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96
Roast: Medium Review Date: February 2014
Origin: Nyeri region, central Kenya. Price: $16.95/12 ounces
Immensely rich and complex. Blood orange, black currant, dark chocolate, sandalwood, a hint of flowers in aroma and cup. Resonantly balanced, floral-toned acidity. Plush, lively mouthfeel. Deeply flavor-saturated finish.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:10
BODY:9
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:54/67

93
  • Klatch Coffee

    Los Angeles, California
  • Original Christmas, Nicks Holiday Favorite, Organic

Roast: Medium Review Date: December 2013
Origin: Sidama and Yirgacheffe regions, Ethiopia. Price: $14.95/12 ounces
Big, sweet and fruity with a savory, spicy edge. Guava- and pineapple-like fruit, brandy, dark chocolate, a hint of flowers and bay leaf or eucalyptus in aroma and cup. Round, vibrant acidity; heavy, syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate, brandy and bay leaf in particular carry into a rich though drying finish.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:9
BODY:9
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:47/61

91
Roast: Medium Review Date: September 2013
Origin: Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Price: $13.50/12 ounces
Balanced; soft but lively. Honey, night-blooming flowers, black cherry, crisp roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart, lively acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Deep, juicy finish.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:52/66

93
  • Klatch Coffee

    Los Angeles, California
  • Ethiopian Kochere Grade 1 Natural

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: September 2013
Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia Price: $14.95/12 ounces
Richly pungent and spicy. Roasted cacao nib, plum, spicy rose, sandalwood, a hint of lemon in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart, resonantly complex acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is tart and richly juicy, slightly drying in the long.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:56/76

92
  • Klatch Coffee

    Los Angeles, California
  • Ethiopian Kochere Grade 1 Washed

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: September 2013
Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia Price: $14.95/12 ounces
Sweetly bright, complex. Jasmine, sweet lime, plum, raspberry, roasted nut in aroma and cup. Richly tart acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but rings on in a cleanly balanced, deeply resonant finish.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:56/69

93
  • Klatch Coffee

    Los Angeles, California
  • Guatemala Covadonga Micro-Lot

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: September 2013
Origin: Antigua, Guatemala Price: $13.50/12 ounces
Smooth, layered complexity. Delicate floral notes, nut-toned chocolate, honey, a hint of banana in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-toned acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The floral notes in particular surface in a sweet, surprisingly deep finish.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:53/69

93
  • Klatch Coffee

    Los Angeles, California
  • Nicaragua Adeprofoca Maragogype

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: February 2013
Origin: Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua Price: $13.95/12 ounces
Intricate, richly pungent: chocolate fudge, spicy oak, wild berry, faint mango-like fruit and night-blooming flowers in aroma and cup. Soft, sweetly tart acidity; full velvety mouthfeel. The finish is berry-toned, with a rounded chocolaty sweetness.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:9
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:56/73

92
  • Klatch Coffee

    Los Angeles, California
  • Kenya Kagumoini Mugaga Cooperative

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: February 2013
Origin: Nyeri region, central Kenya. Price: $19.95/12 ounces
Sweetly tart, complexly floral. Honey, honeysuckle, lavender, hints of barley and fir in aroma and cup. Soft but brisk acidity; light but very silky mouthfeel. The finish is flavor-saturated and quite rich and deep for such a delicate coffee.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:53/72

91
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: December 2012
Origin: Southwestern Ethiopia. Price: $15.95/12 ounces
Sweet and honeyish. Honey, tangerine, peach, prairie flowers, hints of fir and nut in aroma and cup. Very sweet, rich acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor saturates a rich finish.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:54/76

93
  • Klatch Coffee

    Los Angeles, California
  • Original Christmas (SO Yirgacheffe)

Roast: Medium Review Date: December 2012
Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia Price: $14.95/12 ounces
Lush honey and blueberry balanced by crisper notes of roasted cocoa nib and fresh-cut cedar. A hint of flowers. Sweetly bright acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Round, gently flavor-saturated finish.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:46/64

90
  • Klatch Coffee

    Los Angeles, California
  • Nicaragua Marlene Lagos Honey

Roast: Medium Review Date: September 2012
Origin: Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua. Price: $13.95/12 ounces
Rich, balanced, a hint of red wine. Fresh-cut cedar, black-currant-like fruit, brown sugar, hints of chocolate and red wine in aroma and cup. Round, wine-toned acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Quiet, sweet-toned finish.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:52/69

91
Roast: Medium Review Date: September 2012
Origin: Cerro El Tigre, El Salvador. Price: $13.50/12 ounces
Subtly extravagant. Rich night flowers, crisp cocoa, hints of tangerine and fir in aroma and cup. Quiet acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Rich, flavor-saturated finish turns slightly heavy in the long.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:51/70

92
  • Klatch Coffee

    Los Angeles, California
  • Panama Kotowa Duncan 2012 Microlot

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: August 2012
Origin: Boquete, Panama Price: $14.95/12 ounces
Complex, spicy floral notes, tangerine-like citrus, sweet dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Brisk acidity; smooth, velvety mouthfeel. Rich, balanced, flower-saturated finish.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:52/70

96
  • Klatch Coffee

    Los Angeles, California
  • Esmeralda Leon, Panama Geisha Auction Lot

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: August 2012
Origin: Boquete, Panama Price: $39.95/8 ounces
Intense, complex floral notes, from crisp lavender to sweet lilies, with an underlying nut-toned dark chocolate that suggests fine roasted cocoa nibs. Zesty orange citrus. Rich acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. The finish may be a tad too dry for some coffee drinkers but it is rich and deeply flavor-saturated.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:9
BODY:9
FLAVOR:10
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:52/73

94
  • Klatch Coffee

    Los Angeles, California
  • Panama Don Pachi Natural Geisha

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: August 2012
Origin: Boquete, Panama Price: $59.95/8 ounces
Extraordinary deep, shifting complexity. Honey, brandy, plum, dark chocolate, lush dusk flowers in aroma and cup, although along the way any number of other aromatic notes emerge with brief, startling clarity. Round, savory-sweet structure; rich, brandyish acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Long, flavor-saturated finish.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:10
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:55/78

93
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: August 2012
Origin: Boquete, Panama Price: $16.95/12 ounces
Impressively rich, deep, savory-sweet; dark chocolate, dusk flowers, honey, berry in aroma and cup. Comfortably backgrounded acidity; full, almost chewy mouthfeel. Chocolate in particular carries into a long, resonant finish.
AGTRON:54/73

90
  • Klatch Coffee

    San Dimas, California
  • Tanzania Peaberry Kilimanjaro

Roast: Medium Review Date: July 2012
Origin: Tanzania Price: $13.50/12 ounces
Delicately intense. Rose-like flowers, cardamom, honey, a savory carob-like chocolate in aroma and cup. Soft but drying acidity; lively, lightly creamy-textured mouthfeel. Some flavor persists in a sweet though drying finish.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:7
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:49/72

93
  • Klatch Coffee

    Upland, California
  • Rwanda Fair Trade Cafe Feminino

Roast: Medium Review Date: May 2012
Origin: Gakenke District, Rwanda. Price: $14.95/12 ounces
Tart, honeyish, refreshing. Orange, honey, flowers, blackberry in aroma and cup. Round, resonant acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Long, flavor-saturated finish.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:9
BODY:9
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:50/63

94
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: September 2011
Origin: Nyeri County, Kenya. Price: $22.95/12 ounces
Strikingly distinctive profile: lavender-like flowers, crisp baker’s chocolate, strawberry-like fruit, richly pungent cedar. Crisply balanced acidity; silky, buoyantly lively mouthfeel. Rich, lavender-toned chocolate in the finish.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:10
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:51/75

93
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: July 2011
Origin: Central Province, Kenya Price: $22.95/12 ounces
Richly tart, crisp in aroma and cup: grapefruit, black currant, roasted nut, baker’s chocolate, fresh-cut fir. Delicate, cleanly bright acidity; very smooth, silky mouthfeel. Complex fruit centered on grapefruity citrus lingers in a long finish.
AGTRON:56/74

92
  • Klatch Coffee

    San Dimas, California
  • FTO Ethiopian Gedeo Worka Natural

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: November 2010
Origin: Southern Ethiopia Price: $12.95/12 oz.
Big, syrupy mouthfeel and a long, deeply resonant finish particularly distinguish this coffee, but the rich acidity is impressive too, as are the sweetly pungent aromatics: fir, dark chocolate, cherry, almond.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:9
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:53/76

92
  • Klatch Coffee

    San Dimas, California
  • Costa Rica Helsar ed Zercero Organic

Roast: Medium Review Date: October 2010
Origin: Alajuela, Costa Rica. Price: $14.95/12 oz.
Flowers, white wine and tangerine-like citrus soften toward a cocoaish dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Delicately bright, wine-like acidity, silky mouthfeel. Gently tart, chocolate-toned finish.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:50/69

93
  • Klatch Coffee

    San Dimas, California
  • Guatemala Genuine Antigua Covadonga

Roast: Medium Review Date: October 2010
Origin: Antigua, Guatemala Price: $12.50/12 oz.
A sweetly bright yet balanced cup. The acidity is delicate yet penetrating, the mouthfeel light, smooth and silky. Orange, honey, flowers and a hint of milk chocolate in both aroma and cup.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:47/68

89
  • Klatch Coffee

    San Dimas, California
  • Decaf Colombia Las Serranias

Roast: Medium Review Date: July 2010
Origin: Huila, Colombia Price: $11.95/12 oz.
Delicately rich and fruit-toned. In the aroma distinct cocoaish chocolate complicated by fresh-cut fir. In the cup soft, wine-like acidity, lightly syrupy mouthfeel, and continued fruit-inflected chocolate. A very slight sourish note (probably decaffeination-related) turns up as the cup cools, compromising an otherwise long, resonant finish.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:45/68

93
Roast: Light Review Date: May 2010
Origin: Ethiopia Price: $13.95/12 oz.
Sweet fruit ferment influences a deep, brandied chocolate and cherry character in both aroma and cup. Round, lush acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The brandied chocolate/cherry notes carry straight into an expansive short finish; a hint of salty astringency develops in the long, though still softened by a ringingly sweet fruit.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:9
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:59/88

91
  • Klatch Coffee

    San Dimas, California
  • Sumatra Bodhi Peaberry Grade A Mandheling

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: April 2010
Origin: Sumatra Price: $11.95 / 12 oz.
Aromatic hints of berry-like fruit mix with aromatic wood and a deep, molasses-like sweetness. Rich acidity, continuing sweetness and cedary wood in the cup, rounding toward a ripe peach. The flavor mutes but hangs on in the sweet finish.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:53/80

91
Roast: Medium Review Date: January 2010
Origin: Ethiopia, Java Price: NA
Intense aroma: brandyish fermented fruit, sweet-toned flowers and aromatic wood. In the cup richly balanced; delicate fruit and floral top notes with deeper hints of earth, brandy-toned chocolate and aromatic wood. These deeper tones carry into a mildly but distinctly astringent finish.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:48/70

92
Roast: Light Review Date: December 2009
Origin: El Salvador Price: NA
Aroma of sweet tangerine, caramel and muted flowers. The flowers become more pronounced in the cup, saturating the very bright, fruit-floral acidity. The tangerine-like citrus carries into the cup as well, complicated by soft suggestions of black currant and stone fruit. The finish is pleasingly sweet and fruit-toned.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:64/96

95
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: November 2009
Origin: Kenya Price: $14.95/12oz
Subtle flower-toned aroma with distinct notes of tangerine. Brightly balanced acidity, smooth mouthfeel with delicate yet sustained flavors: more flowers, milky chocolate, and fruit suggesting cherry and black currant. Clean finish with the sweet fruit character gently carrying into the long.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:53/75

92
Roast: Light Review Date: September 2009
Origin: Panama Price: $9.95/12oz
Big, fruity sweetness and underlying bouillon-like savory notes carry from aroma through finish in this nicely balanced natural or dried-in-the-fruit coffee. Impressively syrupy body, rich acidity, crisp chocolate and a dry cherryish, slightly salty fruit complicate cup and finish.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:9
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:58/88

91
Roast: Light Review Date: September 2009
Origin: Panama Price: NA
Raisiny cocoa and a hint of night flowers in the soft, understated aroma. In the cup round and delicately melodic: gently rich acidity, silky to lightly syrupy mouthfeel, cherryish fruit with continued hints of cedar and night flowers. Balanced, slightly dry finish.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:61/89

90
  • Coffee Klatch

    San Dimas, California
  • Ethiopia Organic Wondo Bonko

Roast: Light Review Date: August 2009
Origin: Ethiopia Price: NA
A rather wild fruit ferment reads in the aroma as deep-toned cherryish fruit with complicating hints of lemon and aromatic wood. In the cup muted acidity, fullish body, and a complexly savory-sweet fruit character suggesting brandy, cherry, and a slightly salty chocolate. Softens in a long, salty-sweet finish.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:7
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:62/91

89
Roast: Light Review Date: July 2009
Origin: El Salvador Price: NA
For Ken (90) and co-cupper Andy Newbom (88) "A classic and lovely El Salvador Bourbon with an intriguing twist at the end" (Andy). Pre-twist, Ken's more general descriptions emphasize dry raisiny fruit, nut, and flowers, whereas Andy's descriptors are more specific, not to mention more extravagant: "sweet dried nectarines and hibiscus" in the aroma, "flavors of stone fruits with apricot leading, hints of yellow pear and apple, a touch of soft lemonosity" in the cup, "honey ... chocolate ... peach" in the finish. As the cup cooled the twist at the end emerged. The hints of nut that Ken cited blossomed into a very explicit, dominating nut character with notes that Andy identified as "cashew and almond."
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:7
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:62/95

91
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: December 2008
Origin: Ethiopia Price: NA
Full floral aroma with hints of cherry, syrupy berries and grapefruit. Sweet, yet pungent acidity, creamy mouthfeel. Flavors of tart lemonade, flowers and sweet fruit. Clean, sweet citrus finish with a slight shimmer of acidity in the long.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:53/75

95
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: November 2008
Origin: Panama. Price: $14.95/10oz
Intense aroma: sweet cherry and blueberry notes ride a pungent, fresh-cut cedar. In the cup the berry and cedar notes turn toward red wine and crisp cocoa. Sweet, rich, cocoa- and berry-saturated finish.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:57/81

92
Roast: Light Review Date: November 2008
Origin: El Salvador Price: NA
Deep floral and sweet citrus aroma with hints of toast. Well-integrated acidity, with medium body and a silky mouthfeel. Complex yet delicate flavor notes include cherry, citrus, flowers and muted nut, with a long syrupy sweet finish.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:71/92

92
  • Coffee Klatch

    San Dimas, California
  • El Salvador Finca Los Lainez

Roast: Light Review Date: November 2008
Origin: El Salvador Price: NA
Delicate, sweet-toned aroma: molasses, flowers, flowering grass. In the cup intense but sweetly balanced acidity, silky mouthfeel, lush floral and milk chocolate notes. Long, rich, chocolate-toned finish.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:9
AGTRON:64/88

91
Roast: Light Review Date: October 2008
Origin: El Salvador Price: $9.95/16oz
A simple but poised and elegant coffee. Crisp nut notes with a lean toward chocolate dominate the aroma. In the cup round, sweet acidity, medium body with a lightly syrupy mouthfeel, and continued nut notes with a ripe cherryish fruit and perhaps a drying hint of lemon. Simple, rich, long finish.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:61/86

94
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: September 2008
Origin: Panama. Price: NA
Sweetly bright aroma, with tight-knit complexity: flowers, cocoa, honey, aromatic wood. In the cup lightly syrupy in mouthfeel, sweetly and lushly acidy but superbly balanced, with deep-toned night floral notes, orangy citrus and continued hints of cocoa and aromatic wood. Rich, flavor-saturated finish with a very slight astringency essentially lost in flowers.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:54/79

91
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: September 2008
Origin: Panama. Price: NA
A complex aromatic profile with hints of caramel, honey, fruit, toasted grains and chocolate. Bright, tangy acidity, with a full, elegant mouthfeel. A well balanced cup, tangy Key lime and juicy orange-like tones fade toward a round, satisfying sweetness. A clean aftertaste overall, with slight hints of melted milk chocolate lingering in the long finish.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:57/78

93
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: August 2008
Origin: Kenya Price: NA
Crisp, gently bright aroma: fir, blackberry. Gentle but rich in the cup: delicate acidity, medium to light body, dry yet juicy berry notes, flowers, a hint of chocolate. Berry notes saturate the dry, elegant finish.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:7
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:48/78

92
Roast: Medium Review Date: July 2008
Origin: Costa Rica Price: NA
Rich, sweetly bright and perfectly balanced throughout the profile. Cherry, molasses and nut notes in the aroma; in the cup full body and lightly syrupy mouthfeel, with dusk flower notes and continued hints of cherry, nut, and a perhaps chocolate-inclined molasses. Simple but long, sweetly rich finish.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:9
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:49/64

94
Roast: Medium Review Date: May 2008
Origin: Brazil, Brasil Price: $10.95/12oz
Balanced, complex, complete. The quiet but assertive acidity was praised as "balanced" by co-cupper Ted Stachura (93) and "sweet, rich, integrated" by Ken (94). The mouthfeel was "juicy" (Ted), the aroma and cup showed a crisply sweet complex of dry berry, cocoa, flowers, citrus, nut. Long, deep, chocolate-toned finish.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:55/65

88
Roast: Medium Review Date: May 2008
Origin: Brazil, Brasil Price: NA
Sweet-toned aroma with fruit notes that Ken (88) read as banana and co-cupper Ted Stachura (88) as blackberry. In the cup fresh, delicate, with nut and continued fruit notes complicated by floral hints that Ken found just a touch grassy, a fault that for him carried into the otherwise clean, floral-toned finish.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:7
BODY:7
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:52/65

91
  • Coffee Klatch

    San Dimas, California
  • Colombia Micro-Lot Wilmer Delgado

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: April 2008
Origin: Colombia Price: NA
Explosive aromatics: In the break deep, rich, buttery and honey-like with suggestions of flowers, coffee fruit, fresh-tanned leather. In the cup the butter notes turn rather pungent, toward butterscotch with continued flowers and a fruit that softens toward milk chocolate. Medium bodied, slightly underpowered and short in the finish but intense and intriguing aromatics throughout.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:7
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:59/75

93
  • Coffee Klatch

    San Dimas, California
  • Colombia Micro-Lot Humberto Gonzales

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: February 2008
Origin: Colombia Price: NA
Richly sweet-toned aroma: orange, cocoa, butterscotch. In the cup big, simple, authoritative but ingratiating, with round, ringing acidity and the pure expression of coffee fruit, a tart cherry sensation. Clean, deep, cherryish finish.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:7
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:55/74

93
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: November 2007
Origin: Ethiopia, Yirgacheffe Price: $14.95/8oz
Miguel Meza (93): "An intense but slightly flawed cup. The coffee is so luscious and passionate[, however,] that such misgivings are easily forgotten. A dizzying array of ripe and dried berry flavors mingles with banana, lime and chocolate." Ken (93) agrees, finding a rich mix of "brandyish cherry, crisp cocoa/chocolate and ripe orange" notes. He is more specific about the flaw, which for him is a slight salty astringency that "softens as the cup cools, allowing the ripe fruit notes to fully bloom."
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:54/74

91
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: November 2007
Origin: Ethiopia, Yirgacheffe Price: NA
Co-cupper Miguel Meza (91) calls this coffee "juicy and refreshing," Ken (91) "sweet and deep." Both were impressed by a crisp, complex aroma (for Miguel "lemon-lime, cantaloupe and peach") and as the cup cooled distinct cocoa and sweet ferment notes that Ken read as "brandied cherry" and Miguel (with more ambition to precision) as "distilled agave."
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:7
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:56/71

90
  • Coffee Klatch

    San Dimas, California
  • Best of Panama #3 Elida Estate

Roast: Medium Review Date: October 2007
Origin: Boquete, Panama Price: NA
Very deep-toned, naturally sweet coffee. Chocolate- and cedar-toned fruit in the aroma. In the cup softly and richly acidy, syrupy in mouthfeel, with low-toned fruit that suggests chocolate, cherry, raisin. A hint of flowers as the cup cools. Round, sweet finish.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:50/68

94
Roast: Medium Review Date: September 2007
Origin: Boquete, Panama Price: NA
High-toned, intense aroma with striking lemon, chocolate and menthol notes and a hint of flowers. In the cup softly and sweetly acidy with a lovely balance and distinct bittersweet chocolate and lemon notes. Superb finish: rich, crisp, saturated with a dry chocolate.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:10
AGTRON:51/66

89
Roast: Medium Review Date: June 2007
Origin: Zimbabwe Price: NA
Very sweet throughout the profile. Nut and semi-sweet chocolate notes in the aroma. In the cup tart coffee fruit notes make a distinct and delicate lean toward chocolate. The tart cherry tones persist in the sweet short finish, fading toward astringency in the long.
AROMA:7
ACIDITY:8
BODY:7
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:51/66

93
Roast: Medium Review Date: April 2007
Origin: Ethiopian, Sidamo Price: $19.95/12oz
Very sweet-toned but crisp aroma: distinct lemon, floral and chocolate notes. In the cup big-bodied, with a dry, lemony chocolate simultaneously delicate yet intense. The chocolate takes on a breathtakingly sweet floral and blueberry character as the cup cools. Continued chocolate and flowers cover for a slight salty astringency in the long finish.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:7
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:50/60

92
Roast: Medium Review Date: April 2007
Origin: Sumatra Price: $9.95/12oz
Deeply pungent, tightly complex aroma: grapefruit, earth, caramel, perhaps a hint of butter. In the cup fat bodied, sweetly pungent, with earth tones that lean toward a rich malt. The sweet-toned finish stays on the robust, rich side of astringent.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:7
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:52/62

94
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: February 2007
Origin: Huila, Colombia Price: $12.95/12oz
Quietly intense aroma, cedar and distinct butterscotch notes. Plushly heavy body in the sweet, deep-toned cup, with almost port-like red wine tones and rich hints of semi-sweet chocolate and roses anchored on a flinty, almost mineral-like base.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:7
BODY:9
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:57/68

90
Roast: Medium Review Date: November 2006
Origin: Blend Price: NA
An exhilarating and intense blueberry and wine character dominates the profile from aroma to finish. In the aroma the blueberry and wine tones are particularly pure and sweet. In the cup things grow more complicated: the blueberry takes a chocolate turn and the wine may strike some palates as too aggressively fermented. The finish is even more ambiguous, as the blueberry fruit persists nicely but takes a slightly soapy, salty direction. There are some coffee professionals who would give this unorthodox coffee a rating of 95; others would throw it off the table at 75.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:7
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:52/66

89
Roast: Medium Review Date: October 2006
Origin: Ethiopia, Sidamo Price: NA
Sweet, lyric fruit in the aroma: cherry, chocolate-toned blueberry. The fruit mutes in the small cup but the underlying structure is pleasing: rich, intense, medium-bodied and silky in mouthfeel. The berry notes carry into the slightly heavy finish. The blueberry character fattens nicely in milk, though the chocolate side of the flavor complex remains a bit tight and restrained.
AROMA:8
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
WITH MILK:8
AGTRON:48/63

90
Roast: Medium Review Date: July 2006
Origin: Blend Price: $10.95/12oz
Co-cupper Danny O'Neill and Ken both admired this coffee's sweet floral- and chocolate-toned aroma, cleanly bright (Danny) acidity and silky body. Danny (89) cited its quintessential balance, Ken (90) a "delicate, restrained giddiness" animated by floral, apple and pear notes.
AROMA:8
ACIDITY:8
BODY:7
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:47/60

89
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    San Dimas, California
  • Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Bella Kara

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: June 2006
Origin: Ethiopia, Yirgacheffe Price: NA
The aroma is intense and complex: cherry, blueberry, brandy, chocolate, with an underlying edge of pungently spicy cedar. All carry richly into the cup with an excitement a bit too edgy for elegance. A slight shadow of astringency lurking in the cup emerges clearly in the long finish.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:7
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:6
AGTRON:45/51

94
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: May 2006
Origin: Indonesia, India, Guatemala, Brazil, Ethiopia Price: $12.95/12oz
Intense aroma: brandy, chocolate, caramel. In the small cup medium in body but smooth in mouthfeel, crisply pungent yet caramelly sweet, with a tightly knit, understated complexity: brandy, caramel, cedar and flowers, hints of which persist in the roundly rich finish. Masters milk with a gentle, brandied chocolate authority.
AROMA:9
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
WITH MILK:9
AGTRON:43/49

78
Roast: NA Review Date: February 1999
Origin: Price: NA
Another Sumatra with intrigue, but more murky than mysterious. The aroma is marvelous, alive with vanilla and sweet aromatic wood tones, but the cup settles down into a heavy smokiness unrelieved by lift or sweetness. Hints of dry chocolate turn tobaccoish in the finish.
AROMA:9
ACIDITY:5
BODY:7
FLAVOR:5
AFTERTASTE:6
AGTRON:/