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We found 10 reviews that match your search for October 2012. Coffees are listed in reverse chronological order by review date. Older reviews may no longer accurately reflect current versions of the same coffee. Click on roaster images to visit roaster websites.


93
Roast: Medium Review Date: October 2012
Origin: Sidama growing region, Ethiopia. Price: $11.95/12 ounces
Original and complex. A pungent sweetness suggesting herb honey or agave syrup dominates, complicated by hints of night flowers, cocoa nib, cedar. Quietly crisp acidity; smooth, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor persists in a sweet-toned but gently drying finish.
AROMA:10
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:53/68

90
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: October 2012
Origin: Western El Salvador Price: $10.00/8 ounces
Pungent and perfumy. Orange zest, apricot, lush honeysuckle, fir, a hint of cocoa nib in aroma and cup. Roundly tart acidity; light, rather creamy-textured mouthfeel. Sweetly tart in the finish: hints of the orange and cocoa nib.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:55/68

89
  • Nossa Familia

    Portland, Oregon
  • Gabriel's Grand Cru Micro-Lot 0086

Roast: Medium Review Date: October 2012
Origin: Sao Sebastiao de Grama, Brazil. Price: $14.00/12 ounces
Sweetly and gently pungent. Prune, nut, chocolate, a hint of honey in aroma and cup. Round, quiet acidity; light but buttery-textured mouthfeel. Sweet-toned, simple finish.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:53/66

89
Roast: Medium Review Date: October 2012
Origin: Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Price: $13.99/12 ounces
Round, low-toned, pungent. An oak-like aromatic wood note dominates in aroma and cup, with backgrounded caramel and milk chocolate sweetness and a hint of lily-like flowers. Quiet acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Some flavor carries into a sweet though slightly drying finish.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:7
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:47/57

89
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: October 2012
Origin: Brazil; Ethiopia; Sumatra; Indonesia. Price: CAD $9.95/12 ounces
Although described on the package as an espresso, this blend is evaluated here for non-espresso brewing. Roundly pungent, richly chocolaty. A complex chocolate sensation dominates in aroma and cup, with a savory hint of nut. Gently brisk acidity; light but smooth mouthfeel. Sweet, richly drying finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:7
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:43/56

88
Roast: Medium Review Date: October 2012
Origin: Nicaragua; Guatemala. Price: $13.00/12 ounces
Round, sweet, gently pungent. Fresh-cut fir, chocolate, a hint of enlivening tart berry in aroma and cup. Round, rather muted acidity; light but syrupy mouthfeel. Sweet-toned, gently drying finish.
 
AROMA:7
ACIDITY:7
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:50/55

88
Roast: Medium Review Date: October 2012
Origin: Not disclosed. Price: $15.99/16 ounces
Complex and unorthodox. Sweet, orangy citrus and raw sugar in aroma and cup, with backgrounded hints of chocolate and baking spice. Quiet, round acidity; smooth, lively mouthfeel. Fades just a bit in a sweet-toned finish.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:7
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:55/65

88
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: October 2012
Origin: Gakenke District, Rwanda. Price: $15.50/13 ounces
Delicately complex. Sweet cream and milk chocolate with balancing hints of grapefruity citrus and peppercorn. Round, rather muted acidity; lightly but distinctly syrupy mouthfeel. Sweet-toned, resonant, quietly flavor-saturated finish.
 
AROMA:7
ACIDITY:7
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:44/50

88
Roast: Medium Review Date: October 2012
Origin: Dominican Republic Price: $20.00/16 ounces
Gentle, delicate. Crisp chocolate and hazelnut notes dominate in aroma and cup; complicating hints of fir and citrus. Gentle, balanced acidity; light, silky mouthfeel. Sweet-toned, slightly drying finish.
 
AROMA:7
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:53/66

87
Roast: Medium Review Date: October 2012
Origin: Africa; South America. Price: $12.00/12 ounces
Gently pungent, balanced. Aromatic oak, lemony citrus, hints of chocolate and flowers in aroma and cup. Round, quiet acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Hints of lemon and chocolate in a slightly drying finish.
 
AROMA:7
ACIDITY:7
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:50/56