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91
Roast: Light Review Date: August 2013
Origin: Santa Barbara, Honduras. Price: $13.50/8.8 ounces
Sweetly tart, subtly floral. Honey, candied lemon, hints of rose-like flowers and roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Gently brisk acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor saturates a rich, slightly drying finish.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:63/79

95
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: July 2011
Origin: El Quiche, Guatemala Price: $12.00/250 grams (8.8 oz.)
Very sweet, ripe lemon, rich cocoa, backgrounded lush flowers in aroma and cup. Vivacious acidity and a mouthfeel almost effervescent in its buoyancy and liveliness. Sweet, deep, flavor-saturated finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:9
BODY:9
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:58/79

92
Roast: Medium Review Date: July 2011
Origin: El Quiche, Guatemala Price: $12.00/250 grams (8.8 oz.)
Evaluated as espresso. Complex, crisply sweet aroma deepens and turns bittersweet in the small cup: dark chocolate, pungent, mango-like fruit, orange, smoothing again in a resonant, flavor-saturated finish. Medium body, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor simplifies and fades a bit in milk, though the dark chocolate and tropical fruit character persist.
 
AROMA:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
WITH MILK:8
AGTRON:52/61

94
Roast: Medium Review Date: June 2011
Origin: Kiambu District, Kenya. Price: $15.00/250 grams (8.8 oz)
Intense and deep yet delicately balanced, saturated from aroma through finish with famous, sweetly tart Kenya black currant sensation, a layering of ripe lemon, honey, fresh-cut fir, blackberry, flowers and, depending on one’s memory bank, probably much more. Gently rich acidity, lightly silky mouthfeel. The black currant note rings on far into the finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:51/69

90
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: June 2011
Origin: Quiche Department, Guatemala. Price: $12.00/250 grams (8.8 oz.)
Quietly balanced, sweetly tart: flowers and orangy citrus, a hint of cedar carry from aroma to cup. Round, soft acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel; the tart sweetness extends into a long finish.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:59/77

90
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: May 2011
Origin: Guatemala Price: $25.00/500 grams (17.6 oz.)
Evaluated as espresso. Sweet-toned and quietly complex: pungent fir and dark chocolate dominate, with top-note hints of lemon and flowers. Mouthfeel is smooth if slightly lean; cleanly rich, straightforward finish. At best in two parts milk, where the chocolate softens and rounds to fill out the milk nicely, complicated by continued suggestions of lemon and fir.
 
AROMA:8
BODY:7
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
WITH MILK:8
AGTRON:36/60

92
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: May 2011
Origin: Sidama, Ethiopia Price: $13.00/250 grams (8.8 oz.)
Frank but brilliant in its complex fermented fruit character: cocoa, dusk flowers, butter, brandy, lemon all layer engagingly in aroma and cup. The sweet, exuberant ferment seems to turn the mouthfeel almost effervescent. Sweetness and flavor outlast a hint of astringency in the long finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:55/70

95
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: April 2011
Origin: Huila, Colombia Price: $13.00/250 grams (8.8 oz.)
Quiet introduction: soft notes of fir, flowers and milk chocolate in the aroma. All of this soars in the cup, intense yet perfectly balanced. The floral notes, which take back seat to the milk chocolate and gently pungent fir in the cup, move forward again in a very sweet, clean finish. Delicately tart acidity, silky mouthfeel.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:10
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:57/65

93
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: April 2011
Origin: Huila, Colombia Price: $13.00/250 grams (8.8 oz.)
Crisply balanced with a shifting, tight-knit complexity. Flowers, nut, fir, and a dark chocolaty fruit in aroma and cup. The flowers and chocolate carry long into the finish. Gentle acidity, silkily smooth mouthfeel.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:61/69

92
Roast: Medium Review Date: March 2011
Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia Price: $23.00/500 grams (17.6 oz.)
Evaluated as espresso. Rich, buttery aroma: ripe lemon, cherry, a hint of fresh-cut fir. In the small cup medium body, smooth mouthfeel, crisply complex flavor: the fruit and fir notes resolve toward a dark chocolate with a hint of anise. Deep, sweet, dark-chocolaty finish. The chocolate sensation rounds and softens in two parts milk; think a lemon-toned milk chocolate.
 
AROMA:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
WITH MILK:9
AGTRON:50/60

92
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: March 2011
Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia Price: $12.00/250 grams (8.8 oz.)
Intense, unusual profile, dominated by a citrus and molasses character that suggests both moist pipe tobacco and sweet black tea. Roundly rich acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The distinctive flavor complex lingers in the deep, rich finish.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:54/71

93
Roast: Medium Review Date: January 2011
Origin: Western Ethiopia Price: $14.00/250 grams (8.8 oz)
Layers of rose, peach and lemon in the aroma. Silky mouthfeel, medium body, crisp acidity. Flowers move forward in the cup with complex suggestions of rose and lavender and continued complications of ripe citrus and a sweeter stone fruit. The flavor intrigue carries seamlessly from cup to a dry-edged, flavor-saturated finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:48/64

92
Roast: Medium Review Date: January 2011
Origin: Huila, Colombia Price: $20.00/500 grams (17.6 oz.)
Evaluated as espresso. Rich and round in the aroma with soft hints of milk chocolate, stone fruit and baking spice. In the small cup the flavors broaden: apricot and honeydew melon deepened by dark chocolate and fresh tobacco. Flavors soften and persist rather deeply in the finish. In two parts milk, candied citrus peel and caramelized fruit maintain rich authority.
 
AROMA:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
WITH MILK:9
AGTRON:52/58

92
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: January 2011
Origin: Huila, Colombia Price: $10.50/250 grams (8.8 oz.)
Refined fruit-toned acidity points up flavors of ripe lemon, orange, honey and a toasty chocolate that becomes more pronounced in the finish. Syrupy mouthfeel, bright but balanced overall.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:58/70

91
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: January 2011
Origin: Huila, Colombia Price: $10.50/250 grams (8.8 oz.)
Deep, pungent cup. Spicy, peach-toned fruit, dark chocolate, tart cherry with a hint of flowers in aroma and cup. Low-toned but rich acidity, syrupy mouthfeel. Long, resonant, almost sugary finish.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:57/71

91
Roast: Medium Review Date: January 2011
Origin: Huila, Colombia Price: $20.00/500 grams (17.6 oz.)
Evaluated as espresso. Deep dark chocolate and hints of fruit in the aroma. In the small cup the fruit becomes richer and distinct, showing cherry-like and floral complications that carry into a softly nuanced finish. Sweet and balanced in two parts milk, with sustained hints of fruit, butter and toast.
 
AROMA:8
BODY:7
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:9
WITH MILK:8
AGTRON:52/63

94
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: December 2010
Origin: Honduras Price: $10.50/250 grams (8.8 oz.)
Deep, rich and pungent in aroma and cup. Roundly sweet with flavors that layer dried berries, apricot and spicy tea rose atop dark chocolate. Flavors penetrate deep into a long, resonant finish.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:57/73

92
Roast: Medium Review Date: December 2010
Origin: Honduras Price: $20.00/500 grams (17.6 oz.)
Evaluated as espresso. Sweet aromatic notes of raisin, chocolate and soft citrus. Full flavored in the small cup, with bittersweet fruit-infused chocolate hinting at grape, berry and orange, all of which persist deeply into the finish. Flavors predictably simplify in two parts milk but remain pleasing: sweet-toned fruit with a distinct minty complication.
 
AROMA:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:9
WITH MILK:8
AGTRON:47/58

92
Roast: Medium Review Date: December 2010
Origin: Western Ethiopia Price: $27.00/500 grams (17.6 oz.)
Evaluated as espresso. In the small cup exhilarating floral-toned aroma balanced by orange and caramel, light though smooth mouthfeel, and continued floral tones in the flavor with complications of tart berry, lemon and baking spice. The flowers become even more pronounced in two parts milk, deepened by notes of butter, citrus and cocoa.
 
AROMA:9
BODY:7
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
WITH MILK:9
AGTRON:48/60

91
Roast: Medium Review Date: December 2010
Origin: Honduras Price: $20.00/500 grams (17.6 oz.)
Evaluated as espresso. Sweet-toned and round. Caramelly sweetness softens toasty citrus tones and fleeting hints of lavender and carob in the small cup. Flavors linger delicately and cleanly in the finish. The sweetness theme persists in two parts milk: subdued layers of lemon, flowers and more carob.
 
AROMA:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
WITH MILK:8
AGTRON:48/62

91
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: December 2010
Origin: Honduras Price: $10.50/250 grams (8.8 oz.)
Rich and sweet, combining notes of citrus, stone fruit, honey and flowers. In the cup a brisk tartness balances a lush, juicy character. Lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavors slowly fade in the finish to a slightly astringent tartness.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:53/72

92
Roast: Medium Review Date: November 2010
Origin: Santa Ana Department, El Salvador. Price: $19.00/500 grams (17.6 oz.)
Evaluated as espresso. Bright and juicy. Flowers, ripe citrus and stone fruit in the small cup with caramel undertones. The fruit carries into a clean finish, with sugary sweetness developing in the long. Two parts milk amplifies the caramel character and rounds the persistent fruit and floral notes.
 
AROMA:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:9
WITH MILK:8
AGTRON:46/61

90
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: November 2010
Origin: Santa Ana Department, El Salvador. Price: $10.00/250 grams (8.8 oz.)
Gently sweet in aroma and cup, highlighted by notes of honeyed orange, flowers and a suggestion of nut. Gently bright acidity, medium body and a silky mouthfeel. A simplified version of the fruit-floral complex lingers in the dry finish.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:50/73

90
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: October 2010
Origin: El Quiche, Guatemala Price: $9.00/250 g. (8.8 oz.)
Sweet and intense – stone fruit and honey complimented by silky milk chocolate. Fruit- and floral-toned acidity, medium body and a deeper chocolate-like sensation in a finish marked by a touch of drying astringency.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:53/70

93
Roast: Medium Review Date: September 2010
Origin: Nicaragua Price: $18.00/500 g (17.6 oz.)
Evaluated as espresso. A complex small cup layered with notes of maple syrup, fir, toasted nut and dried fruit, apricot perhaps. Medium-bodied, but with deep, sustained flavor that carries sweetly into the finish. Flavor becomes even more nuanced in two parts milk: richly sweet caramel supports pungent fruit and aromatic wood notes.
 
AROMA:8
BODY:7
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:9
WITH MILK:10
AGTRON:50/62

92
Roast: Medium Review Date: September 2010
Origin: Costa Rica Price: $19.00/500 g. (17.6 oz.)
Evaluated as espresso. Cherry and chocolate dominate in the small cup and linger deeply into the finish, with layered complications of flowers, aromatic wood and anise. In two parts milk the chocolate becomes deeper and the fruit slightly less nuanced, but overall flavor remains sweet, round and balanced.
 
AROMA:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:9
WITH MILK:8
AGTRON:50/62

91
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: September 2010
Origin: Kenya Price: $22.00/500 g. (17.6 oz.)
Evaluated as espresso. Forcefully bright in the small cup: a berry-like sweetness supports tangy citrus and tart cherry. An impressively flavor-saturated finish combines chocolate, aromatic wood and concentrated fruit. A softer version of the fruit complex carries into two parts milk.
 
AROMA:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:9
WITH MILK:8
AGTRON:44/52

93
Roast: Medium Review Date: September 2010
Origin: El Quiche, Guatemala Price: $18.00/500 g (17.6 oz.)
Evaluated as espresso. Smooth, quietly complex. Lemon and flowers in the aroma, with deepening notes of aromatic wood and chocolate in the small cup. Full, syrupy body. Very long, rich finish saturated with chocolate and flowers. Sweetens nicely in milk but simplifies a bit, though the lemony chocolate rings on, particularly in the finish.
 
AROMA:8
BODY:9
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:9
WITH MILK:8
AGTRON:48/63

92
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: September 2010
Origin: Santa Ana Department, El Salvador. Price: $18.00/500 g (17.6 oz.)
Evaluated as espresso. Intense cedary, fruit-toned wood in the aroma; some acidity in the cup, with chewy, raisiny fruit notes leaning toward dark chocolate. A hint of flowers at the top. Strong presence in two parts milk: full mouthfeel, bittersweet chocolate, with the aromatic wood nuance rounding toward nut.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:9
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:48/53

92
Roast: Medium Review Date: August 2010
Origin: Costa Rica Price: $9.50/250 g. (8.8 oz)
Very sweet but tartly balanced profile, dominated by a distinctive, deeply floral-saturated cocoa and fragrant sandalwood. Rich, sweet acidity, light but lively mouthfeel. The short finish is rich and complex; flavor fades very slightly in the long.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:51/63

92
Roast: Medium Review Date: August 2010
Origin: Copan Department, Honduras Price: $10.00/250 g. (8.8 oz.)
Soft butter, nut and aromatic wood in the aroma. Bright, distinctly fruit-toned acidity and a silky mouthfeel. Sustained flavor deepens in the cup: sweet citrus complicates and enlivens the aromatic wood and nut notes. Flavors soften and persist gently in the finish.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:52/64

91
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: August 2010
Origin: Honduras Price: $10.00/250 g. (8.8 oz.)
Rich aroma and flavor highlighted by sweet-toned lemon with suggestions of flowers, berries and baking chocolate. Bright acidity, lightly syrupy mouthfeel and a finish that fades perhaps a bit too quickly, especially as the cup cools.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:58/70

90
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: August 2010
Origin: Nicaragua Price: $9.50/250 g. (8.8 oz)
Complex and pungently bold notes of toast, aromatic wood and sweet pipe tobacco in the aroma. All carry into the cup, with an added enveloping soft fruit. Silky mouthfeel. Flavor lasts well into the simple but rich finish.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:57/72

93
Roast: Medium Review Date: August 2010
Origin: Kenya Price: $11.00/8.8 oz.
Soft, smooth aroma combining night flowers, orange and molasses. Elegantly penetrating, fruit toned acidity, lightly syrupy mouthfeel and a lush, juicy complex of flavors: citrus, apricot, black currant and flowers. The flavors linger long into the crisp, clean finish.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:47/60

90
Roast: Medium Review Date: August 2010
Origin: El Salvador Price: $9.25/8.8 oz.
Crisply but pungently sweet: molasses, fir and flowers in aroma and cup. Gentle acidity, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The flavor fades in the finish but the sweetness remains.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:7
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:51/59

94
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: April 2010
Origin: Ethiopia Price: $18.50 / 500 g. (17.6 oz.)
Evaluated as espresso. Distinct floral- and citrus-toned aroma, lightly syrup mouthfeel and crisp, concentrated fruit that combines suggestions of citrus, flowers, aromatic wood and a cocoaish chocolate. Clean, very rich finish; the cocoa rounds to a sweet lemony chocolate. The intense flavors simplify in two parts milk but retain character and balance.
 
AROMA:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:10
WITH MILK:8
AGTRON:53/72

90
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: April 2010
Origin: Brazil Price: $18.50 / 500 g. (17.6 oz.)
Evaluated as espresso. Crisp aroma with an enveloping sweetness: dried apricot, caramel, nut. All carries into the small cup, complicated by penetrating suggestions of lemon, cocoa nib, fir. Lightly syrupy mouthfeel, rich finish. In two parts milk the cocoa rounds to chocolate nuanced by continued hints of fir and lemon.
 
AROMA:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
WITH MILK:8
AGTRON:57/75

90
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: April 2010
Origin: Colombia Price: $18.50 / 500 g. (17.6 oz.)
Evaluated as espresso. High-toned, sweet aroma: caramel and hints of orange, lemon and aromatic wood. In the small cup the fruit brightens and the suggestions of lemon and aromatic wood become more distinct, though still softened by caramel. Two parts milk deepen the caramel to a dark chocolate nuanced by continued hints of citrus and aromatic wood.
 
AROMA:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
WITH MILK:8
AGTRON:61/76

95
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: April 2010
Origin: Sidamo, Ethiopia Price: $10.00 / 250 g. (8.8 oz.)
Sweet and richly high-toned aroma: lemon, flowers, fresh-cut cedar, honey. Lushly bright acidity, medium body, silky mouthfeel. In the cup the lavish acidity registers first, followed by a softer impression of night flowers, lemon, and a cedar note that rounds toward cocoa. Extraordinarily long, resonant finish, deeply saturated with flavor.
 
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:10
AGTRON:54/76

90
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: April 2010
Origin: Minas Gerais, Brazil Price: $9.25 / 250 g. (8.8 oz.)
Round, aromatic sweetness, highlighted by candied nut and caramel. A delicate cup, with balanced acidity, soft mouthfeel, and continued sweet nut complemented by softer citrus and chocolate nuance. All carry into the finish along with a hint of aromatic wood.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:53/73

90
Roast: Light Review Date: April 2010
Origin: Colombia Price: $9.00 / 250 g. (8.8 oz.)
Soft but complex aroma, suggesting milk chocolate, caramel, nut, aromatic wood. Vivid fruit-toned acidity; a distinct orangy citrus brightens the soft chocolate and caramel tendencies of the aroma. Rich, flavor-saturated, rather dry finish.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:61/86

90
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: April 2010
Origin: Ethiopia Price: $9.25 / 250 g. (8.8 oz.)
Intensely floral aroma nuanced by suggestions of lemon, bergamot, and sweet herb. In the cup crisp acidity, light but silky mouthfeel, and continued vivid floral and lemon notes; the hints of herb soften. Very sweet, clean finish, with the flavor notes rounding toward a sort of floral chocolate.
 
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:7
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:51/71