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We found 11 reviews that match your search for November 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: November 2013
Origin: Sidamo growing region, Ethiopia. Price: $65.00/12 ounces
Deep, complex, balanced yet extravagant. Ripe plum, honey, crisp roasted cacao nib, orchid-like flowers, a hint of sandalwood in aroma and cup. Delicate, quietly lively acidity; very silky mouthfeel. Flavor saturates a sweet, resonant finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:9
BODY:9
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:49/66

94
  • Mr. Espresso

    Oakland, California
  • Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kochere Aricha

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: November 2013
Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia Price: $12.10/12 ounces
Delicate yet intense; distinctive aromatics. Minty floral notes, sweet chocolate, hints of blueberry and rye whisky in aroma and cup. Gentle but buoyantly vivacious acidity; lively, silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but persists in a slightly drying, whisky-toned finish.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:9
BODY:9
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:53/79

94
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: November 2013
Origin: Gedeo Zone, southern Ethiopia. Price: $16.30/12 ounces
Richly pungent; deep, complex. Strawberry, cedar, night-blooming flowers, dark chocolate, a hint of brandy. Balanced, vibrant acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor, particularly chocolate, saturates a sweet, very slightly drying, finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:9
BODY:9
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:58/75

93
Roast: Light Review Date: November 2013
Origin: Sidamo growing region, Ethiopia. Price: $28.95/12 ounces
Delicate, complex, lively. Distinct honey and crisply sweet cacao-nib with lavender-like flowers and an herby hint, cilantro perhaps, in aroma and cup. Lively, floral-toned acidity; very light but silky mouthfeel. Lavender in particular carries into a quietly rich finish.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:67/95

93
Roast: Light Review Date: November 2013
Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia Price: $18.00/16 ounces
Crisply sweet, refreshing, gently complex. Ripe tangerine, cherry, honey, fresh-cut cedar, hints of port wine and dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Lightly rich acidity; lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but still saturates a gently drying finish.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:9
BODY:9
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:64/89

93
  • Barista HK

    Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, China
  • Ethiopia Kochere Natural

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: November 2013
Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia Price: HK $200/500 grams
Chocolaty and spicy. Roasted cacao nib, fresh-cut cedar, flowers, a hint of paprika-like spice in aroma and cup. Richly balanced acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The chocolate-related notes carry deeply into a sweet, gently drying finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:57/77

93
Roast: Medium Review Date: November 2013
Origin: Gedeo Zone, southern Ethiopia. Price: $21.50/16 ounces
Rich, sweet, intense. Brandy, mint, cherry, dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Round, balanced acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate in particular persists in a sweet-toned finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:9
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:53/68

93
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: November 2013
Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia Price: $16.99/12 ounces
Crisply rich, honey-toned. Honey, roasted cacao nib, wisteria-like flowers, ripe apple, a hint of cumin-like spice in aroma and cup. Roundly tart, juicy acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The apple-like fruit in particular carries into a simple but rich finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:60/79

92
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: November 2013
Origin: Gedeo Zone, southern Ethiopia. Price: $15.75/12 ounces
Complex, gently pungent, lively. Floral honey, roasted cacao nib, hints of bourbon whisky and blueberry in aroma and cup. Deep, rounded acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The cacao nib and a hint of honeyish flowers carry into a quietly resonant finish.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:56/72

92
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: November 2013
Origin: Sidamo growing region, Ethiopia. Price: $12.00/8 ounces
Lightly tart, juicy, citrusy. Tangerine, green grape, honeysuckle, sweet chocolate in aroma and cup. Richly bright but balanced acidity; light, velvety mouthfeel. Some citrus, flowers and chocolate carry into a balanced finish.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:59/82

89
  • CafeTaster

    I-Lan City, Taiwan
  • Yemen Haraaz-Red Marqaha Grade A

Roast: Medium Review Date: November 2013
Origin: Haraz growing region, north-central Yemen Price: NT $1200/8 ounces
Pungent, spicy. Cinnamon, sweet spice, roasted cacao nib, a rounding hint of butter in aroma and cup. Rich, balanced acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Some cinnamon and spice notes carry into a drying finish.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:50/66