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We found 41 reviews of coffees and espressos roasted in greater Washington DC. 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: $16.49/12 ounces

Richly sweet, floral-toned. Wisteria, roasted cacao nib, almond, caramel, hint of musk in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweetly tart structure with juicy acidity; crisply velvety mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to a pretty cocoa-toned musk in the short, with almond and caramel resurfacing in the long.

Review Date: Jan 2018

Price: $16.99/12 ounces

Resonantly fruit-forward, elegant, complex. Honey, dried raspberry, chocolate truffle, aged rum, a hint of marjoram in aroma and cup. Juicy, rich structure with bright, vibrant acidity; full, satiny mouthfeel. A suggestion of sweet marjoram complicates the rich, flavor-saturated finish, which leads with honey and raspberry notes in the short, rounding to chocolate and aged rum in the long.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: $17.49/12 ounces

Delicate, richly and sweetly tart. Dried hibiscus, fine musk, almond, sandalwood, raspberry in aroma and cup. Fruit-toned, deeply sweet structure with gently-expressed acidity; buoyant, satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The crisp, flavor-saturated finish is characterized by sweet-tart fruit and floral tones (raspberry, hibiscus).

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $16.49/12 ounces

Sweetly pungent, richly savory. Dried mulberry, bay leaf, butterscotch, violet, Meyer lemon zest in aroma and cup. Delicate, sweet-savory structure; buoyant, silky mouthfeel. Floral tones and notes of dried berries lead the resonant finish in the short, rounding to butterscotch with herbaceous undertones in the long.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $17.99/12 ounces

High-toned, complex, richly sweet. Nougat, strawberry guava, roasted cacao nib, honeysuckle, myrrh in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet structure with juicy acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Strawberry guava, crisply sweet-tart, carries the short finish; richly drying roasted cacao nib with hints of honeysuckle resonante in the long.

Review Date: Apr 2017

Price: $14.49/12 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Intensely aromatic and sweet. White peach, nougat, jasmine, tamarind, myrrh in aroma and small cup. Plush, syrupy mouthfeel; richly drying, floral-toned finish with continued notes of white peach. In three parts milk, all of the aromatic notes converge, perfumy and complex.

Review Date: Apr 2017

Price: $14.99/12 ounces

Delicate, richly sweet. Lilac, roasted cacao nib, vanilla bean, tart quince, aromatic frankincense in aroma and cup. Roundly sweet acidity; lush, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The gentle finish is quietly flavor-saturated, leading with fruit and floral tones in the short, cocoa in the long.

Review Date: Feb 2017

Price: $14.49/12 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Bright, chocolaty, floral-toned. Grapefruit, dark chocolate, hazelnut butter, lavender, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and small cup. Lively, full, velvety mouthfeel; tart, aromatic wood-framed finish. Dark chocolate notes are enlivened in three parts milk, with intimations of lavender-like flowers throughout.

Review Date: Dec 2016

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Deeply and sweetly pungent; floral-toned. Narcissus, nougat, sandalwood, grapefruit zest, moist, freshly fallen leaves in aroma and cup. Crisp, sweet-tart acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The deep, savory-edged finish conjures fine sandalwood incense with sweet floral undertones.

Review Date: Dec 2016

Price: $14.99/12 ounces

Delicately and richly sweet; balanced. Lemon verbena, myrrh, honeysuckle, spearmint, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Crisply juicy, sweetly tart acidity; satiny mouthfeel. The gently drying, flavor-saturated finish is resonant with citrus and sweet herb enveloped in cocoa tones.

Review Date: Dec 2016

Price: $14.49/12 ounces

Delicately rich, crisp, balanced. Dried apricot, baker’s chocolate, rhododendron, orange zest, cinnamon in aroma and cup. Lively, juicy acidity; velvety mouthfeel. Cinnamon-like spice leads in the short finish; dried fruit and vanilla-like flowers resonate in the long.

Review Date: Nov 2016

Price: $14.49/12 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Balanced, sweetly tart. Dark chocolate, pomegranate, Oolong tea, rose-like flowers, almond in aroma and small cup. Delicate, silky mouthfeel. Clean, sweet finish, with a savory resonance. In three parts milk, chocolate tones re-emerge, along with hints of roasted almond.

Review Date: Nov 2016

Price: $17.99/12 ounces

No. 23 Coffee of 2016: Red Rooster Kenya Karindundu

Complex, deeply pungent, sweetly savory. Lavender, pink peppercorn, gooseberry, lemongrass, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Juicy, sweet-tart acidity; lightly creamy mouthfeel. Cocoa and lavender tones lead in a resonant, flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: Nov 2016

Price: $14.49/12 ounces

Rich, intricate and layered. Lemon zest, roasted cacao nib, violet, mulberry, frankincense in aroma and cup. Delicately tart acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The crisp, richly drying finish is cocoa-toned, with hints of citrus.

Review Date: Oct 2016

Price: $17.99/12 ounces

Deeply sweet, fruit-forward. Dried raspberry, apple brandy, freesia-like flowers, roasted cacao nib, molasses in aroma and cup. Crisp, sweet-tart acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Raspberry tones ring from the break through to the quietly resonant finish, with a supporting array of spicy florals.

Review Date: Sep 2016

Price: $25.00/12 ounces

Deeply rich, sweetly pungent. Black currant, wisteria, spicy oak, bergamot, vanilla in aroma and cup. Vibrant, sweetly tart acidity; full, velvety mouthfeel. The richly drying finish is high-toned, sweetly herbaceous, focused around bergamot and vanilla notes.

Review Date: Aug 2016

Price: $30.00/12 ounces

Sweetly and richly pungent. Violet, peach, almond butter, baker’s chocolate, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Round, quietly tart acidity; Smooth, satiny mouthfeel. The rich, flavor-saturated short finish consolidates to violet and baker’s chocolate in the long.

Review Date: Aug 2016

Price: $15.49/12 ounces

Delicate, sweetly fruit-forward. Brandy, raspberry, honeysuckle, tangerine zest, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Very tart acidity; billowy-smooth mouthfeel. The rich, resonant finish consolidates around cacoa nib and berry.

Review Date: Aug 2016

Price: $16.00/12 ounces

Delicately sweet, complex. Honey, frankincense, wisteria, nectarine, pistachio in aroma and cup. Richly vibrant acidity; very silky mouthfeel. All flavor notes carry over into the flavor-saturated short finish, with frankincense-laced nectarine lingering into the long.

Review Date: Aug 2016

Price: $19.00/12 ounces

Rich, sweet, intricately composed. Dried red currant, cherry blossom, redwood, cinnamon, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Juicy-tart acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The crisp, flavor-saturated finish center on red currant and cinnamon notes, with cacao nib resurfacing in the long.