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We found 13 reviews that match your search for October 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 Review Date: October 2013
Origin: Silla Del Pando, Volcan, Panama. Price: $65.00/12 ounces
Quietly exhilarating, juicy, complete. Distinct dark chocolate, raspberry, dark rum, pungent fruit suggesting tamarind, spicy rose-like flowers. Stunning acidity: flawlessly sweet, soaring, buoyant. Creamy, delicately full mouthfeel; ripely sweet, gently flavor-saturated finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:10
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:52/68

94
Roast: Light Review Date: October 2013
Origin: Santa Ana Region, El Salvador. Price: $17.40/12 ounces
Savory sweet, deep, carnal. Lush night-blooming flowers, baked mint, molasses, pecan, an enlivening hint of green grape in aroma and cup. Soft, vibrantly rounded acidity; delicate but plush mouthfeel. Flavor settles into a minty chocolate in a long, deep finish.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:9
BODY:9
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:63/82

94
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: October 2013
Origin: Vera Cruz growing region, Mexico. Price: $17.00/12 ounces
Deep, complex, resonant. Butter, almond, caramelly chocolate, night-blooming flowers, ripe orange in aroma and cup. Round, richly expressed acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but persists in a roundly drying finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:9
BODY:9
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:55/68

94
  • CafeTaster

    I-Lan City, Taiwan
  • Panama Finca Santa Teresa Honey Geisha

Roast: Medium Review Date: October 2013
Origin: Panama. Price: NT $2800/8 ounces
Pungent, deep, exotic. Honey, night-blooming flowers, tartly sweet black currant and strawberry rounded by an almondy dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Rich, roundly tart acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor rings on and on in a long, balanced finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:9
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:55/66

94
  • Gavagai

    Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
  • Batista Natural Geisha

Roast: Light Review Date: October 2013
Origin: Volcan de Santa Ana region, El Salvador. Price: NT $1900/8 ounces
Crisp but lush, delicately intense. Honey, complex flowers, roasted cacao nib, butter, ripe orange in aroma and cup. Sweetly brisk, floral-toned acidity; lightly syrupy, gently drying mouthfeel. The finish is dry but long, sweet-toned and deeply flavor-saturated.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:65/84

94
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: October 2013
Origin: Silla Del Pando, Volcan, Panama. Price: KRW 35,000/100 grams
Exhilaratingly aromatic: sandalwood, rose-like flowers, roasted cacao nib, açai and banana, a hint of rye whisky. Rich, complexly expressed acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. A savory hint implicit in the rest of the profile surfaces to deepen a long, rich, flavor-saturated finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:58/71

93
  • Hula Daddy

    Holualoa, Hawaii
  • 100% Kona Grown Brazilian Typica

Roast: Medium Review Date: October 2013
Origin: Holualoa, Hawaii, Big Island, Kona Price: $59.95/16 ounces
Opulent, deep. Fresh-cut cedar, dark chocolate, vanilla, ripe orange in aroma and cup. Richly bright, slightly tart acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but persists in a rich, roundly drying finish.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:9
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:52/66

93
  • Topeca Coffee

    Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Finca El Manzano Bourbon Natural El Salvador

Roast: Light Review Date: October 2013
Origin: Santa Ana growing region, El Salvador. Price: $14.99/12 ounces
Crisp, complex, delicate but intense. Cantaloupe and ripe orange, walnut, roasted cacao nib, rye whisky in aroma and cup. Sweetly brisk acidity; smooth, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Rich, deep, flavor-saturated finish, gently drying in the long.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:72/87

93
Roast: Medium Review Date: October 2013
Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia Price: $16.00/12 ounces
Crisply and sweetly bright, complex. Delicate but intense floral notes, dark chocolate, lemon-toned berry, fragrant fresh tobacco. Softly tart acidity; lightly syrupy but very smooth mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but lingers in a gently drying finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:9
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:52/64

92
Roast: Light Review Date: October 2013
Origin: Lintong, Sumatra, Indonesia. Price: NT $800/200 grams
Subtly unusual profile. Very sweet, with unusually pure chocolate notes complicated by strawberry-like fruit and a hint of night-blooming flowers. Round, resonant acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The pervasive chocolate sensation lasts far into a quietly balanced finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:64/80

92
Roast: Light Review Date: October 2013
Origin: Palencia, south-central Guatemala. Price: $18.00/12 ounces
Gently pungent, nut-toned. Hazelnut, fresh-cut fir, green grape, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Crisp, delicately lively acidity; silky mouthfeel. Balanced, quietly flavor-saturated finish, gently drying in the long.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:64/81

92
Roast: Medium Review Date: October 2013
Origin: Gedeo Zone, southern Ethiopia. Price: $16.00/12 ounces
Intensely brandy- and chocolate-toned. Dark chocolate, blueberry, pineapple, brandy in aroma and cup. Roundly bright, juicy acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. The chocolate and brandy notes in particular persist in a surprisingly clean, sweet finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:51/63

92
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: October 2013
Origin: Southern Ethiopia Price: $14.95/8 ounces
Bright, gently and lyrically complex. Honey, jasmine-like flowers, kiwi-like fruit, a crisp hint of roasted cacao nib. Delicately bright acidity; buoyant, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Brisk, lightly flavor-saturated finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:58/79