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We found 12 reviews that match your search for September 2003. 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.


90
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: September 2003
Origin: Central America, Guatemala Price: $9.95/12oz
A delicate, exquisite coffee, sweetly and gently acidy, light-bodied but buoyant, with a subtle shimmer of floral-toned fruit - violets and apples on the morning I cupped it.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:7
BODY:6
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:45/52

90
Roast: Dark Review Date: September 2003
Origin: Price: $9.95/12oz
The most impressive aspect of this sweet, balanced, gently acidy cup is a tactful roast that turns the fruit richly chocolate. The chocolate tones carry elegantly from aroma through a quietly opulent finish.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:25/45

88
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: September 2003
Origin: Huehuetenango Price: NA
This voluptuously round dark roast is a tribute to the roastmaster's art. Opulently and robustly roasty, sweet, and utterly without burned bitterness. Not much nuance, but plenty of sweet, resonant depth and smoky-spicy tones.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:7
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:36/48

87
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: September 2003
Origin: Price: NA
A balanced, smoothly full-bodied cup with a sweet acidity and a subdued roastiness that turns the fruit toward cantaloupe and black cherry.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:7
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:45/54

87
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: September 2003
Origin: Price: $11.95/16oz
When hot, complexly and giddily floral and fruity - caramel in the aroma, suggestions of lilac and violet, papaya and cantaloupe in the cup. The extravagantly fruity character of the cup hints at sweet ferment, which in fact emerges as the cup cools, hardening the profile a bit and turning it slightly salty. But try it; no one drinks coffee cold anyhow except coffee reviewers.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:7
BODY:7
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:43/48

87
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: September 2003
Origin: Price: NA
Delicate, gently and elegantly acidy, complicated by a discreetly rich cherry fruit leaning toward chocolate. The acidity is sweet and exquisitely balanced, though slightly astringent in the finish.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:7
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:6
AGTRON:38/51

87
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: September 2003
Origin: Price: NA
High-toned, rather delicate, with a crisply dry but sweet acidity. Raisins and vanilla, in the aroma, tart tropical fruit tones - tamarind or passion fruit - in the cup.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:7
BODY:7
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:45/54

87
Roast: Medium Review Date: September 2003
Origin: Price: NA
Splendid aroma: sweet, smoky/spicy, cantaloupe notes. In the cup brightly acidy, the cantaloupe notes turning tart and tamarind-toned.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:7
FLAVOR:7
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:49/69

86
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: September 2003
Origin: Price: NA
A powerfully acidy coffee, sharply rich and winy. Beneath the acidy assertion patient drinking reveals subdued but seductive floral undertones. The aromatics are splendid but the mouthfeel is a bit too astringent for my taste.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:7
BODY:7
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:45/49

85
Roast: Medium Review Date: September 2003
Origin: Guatemala, Central America Price: NA
The cup is dominated by a simple, rich acidity. The acidy sensation is rather sharp and overbearing when the cup is hot, though it rounds and sweetens as the cup cools, revealing wine-toned fruit and a resonance that could only be guessed at when the cup was hot.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:7
BODY:8
FLAVOR:7
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:53/67

85
Roast: Dark Review Date: September 2003
Origin: Price: NA
The good news is this moderately dark roast displays a rich depth of sensation and spicy, smoky notes in the nose. The bad news: The roast also imposes a rather gritty, astringent finish.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:7
BODY:7
FLAVOR:7
AFTERTASTE:5
AGTRON:33/42

85
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: September 2003
Origin: Price: NA
The roast dominates this rather delicate coffee, though cleanly and without introducing burned or bitter notes. Roasty, mildly rich, subdued, slightly astringent in the finish.
 
AROMA:7
ACIDITY:6
BODY:7
FLAVOR:7
AFTERTASTE:6
AGTRON:37/48