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We found 13 reviews that match your search for August 2006. 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: August 2006
Origin: Aceh, Sumatra Price: NA
Tartly sweet fruit notes suggest pineapple, grapefruit or perhaps black currant in the aroma, with delicate undercurrents of caramel and earth. In the cup the musty/malty earth notes move richly forward, backgrounding the continuing crisp, pineapply fruit. A slight astringency in the short finish gives way to sweetness and pineapple in the long.
AROMA:10
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:46/54

94
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: August 2006
Origin: Aceh, Sumatra Price: $12.95/12oz
In the aroma intense, pungent with grapefruit and cedar notes. In the cup full-bodied, with the dominating earthy pungency enveloped in deep sweetness. Continued grapefruit, pineapple and cedar notes settle toward honey and chocolate. Sweet, resonant, rich finish, totally free of astringency.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:42/51

93
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: August 2006
Origin: Kenya Price: $13.95/12oz
Intense, lyrically sweet coffee: honey, flowers and the pure notes of coffee fruit carry from aroma to cup; the acidity is tart but caramelly, even buttery. Impeccably clean, delicately rich finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:7
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:54/76

91
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: August 2006
Origin: Sidamo, Ethiopia Price: NA
Powerful, sweet-toned aroma: cherry, honey, tea-rose, milk chocolate, with a very mild ferment that reads as delicate Riesling-like wine. In the cup the honey and rose-like floral notes persist lushly, with the fruit notes turning from dark cherry to a tarter coffee fruit. The felicitous ferment deepens, reading more as brandy than wine. The finish is rich and deep, with an attractive persistence of flower, cherry and honey, but is weighed by the astringent heaviness usual with even the best of this style of dry-processed coffee.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:7
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:6
AGTRON:57/74

91
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: August 2006
Origin: Kenya Price: NA
Pungent but sweet throughout the profile. In the aroma caramel, fruit-toned, slightly smoky cedar, orange. In the cup the pungent, smoky fruit notes read as a tartly sweet grapefruit, perhaps dry berry, with continuing undercurrents of caramel sweetness. Distinct orange notes resurface in the rich finish.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:7
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:42/59

91
Roast: Medium Review Date: August 2006
Origin: Colombia Price: NA
A deep, spicy floral character - dusk flowers, tea rose - leads in aroma and cup, supported by low-acid fruit notes - peach, cherry - and hints of milk chocolate and leather. The acidity is deep-toned and round, the finish rich and clean.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:50/67

91
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: August 2006
Origin: Boquete, Panama Price: NA
Cherry notes dominate in the very sweet-toned, pungently acidy aroma. Relatively light-bodied in the cup, but sweetly and buoyantly acidy, with striking and complex aromatic notes: cherry, tea rose, Meyer Lemon, orange, honey. Honey in particular persists in the rich, sweet, though slightly astringent finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:7
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:54/73

91
  • Terroir Coffee

    Acton, Massachusetts
  • Colombia El Lechal Cup of Excellence

Roast: Light Review Date: August 2006
Origin: Colombia Price: $14.95/12oz
A whisper of an aroma, but a complex one: flowering grass, caramel, honey, a hint of chocolate. Amazingly sweet and delicately lush in the cup, with the honey notes intensifying and the floral notes declaring as spicy tea rose. The honey and floral notes persist in the surprisingly long, resonant finish.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:7
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:62/81

90
  • The Roasterie

    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Costa Rica Brumas del Zurqui

Roast: Medium Review Date: August 2006
Origin: Costa Rica Price: NA
Intense aroma: tart cherry, caramel, hints of lemon, flowers, chocolate. In the cup delicate and pure: brings the fresh, dusky floral and tart cherry notes of coffee flowers and fruit into the cup with continuing hints of chocolate and lemon. The finish is clean, simple, ingenuous.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:7
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:51/62

89
  • Coffee Masters

    Spring Grove, Illinois
  • Private Reserve Nicaraguan Las Nubes, Cup of Excellence

Roast: Medium Review Date: August 2006
Origin: Nicaragua Price: NA
Nut, prune, cedar and citrus, perhaps grapefruit, in the rich, low-toned aroma. Very sweet in the cup, pungent, with continued walnut and citrus notes and suggestions of earth or moist leaves. Everything settles toward chocolate in the rich finish. The cup roughens very slightly as it cools.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:7
BODY:7
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:58/59

89
Roast: Medium Review Date: August 2006
Origin: Ethiopia Price: NA
A sweet fruit ferment contributes to an intense aromatic complexity that carries from nose to cup: Spicy, rose-like flowers, honey, blueberry, ripe peach, a hint of chocolate. The finish is rich and blueberry-toned, but cup and finish both stiffen just a bit as the coffee cools, revealing a hint of heavy astringency.
AROMA:10
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:51/68

88
  • Caribou Coffee

    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Roastmaster's Reserve Volcan Tacana

Roast: Medium Review Date: August 2006
Origin: Chiapas, Mexico Price: NA
Orange, raisiny chocolate, and pungent herbal notes in the aroma. Delicate in the cup, with continued orange-chocolate and pungent herb notes. Slightly bitter in the short finish, but smoothes out and sweetens nicely in the long.
 
AROMA:7
ACIDITY:7
BODY:7
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:49/66

86
  • Starbucks Coffee

    Seattle, Washington
  • Black Apron Exclusive Kopi Kampung Sulawesi

Roast: Dark Review Date: August 2006
Origin: Sulawesi Price: NA
Hints of banana-toned fruit, chocolate, fresh-baked bread in the complex but rather listless aroma. Thin though silky mouthfeel. Pungent, gently burned cedar character in the cup, with floral and caramelly chocolate suggestions. Nicely malty finish, but a hint of burned building rubber.
 
AROMA:7
ACIDITY:7
BODY:7
FLAVOR:7
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:31/44