Highest Rated Coffees

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We found 359 outstanding coffees and espressos with scores of 94 points or higher. These distinctive coffees and espressos are among the best coffees in the world. Reviews are listed in reverse chronological order by review date. Older reviews may no longer accurately reflect current versions of the same coffee.

Review Date: October 2014

Price: $19.95/12 ounces

Klatch Coffee Logo

Sweetly and grandly bright and floral-toned. Honey, violet, lavender, grapefruit, pear in aroma and cup. Intense, complexly expressed acidity; light though buoyantly silky mouthfeel. Honey, flowers and pear-like fruit saturate a long, resonant finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: NA

Opulent and complete; finely structured yet grandly complex. Lush flowers in front – lavender, lilac, fresh vanilla – supported by ripe pear and tangerine, roasted cacao nib, cinnamon. Balanced, round, resonant acidity. Plush, lively mouthfeel. Flavor rings on in a very long, sweet-toned finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: NA

Exotic; intricate; grandly and sweetly bright. Honey, loquat, tangerine, blood orange, jasmine, cocoa in aroma and cup. Sweetness envelops tart and bitter sensations in an intense, complex acidity. Plush, silky mouthfeel. Rich, deeply flavor-saturated finish fades very slightly in the long.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: $17.95/12 ounces

Kickapoo Coffee Roasters Logo

Sweetly and lyrically bright. Peach, tangerine, vanilla, rose-like flowers, hints of musk and fir in aroma and cup. Sweetly and richly tart acidity; syrupy, lively mouthfeel. The peach, tangerine and rose notes carry into a pleasingly tart finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: $16.75/12 ounces

Kickapoo Coffee Roasters Logo

Rich, deep, lush. Strawberry, apricot, dark chocolate, jasmine and cinnamon bark in aroma and cup. Giddy, lyric acidity; buoyantly lively mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around the chocolate and strawberry notes in a crisply sweet finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: $18.00 / 12 ounces

Intensely bright, richly floral. Lavender, violet, tangerine, with rounding and softening notes of dark chocolate and red grape in aroma and cup. Big, sweetly tart acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flowers and dark chocolate saturate a very rich, long finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: $17.82/12 ounces

PT's Coffee Roasting Co. Logo

Delicate but exotic, juicy, brandy-toned. Blueberry, pineapple, lilac, brandy, roasted cacao nib, agave in aroma and cup. Tart, gently drying acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but maintains sweetness in a long, resonantly drying finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: NA

Sweet, deep, slightly savory, complex. Turbinado sugar, violet and lavender, pineapple, peach, musk in aroma and cup. Rich, round, resonant acidity. Syrupy, lively mouthfeel. The sweetness turns chocolaty and pineapple and lavender notes in particular saturate a rich finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: $14.00/12 ounces

Delicate but grandly and exhilaratingly aromatic. Sweet narcissus-like flowers, sandalwood, dark chocolate, orange marmalade in aroma and cup. Crisp, balanced acidity; plush, buoyant mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but deepens in a long, richly drying finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: $17.50/12 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Evaluated as espresso. Exhilarating and richly complex. Chocolate fudge, deeply sweet fruit (black cherry, pineapple, mango), narcissus-like flowers, vanilla and myrrh in aroma and small-cup. Soft and silky-smooth mouthfeel. Sweet chocolate, pungent florals and intensely rich aromatic wood tones carry into a deeply resonant finish. Flavor maintains balance and intricacy in three parts milk, with rich chocolate and ripe fruit predominating.

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Review Date: September 2014

Price: $14.85/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Intense; sweetly and roundly bright. Crisply nut-toned chocolate and very sweet, very zesty, very complex citrus (tangerine, lemon) in aroma and small cup. Relatively light in body but surprisingly syrupy in mouthfeel. The bright, fresh citrus carries into a very rich finish and dominates pleasingly in three parts milk; think lemon tart with a rounding suggestion of chocolate.

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Review Date: September 2014

Price: $28.00/16 ounces

The WestBean Coffee Roasters Logo

Richly and deeply pungent. Honey, blood orange, blackberry, roasted cacao nib, lilac-like flowers, a hint of pungent wood (eucalyptus?) in aroma and cup. Big but gently expressed acidity; plush, buoyant mouthfeel. Flavor carries deep into a long, resonant finish.

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Review Date: September 2014

Price: RMB 235/125 g

Delicate and richly exotic. Intense floral notes – lilac, plumeria, lavender – crisp roasted cacao nib, ripe tangerine, a hint of vanilla in aroma and cup. Brisk, lively acidity; very light but silky mouthfeel. Flowers, tangerine and vanilla all carry into a sweet-toned finish.

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Review Date: September 2014

Price: KRW$10,500/100 grams

Sweet, intense, melodic. Blueberry, tangerine, rye whisky, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Big, juicy acidity; lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Citrus and cacao nib in particular saturate a roundly rich finish.

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Review Date: September 2014

Price: $17.50/12 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Rich, deep, pungent. Fresh-cut cedar, dark chocolate, grapefruit, raisin, a hint of thyme-like herb in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet acidity; light but very silky mouthfeel. The finish is flavor-saturated, sweet but richly drying.

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Review Date: September 2014

Price: $49.95/8 ounces

Klatch Coffee Logo

Beautifully structured and almost impossibly intricate in flavor and aroma. The fruit sensation is so deep and so complex that one could find almost any note in it: we settled on guava, mango and tangerine. Intensely floral – passion fruit, lilac, lily – with crisp cacao nib and sandalwood complication. Rich, lyric acidity; syrupy but buoyant mouthfeel. The aromatic fireworks quiet a bit but still saturate the finish.

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Review Date: September 2014

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Deep, low-toned, opulent. Minty dark chocolate, ripe pineapple, orange, hints of clove and lilac in aroma and cup. Rich, round, vibrant acidity; lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Fruit-nuanced chocolate rings far into a long, resonant finish.

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Review Date: September 2014

Price: $16.50/12 ounces

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Sweet-toned, gentle, juicy. Pineapple, sweet chocolate, rum, minty flowers, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Round, richly lively acidity; full, very syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a finish that balances continuing sweetness with a crisp drying edge.

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Review Date: September 2014

Price: $18.00/8 ounces

Sweetly and delicately pungent; exotically complex. Honey, jasmine, lavender, lemon verbena, crisp suggestions of roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Gently rich, brandyish acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Honey and cacao nib in particular carry into a long, resonant finish.

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Review Date: September 2014

Price: $17.90/12 ounces

Balanced, quietly complete, subtly original. Orange, fresh-cut cedar, lily-like flowers, roasted cacoa nib, a hint of brandy in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet, smoothly nuanced acidity; syrupy though lively mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but maintains a resonant, layered complexity in a quiet, lasting finish.

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