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We found 11 reviews that match your search for November 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.


94
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: November 2003
Origin: African, Africa, Kenya Price: $14.95/16oz
High-toned, complex aroma: sweet citrus, cherry, apple. In the cup gently acidy, while the fruit maintains its complex, elegant trajectory: Meyer lemon, grapefruit, tart berry. The initial, almost shocking rush of sweetness is balanced by a crisply bitter finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:42/47

90
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: November 2003
Origin: Costa Rica, Central American, Tarrazu, La Minita Price: $10.95/12oz
A tribute to classic balance: pure but substantial, quietly intense without extremes. Gently acidy, deeply rich, discreetly complicated by tightly laced notes of leather, chocolate and fruit.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:7
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:43/48

89
Roast: Medium Review Date: November 2003
Origin: Central American, El Salvador Price: NA
A challengingly acidy coffee, by sweetly so. A sensitive roast rounds the acidity and deepens the fruit, turning it toward sweet cocoa and ripe cherry. Glints of jasmine. The cocoa-toned fruit persists agreeably through the finish.
 
AROMA:7
ACIDITY:7
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:49/54

88
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: November 2003
Origin: Blend Price: $9.95/10oz
The aroma is sweet, gently pungent, rich with low-toned, spicy fruit notes. The cup is medium-bodied, round, very sweet, with just enough acidity for authority. The low-toned fruit leans elegantly toward chocolate.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:7
BODY:7
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:42/50

88
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: November 2003
Origin: Caribbean, Jamaica, Blue Mountains Price: $16.45/8oz
Mid-toned and complex in the nose with fresh apricot and sweet cocoa. Simplifies slightly in the cup, turning roundly tart in a rich Meyer lemon direction. The immediate finish is slightly sharp, but the long finish smoothes out in a silky lemony, chocolaty trajectory.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:7
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:60/72

87
Roast: Medium Review Date: November 2003
Origin: Kona, Hawaiian, Hawaii Price: $17.95/12oz
The aroma is high-toned and softly intense, with peach and cantaloupe notes that carry gracefully into the cup. A gentle acidity and a glint of citrus give the soft fruit authority.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:6
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:48/63

87
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: November 2003
Origin: Old Tavern Estate, Caribbean, Jamaica Price: $24.95/8oz
Variants on citrus shimmer through this buoyant, sweetly acidy cup: lemon and cocoa in the aroma, lemon and pink grapefruit in the cup. The finish is sweetly tart.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:7
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:55/72

87
Roast: Very-Dark Review Date: November 2003
Origin: Blend Price: NA
The pungently sweet roast dominates, but with a light touch. Shimmers of apple and pear glint in the aroma, flowers and dark chocolate in the cup. The finish is cleanly bittersweet but mildly astringent.
 
AROMA:7
BODY:7
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:6
AGTRON:30/37

86
Roast: Very-Dark Review Date: November 2003
Origin: Kona, Hawaiian, Hawaii Price: NA
The roast dominates this delicate coffee, but pleasantly so, turning the aroma caramelly with low-toned raisin and delicate vanilla notes. In the cup a finely balanced synthesis of acidity and roast taste, sharp but sweet, with the caramel and vanilla tones persisting through the long finish.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:7
BODY:7
FLAVOR:7
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:31/37

86
Roast: Dark Review Date: November 2003
Origin: Blend Price: NA
Pungently roasty with cantaloupe notes in the aroma. In the cup softens nicely, allowing some sweet lemon and grapefruit notes to glisten in the smooth, rather delicate roastiness. Sweet but gently astringent finish.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:7
BODY:6
FLAVOR:7
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:36/40

85
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: November 2003
Origin: Central American, South American, Blend Price: $12.95/14.08oz
Roasty and sweet in the nose, with excellent balance and dimension. In the cup soft, gently roasty, and cocoa-toned. Long, unobtrusively rich finish.
 
AROMA:7
ACIDITY:6
BODY:7
FLAVOR:7
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:44/53