introduction of the AeroPress coffee maker, a revolutionary kind of coffee press that uses a rapid, total immersion process to brew amazingly delicious, rich, smooth coffee. Since its introduction the AeroPress has become a beloved brewer for coffee lovers and professionals around the world. It has also become a favorite of serious coffee aficionados who compete in annual championships in several dozen countries and then in a World AeroPress Championship to see who can brew the best tasting coffee.
Temple Coffee and Tea
Phone: (916) 454-1282
Temple Coffee is quality-focused retail and wholesale specialty roaster active in Sacramento, California since 2005. Committed to sourcing, roasting and brewing the finest coffees, Temple features coffee from distinguished single estates and cooperatives around the world. Temple also is active within the barista competition community, offering coffee and espresso classes for baristas and retail and wholesale customers alike at its roasterie and training facility.
Klatch Coffee is an award-winning small-batch roasting company in the Los Angeles area with a recently established but quite distinguished record as a coffee leader and innovator. Roastermaster Mike Perry blends a background in chemical engineering with a love for great coffee to balance science and art in creating consistently outstanding, highly rated coffees and espressos. Resident barista and trainer, Heather Perry, won the 2003 United States Barista Championship brewing a Coffee Klatch espresso blend.
GoCoffeeGo offers coffees from America's 18 top award-winning roasters on one site with one easy checkout, featuring Roast Magazine's Roaster of the Year award winners: PT's, Klatch, Equator, Bird Rock and Olympia Coffee. Joining this elite group are the leading names in the 3rd & 4th wave coffee roasting movement: JBC Roasters, Temple,1000faces, Doma, Ritual, Barefoot, Novo, Kuma, Dogwood, Beanfruit, Atomic, Chromatic, as well as Dallis Bros.Coffee. All coffee is roasted-to-order and shipped direct from the roaster to the customer. Regular customers benefit from GoCoffeeGo's multi-roaster Auto-Ship system, the "Netflix of Coffee."
Green Mountain Coffee
Since its 1981 founding in Vermont, Green Mountain Coffee has grown into one of the largest coffee roasters in the U.S. They are so passionate about quality that they use only the top 10% of beans in the world, and their commitment to partner with global source communities has inspired them to become one of the leading roasters of Fair Trade CertifiedTMcoffee. They proudly offer over 50 varieties to choose from, so there’s something perfect for everyone. Get to know them at www.GreenMountainCoffee.com.
Ghost Town Coffee Roasters
Founded in 2006, Ghost Town Coffee Roasters is specialty coffee roasting company in Bozeman, Montana. Great care is taken to source top quality specialty coffee from around the world that has been purchased with social, economic, and agricultural responsibility. Each Single Origin is roasted and profiled to maximize its flavor potential. Signature Blends are crafted so each is unique, yet consistent throughout the year. They offer professional barista training as well as sales and service of commercial coffee equipment. Ghost Town Coffee Roasters is a member of the SCAA and holds certificates for the Roasters Guild, Barista Guild, and SCAA Lead Instructor.
Paradise Coffee Roasters is a Minnesota-based online retailer and wholesaler of elite single-origin coffees and top-rated espressos. In fact, Paradise's coffees have earned scores of 94+ points from Coffee Review on more than two dozen occasions, including Coffee Review's No. 5 Coffee of 2015. Paradise Coffee Roasters prides itself on roasting and shipping coffee only after orders are placed.
Phone: +6694 557 5505
KNOT Koffee is a specialty coffee company set in a small village in the Golden Triangle region of Northern Thailand. They produce premium, single-estate Arabica coffees that are shade grown, hand picked, fresh water washed and sun dried. Each bean is hand sorted and freshly roasted to ensure the highest possible quality in each cup of KNOT Koffee.
Barrington Coffee Roasting Co.
Barrington Coffee is passionate about discovering the world's finest and most exciting coffees each season, roasting them to perfection and delivering fresh to customers. They believe that a truly great coffee should be roasted to highlight its inherent quality without imparting overwhelming roast. Providing exquisite coffee and exceptional service since 1993.
Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters
Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters is a distinguished New Zealand style micro-roaster based in Sacramento, California. They produce coffees that represent exceptional quality and integrity through sustainable farming practices and local community engagement. They regularly travel to origin to develop direct relationships with coffee farmers and source superior lots of coffees. A "chocolate fish" is a fish shaped confection that is indigenous to New Zealand and recognized as a 'Thank You' or 'Reward' for a good deed.
Phone: 301-200- 3110
Vigilante Coffee Company was born in the heart of Washington DC's H Street NE neighborhood in 2012. They continuously sample coffees from around the world and select only the best that each farm has to offer. Their roasters meticulously fine-tune specific roast profiles to highlight the unique properties of each bean. They pride themselves on directly sourcing their coffee, supporting their local community, and producing the freshest coffee possible.
Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters
Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters is a leading quality-oriented specialty roaster that prides itself on paying attention to every detail of coffee's journey, from seeking out the finest coffees from estates and cooperatives around the world to roasting them in small batches. With operations in both Olympia, Washington and Atlanta, Georgia, Batdorf & Bronson is one of few American specialty coffee roasters with roasting facilities on both coasts. Batdorf & Bronson offers organic and Fair Trade certified coffees, refined single estate offerings, and distinctive blends like the celebrated Dancing Goats espresso blend.
Unlike wine, roasted coffee does not improve with age. SpecialtyJava.com imports the world's finest specialty coffee beans, fresh roasts each order, and ships within hours. Music theme blends such as Smooth Jazz, Rock N' Java, New York New York, and Constant Cravings reflect the encouragement the founder received from a well-known musician friend to start this gourmet coffee roastery. Today, SpecialtyJava.com satisfies over 3,500 wholesale and retail specialty coffee customer accounts throughout the USA.
Old Town Roasting
Old Town Roasting is a micro-roaster focused on coffee, community and compassion. Established in 2011, the company has donated 20% of its profits to fund interest-free loans for coffee farmers, as well as support local charities. Old Town specializes in blends and micro-lot single origins, roasting on a per-order basis and hand-stamping every bag to supply their retail, wholesale and subscription customers.
JBC Coffee Roasters
JBC Coffee Roasters was founded in 1994 as Johnson Brothers Coffee Roasters and is a family-owned specialty coffee roastery located in Madison, Wisconsin. JBC Coffee Roaster’s vision is simple: let the coffee lead the way. Licensed Q grader and experienced international coffee judge/cupper Michael Johnson and his team share their knowledge of and passion for quality coffee with all of their customers. They trek up precarious mountain roads in pick-up trucks while in search of unique farms and growers and meticulously slurp and sniff coffee in their cupping lab in the effort to source and roast the best and most unique coffees available and reward the farmers who grow them with prices typically above and beyond fair-trade mandated rates.
Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea
Since 1991, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea has hand-roasted great-tasting specialty coffee in Columbus, Ohio. Their goal is to protect the integrity of each coffee bean from seed to cup. They travel to coffee-producing countries to inspect and buy the best coffee beans possible. They have created direct relationships with coffee farming communities to help increase coffee quality and the quality of life for the farmers and their families. The beans are roasted in small batches to highlight unique varietal flavors, and then packaged and shipped at the peak of freshness. The result? An awesome coffee in your cup!
Doi Chaang Coffee Company
Freshly roasted in B.C., the Canadian Doi Chaang Coffee Company produces high quality, certified Fair Trade, Organic and 100% Arabica single-estate roasts and blends with beans from Doi Chang Village in Northern Thailand. Half of the company is owned by the farmers, the indigenous Akha Hill Tribe, which is why the coffee is also called “beyond fair trade.”
LONE OAK Coffee Company
With combined experience of more than 20 years in the specialty coffee industry, LONE OAK Coffee Company is committed to providing high-quality coffees from fair trade-certified farms in the world's finest coffee-producing regions. Their signature roast profiles, combined with small-batch, hands-on roasting techniques, allow them to produce an even and precise roast every time.
PT's Coffee Roasting Co.
For the past 20 years, PT's Coffee has centered on artisan roasting and freshness, underscored by its mission to directly source over 80% of its coffee offerings directly from the top farmers in the world. A proud supporter of Coffee Review since 2000, over half of PT's coffee submissions have earned scores of 92+ points, with 10 earning scores of 95+ points.
Located in the small city of Chia-Yi, Taiwan, Kakalove Café is a nano-roaster that strives to procure and roast the finest quality coffees for customers in Taiwan and around the world. The company has earned more than a dozen 91+ reviews from Coffee Review. Kakalove Café是個小咖啡店, 在台灣小城-嘉義提供優質的咖啡豆
Mudhouse Coffee Roasters
Mudhouse Coffee Roasters, Roast Magazine's 2017 Micro-Roaster of the Year, is a small, quality-focused roaster in Charlottesville, VIrginia that specializes in "super-specialty" coffees, including their signature Geisha/Gesha line-up. This focus, along with their commitment to environmentally and socially sustainable coffee production, is what led them to planting a coffee farm in Boquete, Panama along with partners Willem Boot and Kelly Hartmann.
Bootstrap Coffee Roasters
Bootstrap Coffee Roasters is a small, craft-focused roasting company in Saint Paul, Minnesota born out of a passion for quality coffee, respect for hard work, and a desire to share the joy of that work. Starting in 2014, specialty coffee veteran Micah Svejda began with just a tiny roasting space, no employees, a small roaster and a handful of local wholesale customers. Now with a small crew, Bootstrap is dedicated to offering responsibly-sourced and seasonally fresh coffees roasted to highlight both uniqueness AND approachability.
Phone: +66 81 626 5459
Bluekoff is a Thai company involved in all aspects of coffee, from milling and roasting to coffee wholesale and retail and related equipment and training services.
Campos Coffee started from humble beginnings in 2002 with a single café and roaster in Newtown Sydney. Today, Campos is one of Australia’s most loved and respected specialty coffee roaster whose beliefs reside firmly in their creed: Quality Coffee Cultivated by Good. Quality coffee that empowers people, preserves the planet and inspires more good coffee moments around the world. A company started by passionate baristas, Campos has been instrumental in establishing much of the architecture responsible for the innovative, quality focused coffee scene Australia is famous for. Their flagship Campos Superior Blend has been their focus since day 1. This is their multi-award winning blend the NY Times says is ‘worth taking the 21 hours flight to Australia for'.
Speckled Ax is a specialty coffee roaster based in Portland, Maine. They source high quality certified organic and small lot coffees and roast them on a vintage wood-fired Petroncini roaster, a unique method that strives to add warmth and depth to coffees. Ultimately, their goal is to roast in a transparent way that highlights each coffee's best attributes.
The WestBean Coffee Roasters
Phone: (619) 709-3232
A cup of coffee is beautiful in its simplicity. However, the process from seed to cup is far from simple. By respecting how the green coffee makes it into their hands, the WestBean team makes it their responsibility to explore each varietal by diving deeper into the intricacies of the roasting process. Only when the coffee is skillfully roasted does it have a chance to be prepared at the highest level. With multiple 92+ point reviews, including #20 Top Coffee of 2014, and with a Zagat ranking as One of the 21 Hottest Coffee Shops in the Nation, The WestBean Coffee Roasters lets their craft speak for itself.
Topeca Coffee Roasters
Topéca’s mission is to create a sustainable business built from seed to cup, in which no one part or individual is greater than the whole. Every decision Topéca makes is based on the sustainability of each component of that seed to cup model, not simply what the market demands. The fact that Topéca is owned and operated by a sixth-generation El Salvador coffee farming family gives Topéca a unique perspective on the specialty coffee industry as a whole. Topéca strives to leave each part of that picture better than it found it. Topéca consists of a roastery, a wholesale business and a training facility, as well as two coffee shops and a bakery in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
San Joaquin Coffee Company
San Joaquin Coffee Company, a specialty coffee roaster based in the central California town of Cressey, prides itself on its careful artisan roasting and smooth darker-roasted profiles.
The CURVE Coffee Roasting Co.
The Curve Coffee Roasting is a specialty coffee roaster based in Taichung, Taiwan. The company holds classes authorized by the Specialty Coffee Association of America. The Curve Coffee Roasting roasts and sells around thirty specialty coffees, including rare Taiwan origins.
Mystic Monk Coffee
Mystic Monk Coffee is roasted by Carmelite Monks in their monastery in the silence and solitude of the Rocky Mountains of northern Wyoming. The monks have studied the art of small batch coffee roasting to perfection, and offer a large selection of signature Arabica blends assembled from coffees from all over the world, with the proceeds going to construct a gothic-style monastery. Mystic Monk Coffee's gourmet coffee and unique story is fast attracting a loyal following of coffee lovers.
Durango Coffee Company
Durango Coffee Company began in 1984 by Carl Rand. Carl was a chef who graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1974. After 15 years as a chef, coffee became a full time passion. Durango Coffee Company is a Direct Trade partner with farmers in Costa Rica, Colombia, Guatemala and Brazil. DCC is expanding it’s Direct Trade origins to bring in small unique lots of coffee. With 32 years of roasting experience DCC masterfully roasts each batch to highlight the unique qualities of each origin. Durango Coffee Company provides flat rate shipping at $4.95 for any quantity.
Grounds for Change
Phone: (800) 796-6820.
Grounds for Change is a family owned and operated coffee roasting business located in Poulsbo, Washington. They specialize in sustainable coffee and supporting a wide range of progressive ecological and social programs. They roast 100% Fair Trade and Organic coffees in small batches to ensure that you receive the freshest coffee possible. The vast majority of their coffees are also Shade Grown Coffee, which supports healthy habitats for migratory birds.
Mt. Whitney Coffee Roasters
Mt. Whitney Coffee Roasters source, import and roast the top coffees from around the globe. Created out of a passion for coffee and out of a desire to help people. Mt. Whitney Coffee Roasters is a 501-C3 non-profit that donates all profit after expenses to fund schools, feeding programs and for drilling water wells.
Amavida Coffee and Tea
Phone: (850) 213-1965
"Amavida" joins the Spanish words “amar” (to love) and “vida” (life). After extensive soul searching, Amavida Coffee and Tea created its “Amavida” name to reflect their most important beliefs and values. They wanted a simple name that would voice their commitments and purpose: love life and coffee. By using “love for life” as a guiding principle, the company strives to conduct business with a strong ethical foundation and a sense of fairness. When they combine this guiding principle with their devotion to producing only the freshest, highest quality coffee products, they believe everyone wins.
Kéan Coffee is the newest, most exciting coffeehouse concept by coffeehouse visionary Martin Diedrich. The company's mission is to purvey fresh-roasted artisan coffee the way it is meant to be, in a beautiful, eclectic coffeehouse environment. Martin is craft roasting the finest coffees from around the globe on-site, many of which are organic, fair-trade, and direct-trade.
Dragonfly Coffee Roasters
Dragonfly Coffee Roasters specializes in sourcing and roasting the finest coffees on earth from small farms and farming cooperatives worldwide. It is easy to find good coffee, but rare to find an exceptional one. Dragonfly brings this journey home to the consumer from seed to cup. With a graceful blend of culinary artistry and chemical engineering the Dragonfly team brings new meaning to the art of coffee and the science of espresso. The Dragonfly team has more than twenty-five years of experience sourcing, roasting and enjoying the finest coffees in the world, and is excited to share its passion with you.
Don Francisco's Coffee
F. Gaviña & Sons is a family-owned and managed roaster in the Los Angeles area whose upscale Don Francisco's line of specialty coffees is named after Francisco Gaviña, who was born and raised on the family coffee plantation in Cuba and whose four children now manage the company with a passion for coffee and tradition. Gaviña prides itself on offering a large range of roast styles and origins, all of which embody their commitment to supplying "real coffee from real coffee people."
Thanksgiving Coffee Company
Thanksgiving Coffee was founded in 1972 by Paul and Joan Katzeff, and in the over forty years since, has continually innovated and brought a passionate and consistent voice on behalf of coffee as a source of pleasure and a force for justice in the world. Over its history, Thanksgiving has changed with the world, but its leadership and commitment to coffee quality and to social, economic and environmental responsibility has not wavered. Click on our logo to skim through Thanksgiving’s colorful history as both a local and global presence, and to view our current range of fine and classic coffees.
Willoughbys Coffee & Tea
Willoughby's Coffee & Tea was founded in 1985 by Bob Williams and Barry Levine. For more than twenty years, the company's core mission has been to produce the finest and freshest coffee beans possible and deliver products and service that are unparalleled in the marketplace. Five guiding principles - Quality, Freshness, Value, Service, and Commitment - ensure customers always enjoy "Serious Coffee."®