We found 10 reviews that match your search for August 2004. 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.
Complexly fruity and richly floral coffee - papaya, lemon, coffee fruit, hints of dusk-blooming flowers and chocolate, all ride a strong, balanced structure: good body, smooth mouthfeel, supple, sweet acidity.
Lovely, lyric coffee. Distinct apricot and milk chocolate notes in the aroma. In the cup sweet, balanced, with a delicate acidity lifting on rich undercurrents of bittersweet chocolate and apricot-toned fruit. For such a lyric coffee the finish is surprisingly long and bracing.
Delicately pungent, richly balanced aroma with excellent dimension and tickles of pear and chocolate. Comfortable in the cup, balanced, with an almost sugary sweetness. Caramel and chocolate undercurrents, but basically a coffee that charms with quiet completeness rather than excites with complexity.
High-toned fruit - pineapple or tamarind - in the aroma. In the cup medium bodied and mid-toned, with refined, sweetly smooth acidity and subtle, subdued notes of nut, orange and tamarind.
Intensely sweet, round fruit swoons toward milk chocolate in the aroma. Simplifies in the cup, the aromatics dominated by an intense acidity that is properly sweet but -- perhaps owing to its sheer intensity -- lacks an impression of depth and fruit.
The aroma is rather flat and charred, but the cup is sweetly roasty with some nut and cleanly bracing burned tones, together with a sweetly tart fruit -- orange perhaps, or ripe pineapple.
Mid-toned, pungent aroma with fresh cedar, cherry, and chocolate-caramel notes. In the cup delicate, roundly sweet, with floral and high-toned fruit notes -- think floral-scented caramels.
Roundly and sweetly pungent aroma, rich with walnut and cherry-toned chocolate. Simplifies slightly in the cup, but remains buoyant and cherry-toned, a giggly, meadowy sort of coffee. Light-footed but rich finish.
Deep, rich, quietly complex aroma, with hints of cherry-toned fruit, chocolate, and leather. Loses its smile and turns quite serious in the cup, with a fullish body and powerful but sweet acidity. Once past the aroma, little nuance.
Deeply roasty in the aroma with grapefruit top notes and apricot and spicy chocolate undercurrents. In the cup sweet and complexly rich with chocolate and a caramelly fruit. A slight sharpness in the cup turns distinctly astringent and bitter in the finish.