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We found 11 reviews that match your search for January 2013. 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.


95
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: January 2013
Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia Price: $15.00/12 ounces
Delicate, with crisp, exhilarating aromatics. Roasted cocoa nib, complexly layered flowers (lilac, lily, more), ripe grapefruit, a hint of cedar in aroma and sweet-toned cup. Lively, gently bright acidity; light but buoyantly plush mouthfeel. The short finish is rather drying and simple, but flavor and sweetness reassert themselves in a long finish that rings on and on.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:9
BODY:9
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:52/70

95
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: January 2013
Origin: Chiapas, Mexico Price: $20.00/12 ounces
Achieves a fine balance of chocolate-toned coffee notes with deep, resonant wine-associated notes – grapy fruit, oak – that presumably reflect the influence of the wine-barrel conditioning of the green coffee. The sensory depth and complexity achieved by this interaction takes this coffee far beyond novelty to something quite original and authentic. Balanced, rich acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. The complex flavor if anything deepens in a finish that balances sweetness with a pleasantly drying hint.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:9
BODY:9
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:58/79

94
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: January 2013
Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia Price: $17.50/16 ounces
Bright and exhilaratingly complex. Jasmine-like flowers, tangerine, raspberry, a hint of hazelnut in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart, floral-toned acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Gently dry, quietly flavor-saturated finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:10
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:54/73

93
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: January 2013
Origin: Lintong, Sumatra, Indonesia. Price: $18.00/16 ounces
Sweetly pungent, intense. Molasses, fresh-cut cedar, grapefruit, and a sweet-toned fresh earth note in aroma and cup. Rich, lively acidity; silky mouthfeel. Long, richly flavor-saturated finish.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:52/70

93
Roast: Medium Review Date: January 2013
Origin: Nyeri region, central Kenya. Price: $13.75/12 ounces
Pungent dry berry and sweet, fragrant flowers in aroma and cup. Rich, deep acidity; silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but retains richness in a gently drying finish.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:49/65

93
Roast: Medium Review Date: January 2013
Origin: Nyeri region, central Kenya. Price: $15.00/12 ounces
Crisply dry, delicately complex. Ripe lemon, lilac-like flowers, honey, grape, a hint of baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Gently tart acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor carries with little loss of complexity into a long, impressive finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:46/61

93
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: January 2013
Origin: Zamora-Chinchipe Province, Ecuador. Price: $25.00/12 ounces
Bright, crisp, floral. Sweet flowers (honeysuckle, narcissus), honey, tart tangerine, roasted cocoa nib in aroma and cup. Bright, nuanced acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Very soft, gently flavor-saturated finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:55/69

93
Roast: Medium Review Date: January 2013
Origin: Oromia region, southern Ethiopia. Price: $7.00/8 ounces
Juicy, crisp. Rich, brandy-toned blueberry, almond, honeysuckle, roasted cocoa nib in aroma and cup. Gently bright acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor carries well into a surprisingly sweet, balanced finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:52/64

92
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: January 2013
Origin: Central Kenya. Price: $20.00/12 ounces
Bright, sweet, richly floral-toned. Honey, rose-like flowers, fresh-cut fir, zesty tangerine in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart acidity; lightly syrupy, very lively mouthfeel. Long, honey-toned finish.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:9
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:56/75

91
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: January 2013
Origin: El Quiche, Guatemala Price: $12.75/12 ounces
Delicately lush, complex. Honey, prairie flowers, roasted cocoa nib, a hint of cinnamon bark in aroma and cup. Crisp but juicy acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor simplifies but the sweet, honey-toned finish still pleases.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:63/77

90
Roast: Medium Review Date: January 2013
Origin: Haiti. Price: $10.90/12 ounces
Distinct dark chocolate, cedar, roasted nut, raisin and a hint of lily-like flowers in aroma and cup. Soft, rounded acidity; silky mouthfeel. Sweet and chocolaty though mildly astringent finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:50/61