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We found 13 reviews that match your search for July 2011. 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.


92
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: July 2011
Origin: Sidama, Ethiopia Price: $15.00/16 ounces
Intense, complex aroma: flowers, ripe lemon, lemon zest, with a rounding hint of stone fruit, apricot perhaps. Delicate, balanced acidity; lean but silky mouthfeel. The floral notes recede in the cup and a crisp, lemony cocoa develops, carrying into a sweet-toned finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:44/53

92
Roast: Medium Review Date: July 2011
Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia Price: $15.00/12 ounces
Crisp, complex. Fresh-cut fir, cherryish fruit, ripe citrus, a hint of cocoaish chocolate in aroma and cup. Richly tart acidity; smooth, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Long, impressive finish, tart but sweet, alive with lemony cocoa nuance.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:50/60

89
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: July 2011
Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia Price: $14.00/350 grams (12.3 ounces)
Tart, zesty, complex: lemon, fir, spicy tea rose, a hint of nut-toned cocoa in both aroma and cup. Sweet but tartly assertive acidity; light, leanish mouthfeel. Flavor rounds toward cocoa in a finish that some may find bracing and others too astringently drying.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:7
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:56/72

89
Roast: Light Review Date: July 2011
Origin: Santa Ana Department, El Salvador. Price: $13.99/12 ounces
Intense but rather simple aroma: faint suggestions of dusk flowers, fir, blackberry. Sweetly tart acidity; silky mouthfeel. In the cup aromatics lift and open: lemon, dusk flowers, hints of white wine and fresh pipe tobacco. Sweet, slightly astringent finish with good flavor persistence, particularly flowers.
 
AROMA:7
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:63/82

89
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: July 2011
Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia Price: $12.94/12 ounces
Gently roasty in aroma and cup, with a chocolaty char complicated by a rich, tart lemon. Muted acidity, leanish mouthfeel. Surprisingly fine finish: clean, long, resonant with sweet cocoa and chocolate nuance.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:7
BODY:7
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:42/52

89
Roast: Medium Review Date: July 2011
Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia Price: $12.95/12 ounces
Lemon zest and flowers in the aroma, softening in the cup to ripe lemon and nut-toned cocoa. Balanced, gently bright acidity; impressively silky mouthfeel. Flavor carries decisively into a mildly drying finish.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:51/67

89
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: July 2011
Origin: Octopeque Province, Honduras. Price: $10.99/12 ounces
Gently and sweetly bright, delicately balanced. Milk chocolate and plum-like fruit with hints of vanilla and fresh leather in aroma and cup. Softly tart acidity; silky mouthfeel. Sweet though very slightly drying and astringent in the finish.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:60/78

88
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: July 2011
Origin: Northern Thailand. Price: $10.00/16 ounces
Roasted nut and a rich, pruny dark chocolate dominates in aroma and cup. Soft but resonant acidity, silky mouthfeel. Flavor fades a bit in the finish, but generally the cup sweetens and deepens as it cools, a good sign.
 
AROMA:7
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:44/51

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Roast: Medium Review Date: July 2011
Origin: El Quiche, Guatemala Price: $57.00/5 pounds
Roasted nut, fresh-cut fir and a brightening orangy citrus dominate in aroma and cup. Balanced, rather muted acidity, lean but silky mouthfeel. In the cup the nut notes turn toward chocolate and the fruit deepens. The chocolate tendencies in particular persist in a sweet, clean finish.
 
AROMA:7
ACIDITY:7
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:48/56

88
Roast: Dark Review Date: July 2011
Origin: Sumatra. Price: $9.49/12 ounces
Impressive aroma: sweet-toned, deep, roundly roasty, with cedar, orange and smoky dark chocolate nuance. Quiet acidity. Medium-bodied with a slightly leanish mouthfeel. Simplifies a bit in the cup, but retains gently scorched cedar and backgrounded dark chocolate character, with a continued earthy, smoky hint. Simple but rich finish.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:7
BODY:7
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:37/40

88
Roast: Medium Review Date: July 2011
Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia Price: $9.49/10 ounces
Attractive floral, nut, lemon and vanilla notes, but rather muted, especially in the aroma. Round, gentle acidity; unusually buttery mouthfeel. The nut note hints at chocolate in a sweet, rich finish.
AROMA:7
ACIDITY:7
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:50/60

88
Roast: Very-Dark Review Date: July 2011
Origin: South-central Kenya. Price: $13.45/16 ounces
Crisp, gently charred sweetness (think campfire marshmallow) in aroma and cup, with hints of dark chocolate, vanilla and a shimmer of bright, surprising lemon. Roast-muted acidity, light but silky mouthfeel. Some chocolaty sweetness persists to lighten a rather roast-heavy finish.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:7
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:29/31

88
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: July 2011
Origin: Colombia. Price: $11.25/16 ounces
Complex dark-roast character in aroma and cup: deep, rich, dark chocolate with citrus top notes (lemon, grapefruit) and pungent, cedary midtones. The fine aromatics are partly betrayed by a rather leanish mouthfeel and finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:7
BODY:7
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:39/44