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.
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.
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.
Green Dragon Coffee
Green Dragon Coffee Roasters is dedicated to connecting coffee drinkers with specialty coffees from around the world. Freshness is a hallmark of GDR and one reason why they choose to continue to roast in Small Batches. GDR is committed to sourcing only the highest quality beans from sustainable partners. Establishing direct relationships with farms is an important part of the GDR process. As a specialty roaster GDR offers extensive Single Origin, Estate, Fair Trade and Organic offerings. Green Dragon’s passion for coffee can be found in every roast and in the true quality of each cup brewed.
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.
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.
Shearwater Organic Coffee Roasters
As the first and only USDA Certified Organic & Fair-Trade artisanal coffee roaster in southern Connecticut, Shearwater seeks to protect both its customers' health and the environment. Unlike many roasters that choose to roast both organic and non-organic in the same facility, Shearwater remains devoted to being 100% organic. Shearwater selects only the finest grade of certified organic single-origin coffee beans from Central and South America, East Africa and Indonesia for its small-batch precision roasting process. This ensures that each roast meets the highest standards for quality and health, both of the customer and the environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Pachamama Coffee Cooperative
Phone: 530) 204-7554
Pachamama is a premium coffee company 100% owned by thousands of farmers in unique microclimates around the world. Sourcing from small farms in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Peru, Nicaragua and Mexico, Pachamama markets its single-origin coffee directly to connoisseurs in North America. All coffee is certified organic and carefully roasted in small batches in California. Pachamama’s member cooperatives are COCLA, PRODECOOP, Manos Campesinas, La Union Regional de Huatusco and Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union. Buy direct from farmers at www.pacha.coop. Monthly subscriptions of single-origin coffee are available at Pachamama's CoffeeCSA.org.
Turning Point Coffee
Turning Point Coffee coffee began with the personal obsession of drinking the best coffees on earth. Each coffee is micro-roasted to order, allowing for an intense focus on the quality and consistency of the product. Located in the San Francisco neighborhood of Inner Richmond, Turning Point not only provides uncompromising quality, but also a personal relationship with friends and neighbors.
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.
Flight Coffee Co.
Flight Coffee Co. (formerly CQ Coffee Roasters) is a coffee-loving, quality-focused roasting company out of Bedford, NH. Flight Coffee concentrates its efforts on just a few matters of consequence: 1. Believe in its dedicated farmers and producers. 2. Obsess about creating the perfect roast profile for each of its storied coffees. 3. Maintain vigilance in the art of cupping. 4. Remain dedicated to freshness and consider freshness paramount to its prime directive. Flight Coffee Co. is a coffee-driven company from farm to cup!
Modern Times Coffee
Modern Times is a well-loved, exuberantly inventive Point Loma, San Diego brewery that has long specialized in coffee-beer crossovers and overlaps. Modern Times was one of the first breweries in the United States to roast its own coffee in house. The initial use of their house-roasted beans was Black House, their oatmeal coffee stout, but their coffee business is gaining its own following of devotees.
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.
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.
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.
Big Shoulders Coffee
Big Shoulders Coffee is a Chicago artisan roaster that emphasizes its fresh-roasted, no-nonsense approach to fine coffee. Now available online to coffee lovers everywhere, Big Shoulders Coffee was created to serve hard-working Chicagoans a perfectly roasted, no-nonsense brew delivered fast and hot in a signature one-size fits all cup. No fancy lingo required.
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."
Big Creek Coffee Roasters
Big Creek Coffee Roasters aims to roast world class coffees that are accessible and delicious. Founder Randy Lint threw away a successful 15-year career as a judge and attorney in 2010 to start Hamilton, Montana’s (pop. 4,900) first and only specialty roasting shop and espresso bar. Along the way, Big Creek Coffee has established a thriving roast-to-order web business with customers in all 50 states, giving proof to its original premise that great coffees and skillful roasting need not be limited to America’s big cities.
Dr. Danger Coffee
Dr. Bob Arnot (aka “Dr. Danger”) served as chief medical correspondent for NBC’s Dateline, Today, and Nightly News and covered the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa and the Middle East as a chief foreign correspondent. As a physician, newsman, and board member for organizations from Save the Children to the UN High Commission for Refugees, he’s treated patients and reported on the front lines of crises from Darfur and the Indonesian Tsunami to the Rwandan genocide. Dr. Arnot is unusually aware of the astonishing health benefits of coffee as well as its potential to improve farmers' lives around the world. His company uses advanced analytical chemistry to find specialty beans from exquisite origins with high levels of benefits, enhancing these benefits with a proprietary roast profile. The results? Dr Danger, a high performance coffee; Blue Isle, a longevity coffee, and Contessa, a luxury coffee to complement the Mediterranean diet’s benefits. He is authoring new coffee book, to be published by Harper Collins.
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."
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!
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
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.
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.
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."®
Cafe Virtuoso strives to procure, roast and deliver the best quality coffees available anywhere. Their coffees are certified organic, Fair Trade, and produced and purchased in a sustainable manner. From their base in San Diego, California, Cafe Virtuoso provides their wholesale customers with unparalleled service and their retail customers with a cup of coffee that they are proud to compare to any other.
Old Soul Co.
Old Soul Co. is an artisan coffee roasting and baking company based out of an Alley in Midtown Sacramento California. Old Soul Co. roasts each batch of coffee 12lbs at a time, six days per week. They believe in the importance of ingredients, craftsmanship, and supporting Specialty Coffee Farmers through sustainable sourcing and long term relationships. Life is short…celebrate it and make a difference!
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.
San Francisco Bay Gourmet Coffee
San Francisco Bay Gourmet Coffee is owned and operated by the Rogers Family Coffee Company. Founded in 1979, the company's mission is to "search out the world's finest Arabica varieties and roast the richest, most flavorful coffees available anywhere while making the world a better place at the same time." The Rogers family is proud to grow their our own coffee on six bio-diverse, organic coffee farms in Panama and Mexico as well as purchase at sustainable prices directly from farmers and coops they know personally.
Coava Coffee Roasters
Coava Coffee Roasters' philosophy is simple: focus on quality, complexity, and balance in the cup. Their long-term partnerships with leading coffee producers combined with the diligent refinement of their craft has allowed their family to roast some of the highest scoring coffees in the world.
Phone: +44 20 3239 8049
Hayman offers exceptional coffees in Nespresso® compatible capsules and pods, such as world famous Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee. Hayman was born in London, United Kingdom, in 2014. To ensure maximum freshness, their coffee is roasted and shipped worldwide within 24 hours of receiving an order. Their capsules and pods are 100% compatible with all Nespresso® Original Line home machines, including the models Essenza, Inissia, U, Pixie, Citiz, Lattissima, Maestria and KitchenAid, but NOT with Nespresso® Vertuo Line machines. Nespresso® is a brand owned by a third party unrelated to Hayman.
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.