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We found 188 reviews of coffees and espressos roasted in greater Seattle, WA. 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: Jun 2017

Price: $18.95/12 ounces

Elegant, richly sweet, deeply savory. Butterscotch, roasted cacao nib, dried jasmine, caraway seed, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The richly drying cocoa-toned finish is saturated with notes of butterscotch and dried jasmine.

Review Date: Feb 2017

Price: $30.00/12 ounces

Crisp yet jammy; exotic. Strawberry preserves, lilac-like flowers, roasted cacao nib, oak, a hint of black currant in aroma and cup. Gently bright acidity; light, satiny mouthfeel. Hints of flowers and sweet strawberry carry into a quiet but resonant finish.

Review Date: Dec 2016

Price: $19.50/12 ounces

Delicately rich, gently and sweetly bright. Dark chocolate, peach, blood orange zest, lilac-like flowers, a pungent hint of juniper berry in aroma and cup. Crisp, light-footed acidity; smooth, satiny mouthfeel. Peach, chocolate and flowers carry into a deeply flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: May 2016

Price: $16.00/12 ounces

Sweetly rich, deeply pungent. Honey, tea rose, fir, black currant, thyme in aroma and cup. Quiet, crisp acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. All flavor notes carry into a nuanced, resonant, gently drying finish.

Review Date: Apr 2016

Price: $14.50/8.8 ounces

Roundly roast-toned but nuanced. Scorched oak, dark chocolate, apricot, soft hints of lily-like flowers in aroma and cup. Roast-rounded, gently tart acidity; lightly satiny mouthfeel. Chocolate, apricot and flowers carry faintly into a briskly drying finish.

Review Date: Apr 2016

Price: $17.50/8.8 ounces

Roast-toned but spicy; sweet, intricate. Cocoa powder, lightly scorched sandalwood, peach, narcissus in aroma and cup. Lively, spice-toned acidity; light but buoyantly silky mouthfeel. Sandalwood, peach and chocolate carry into a rich though drying finish.

Review Date: Feb 2016

Price: $10.95/12 ounces

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Roast-toned and chocolaty. Roasted almond, dark chocolate, narcissus, molasses in aroma and cup. Crisply dry acidity; velvety mouthfeel. Chocolate and nut suggestions consolidate in a gently drying finish.

Review Date: Dec 2015

Price: $19.50/12 ounces

Pungently fruit-forward and crisply floral. Plumeria-like flowers, Graham cracker, mulberry, almond in aroma and cup. Crisp, succulent acidity; full, velvety mouthfeel. Fruit and floral notes consolidate in a long, sweet, balanced finish.

Review Date: Dec 2015

Price: $17.00/16 ounces

Delicately sweet and spice-toned. Mulling spices, almond, narcissus-like flowers and caramel in aroma and cup. Sweet, gentle acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Long, richly drying, spice-toned finish.

Review Date: Nov 2015

Price: $11.35/12 ounces

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Deep, rich. Oak, molasses, dark chocolate, orange zest, pecan in aroma and cup. Round, quiet acidity; plush mouthfeel. Dark chocolate and pecan in particular carry into a sweet, balanced finish.

Review Date: Oct 2015

Price: $18.75/12 ounces

Balanced, sweet-toned, classic. Ripe raspberry and orange, citrus blossom, roasted cacao nib, a hint of sage in aroma and cup. Gently and richly nuanced acidity; round, cushiony mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a resonant finish.

Review Date: Aug 2015

Price: $12.95/12 ounces

Woody, complex roast pungency. Mildly scorched cedar, carob, sassafras, musk in aroma and cup. Roast-rounded, gently bittersweet acidity; full but slightly rough mouthfeel. The finish is sweet though heavy, a little cottony.

Review Date: Jun 2015

Price: $21.00/12 ounces

Coffee Review's No. 20 Coffee of 2015

Richly sweet; layered complexity. Pomogranate, narcissus, round, caramelly chocolate, a pungent hint of pine in aroma and cup. Balanced, lyrically lively acidity; plump, satiny mouthfeel. Chocolate and a hint of pine in a lightly drying finish.

Review Date: Jun 2015

Price: $19.00/12 ounces

Immensely sweet, lushly aromatic. A complex layering of fruit – strawberry guava, pomegranate, mango – plus plumeria-like flowers, sandalwood, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Plump, juicy acidity; syrupy though lively mouthfeel. Deeply flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: Jun 2015

Price: $16.50/12 ounces

Rich, deep, yet delicate. Tangerine, rose-like flowers, fresh-cut cedar, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Lively, levitating acidity; light but silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a sweetly crisp finish.

Review Date: Jun 2015

Price: $40.00/8 ounces

Impressive balance of roasty pungency and gently brisk acidity. Softly scorched cedar, a distinct, complexly expressed dark chocolate, hints of blackberry and grapefruit in aroma and cup. Roast-nuanced, softly bittersweet acidity; plush mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around dry chocolate and a hint of berry in a crisp finish.

Review Date: Jun 2015

Price: $24.00/8.8 ounces

Sweetly pungent, lightly roast-influenced. Black currant, dark chocolate, mildly scorched cedar, an herby hint in aroma and cup. Roast-muted acidity; plump, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Finish consolidates around a dry chocolate and a complicating hint of tart black currant.

Review Date: Jun 2015

Price: $34.50/8.8 ounces

Quiet, roasty, chocolaty. Scorched oak, buttery dark chocolate, a hint of lemon in aroma and cup. Crisp, roast-toned acidity; lean though silky mouthfeel. A roasty chocolate dominates in the finish.

Review Date: Jun 2015

Price: $13.20/8 ounces

Some pleasing chocolate, but generally dominated by a very aggressive dark roast. Heavily scorched oak, dark chocolate, hints of cashew and prune. Full, though rather rough-textured mouthfeel. Sweet dark chocolate carries into an otherwise rather cottony finish.

Review Date: May 2015

Price: $13.95/12 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Big, complex, tartly pungent. Co-taster Ethan Hill (93) remarked on deeply expressed flowers, a very slightly fermenty berry note, and a musky, slightly savory hint. Both Ethan and Ken (92) found the cup “richly and sweetly tart,” though Ken apparently found the tart character a bit less appealing than did Ethan. Mouthfeel was “plush” (Ethan), the aftertaste deep and tartly complex for both tasters, though again, Ken would probably have appreciated the cup finishing on a slightly rounder note. In three parts milk both found the tart intensity untamed and “bordering on bracing” (Ethan).