Portland, OR Coffee Reviews

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We found 102 reviews of coffees and espressos roasted in greater Portland, OR. These coffee reviews and espresso reviews are listed in reverse chronological order by review date. Older coffee reviews and espresso reviews may no longer accurately reflect current versions of the same coffees.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $14.00/12 ounces

Deeply and richly sweet, complex, layered. Apricot, dark chocolate, nut-toned toffee, sandalwood, fresh humus (forest floor).Sweet-savory structure with lively, juicy acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish is resonant with notes of stone fruit and sandalwood in the short and earth-toned toffee in the long.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $15.00/250 grams

High-toned, crisply sweet. Roasted cacao nib, apricot, freesia, oak, toffee in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned in structure with brisk, juicy acidty; silky mouthfeel. The finish centers around cocoa-toned stone fruit with hints of spicy floral notes.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $15.00/250 grams

Deep, complex, richly sweet-savory. Vanilla orchid, toasted coconut, fine musk, dried fig, dark caramel in aroma and cup. Elegant, savory-leaning structure with bright, juicy acidity; plush, velvety mouthfeel. The resonant, flavor-laden finish is centered around floral-toned fruit, with supporting notes of dark caramel and fine musk.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: $16.00/12 ounces

Deeply and richly sweet-savory. Orange marmalade, pipe tobacco, dried fig, dark chocolate, freesia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Bright, sweetly-tart in structure with zesty acidity; delicately satiny mouthfeel. Notes of richly savory pipe tobacco lead in the finish, paired with dried fig in the short and orange marmalade in the long.

Review Date: Aug 2017

Price: $15.00/250 grams

Deep, layered, intricate, very sweet. Raspberry, roasted cacao nib, mango, complex flowers (jasmine, lavender, rose), myrrh, a hint of spirits—Brazilian cachaça perhaps. Richly sweet/tart in structure; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a long, bittersweet finish.

Review Date: May 2017

Price: $22.00/12 ounces

Sweetly bright, subtly wine-toned. Tangerine zest, oak, honeysuckle, cocoa powder, a hint of wine in aroma and cup. Gentle, roundly bright acidity; lightly satiny, lively mouthfeel. Wine/grape suggestions carry into an oaky but very sweet-toned finish.

Review Date: Oct 2016

Price: $15.00/250 grams

No. 6 Coffee of 2016: Coava Mr. David Mburu Kenya

Deeply pungent, richly sweet-savory. Pink grapefruit zest, cashew, red currant, butterscotch, fine musk in aroma and cup. Intense, crisp but juicy acidity; delicate, silky-smooth mouthfeel. The finish consolidates around floral-toned musk notes in the short while an attractive new element, coconut, emerges in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2016

Price: $15.00/250 grams

Complexly layered with great sweetness. Ginger flower, mangosteen, frankincense, lemon zest, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Vibrant, intricate acidity; lightly satiny mouthfeel. The rich, resonant finish is carried by rich, cocoa-toned florals and deep, sweet fruit notes.

Review Date: Aug 2016

Price: $35.00/8 ounces

Intricate, immensely sweet. Dried raspberry, orange zest, mousse-like chocolate, Cognac, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Punchy, sweet acidity; velvety mouthfeel. The flavor consolidates to chocolate and dried raspberry, with a hint of sweet ferment, in the finish.

Review Date: Apr 2016

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Sweetly bright, plush, floral. Rose, fresh-cut fir, peach, orange zest in aroma and cup. Quietly juicy acidity; satiny mouthfeel. The roses, peach and orange zest all resonate in a mildly drying but roundly balanced finish.

Review Date: Apr 2016

Price: $13.00/12 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Softly but richly pungent. Cashew nut, roasted cacao-nib, papaya, honey-mustard in aroma and small cup. Syrupy mouthfeel. Rich but drying in the short finish; a chocolaty sweetness emerges in the long. Quietly nuanced and nut-toned in three parts milk.

Review Date: Apr 2016

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Subtle, delicately sweet. Raw cashew, black peppercorn, lemon zest, dried peach, faint wisteria in aroma and cup. Mildly tart, juicy acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The round, resonant finish is redolent of peach and black peppercorn.

Review Date: Apr 2016

Price: $19.00/12 ounces

Delicately bright, richly sweet. Tangerine zest, rhododendron, caramel, almond in aroma and cup. Juicy, balanced acidity; soft, plush mouthfeel. The clean, resonant finish is sweet though gently drying in mouthfeel, carried by tangerine notes.

Review Date: Sep 2015

Price: $17.99/12 ounces

Gentle but intense; roundly pungent. Dark chocolate, black currant, brown sugar, rhododendron-like flowers. Quietly and sweetly tart acidity; lightly syrupy, buoyant mouthfeel. Black currant, in particular carries, into a gently tart finish.

Review Date: Aug 2015

Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Sweet, soft, balanced. Cocoa, walnut, malted grain, a hint of flowers in aroma and cup. Round, quiet acidity; light, satiny mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around cacao and walnut in a gently delicate finish.

Review Date: Mar 2015

Price: $9.00/8 ounces

Round, very sweet, suavely balanced. Pluot, roasted cacao nib, brown sugar, violet-like flowers in aroma and cup. Round, juicy acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Cacao nib and brown sugar in particular carry into an ongoing sweet, resonant finish.

Review Date: Mar 2015

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Crisp yet sweet, cidery, intricate. Strawberry, juniper, unsweetened cocoa, rose-like flowers, a hint of fruit cider in aroma and cup. Lively, melodic acidity; plush mouthfeel. Very long, complexly expressed finish that may impress some with its flavor-saturated resonance and fundamental sweetness, while putting others off with a simultaneous drying tightness.

Review Date: Oct 2014

Price: $14.00/12 ounces

Delicate, crisp, sweet. Honeysuckle, almond, white peach, fresh-cut elm in aroma and cup. Gentle but lively acidity. Light but very silky mouthfeel. Some flavor carries into a very sweet though slightly bitter-edged finish.

Review Date: Oct 2014

Price: NA

Savory-sweet, rich. Dark chocolate, mesquite, dried date, a hint of lily-like flowers in aroma and cup. Crisp, low-toned acidity. Light but silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a simple but rich finish.

Review Date: Jul 2014

Price: $3.50/10.5 fluid ounces

A pure, ready-to-drink bottled coffee tested over ice. A sweetly tart structure dominates quiet, layered flavors: lavender-like flowers, milk chocolate, orangy citrus. Richly tart, drying acidity; round, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates with the addition of cold milk; the orange, lavender and chocolate notes mute but pleasingly survive.