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We found 12 reviews that match your search for October 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.


93
Roast: Medium Review Date: October 2011
Origin: Central Valley, Costa Rica. Price: $15.40/12 ounces
Very sweet; delicate but lush. Minty milk chocolate and apricot- and peach-like fruit in aroma and cup. Softly bright acidity; smoothly silky, lively mouthfeel. Round, gently resonant finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:9
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:47/62

92
  • Kickapoo Coffee

    Viroqua, Wisconsin
  • Organic Ethiopia Worka Coop Natural Process

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: October 2011
Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia Price: $13.25/12 ounces
Deeply and dramatically complex aroma and flavor: Pineapple- and berry-like fruit, milk chocolate, hints of brandy and mint. Richly bright acidity; very smooth, silky/syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is saturated with flavor, particularly with the minty brandy notes. Turns savory as the cup cools, perhaps a bit bitter; otherwise this would be a 94-rated coffee.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:9
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:55/74

92
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: October 2011
Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia Price: $9.99/12 ounces
Bright, delicate coffee alive with flowers, lemon, cocoa and a slightly pungent melon-like note. Gentle, brisk acidity; light but silky smooth mouthfeel. Lemon and cocoa in particular carry into the rich, sweet-toned finish.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:51/72

92
  • Bard Coffee

    Portland, Maine
  • Ethiopia Sidama Union Fair Trade Organic

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: October 2011
Origin: Sidama, Ethiopia Price: $14.90/12 ounces
Intense, high-toned aroma: rose-like flowers, nut-toned cocoa, orangy citrus. All carry into the cup, where the citrus turns lemony and zesty. Crisp, balanced acidity; silky mouthfeel. A rather juicy version of the citrus dominates in a long, resonant finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:57/72

91
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: October 2011
Origin: Quiche Department, Guatemala. Price: $12.95/12 ounces
Low-toned, with pungent earthy and cedary notes supporting tart citrus and strawberry. Rich acidity; syrupy but lively mouthfeel. Sweet-toned and deep in the finish.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:9
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:58/74

91
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: October 2011
Origin: Central Valley, Costa Rica. Price: $16.75/12 ounces
Quiet, deep aroma and flavor with suggestions of nut-toned chocolate, peach and sweet melon. Additional complications of black tea and cedar in the cup. Rich lemony acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Fruit notes in particular carry into a complex, tartly sweet finish.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:57/72

91
  • Bard Coffee

    Portland, Maine
  • Ethiopia Sidamo Oromia FTO

Roast: Medium Review Date: October 2011
Origin: Sidama, Ethiopia Price: $14.90/12 ounces
Dark chocolate dominates aroma and cup, with complications of flowers, apricot-like fruit, walnut, fresh-cut cedar. Gentle, roast-muted acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Rich, walnutty, rather dry finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:47/61

91
Roast: Medium Review Date: October 2011
Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia Price: $15.93/12 ounces
Rich, minty dark chocolate, plummy fruit, hints of brandy and cedar in aroma and cup. Round, low-toned acidity; impressively syrupy mouthfeel. Richly flavor-saturated but slightly salty/astringent in the finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:7
BODY:9
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:48/68

90
  • Uncle Beanz

    Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • Organic El Salvador Las Lajas

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: October 2011
Origin: Coatepeque, El Salvador Price: $12.35/12 ounce
Very sweet and honeyish. Almondy nut, crisp baker’s chocolate, peach- and apricot-toned fruit in aroma and cup. Roundly gentle acidity; impressively smooth, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The sweetness carries decisively into the finish, though a slight bitterish astringency shadows the long.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:9
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:59/74

89
  • Canterbury Coffee

    Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
  • Resiprocate FTO Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Medium Roast

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: October 2011
Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia Price: CAD $12.99/400 grams
Muted hints of sweet fruit and flowers dominate in the aroma. More intensity in the cup: Richly rounded acidity, fullish if lean-textured mouthfeel; flowers, nut, honey, complex chocolate. Continuing hints of flowers and dark chocolate carry into a short but pleasing finish.
 
AROMA:7
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:40/51

89
  • Wicked Joe

    Brunswick, Maine
  • Organic Bali Kintamani Highlands

Roast: Medium Review Date: October 2011
Origin: Bali, Indonesia Price: $12.85/12 ounces
Brandy, cherry and cedar with a backgrounded, minty dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Rich, sturdy acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is sweet and flavor-saturated, but reveals a very slight soapy, composty edge.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:49/72

89
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: October 2011
Origin: Santa Rosa, Guatemala. Price: $14.18/12 ounces
Intensely sweet aroma: flowers, ripe red apple, cocoa, fresh cut fir. All carry into the cup, where the brandyish fruit ferment hinted at in the aroma turns richly explicit. Tart acidity, smooth but leanish mouthfeel. Very sweet, apple-toned finish, though the fruit ferment, pleasing and brandy-like in the cup, develops a slight composty, salty edge.
AGTRON:58/80