Highest Rated Coffees

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We found 349 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: 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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Review Date: September 2014

Price: NT$ 480/8 ounces

Delicate and exotic. Sugar cane, ripe lime, orange, fresh-cut cedar, wisteria, a hint of rye whisky in aroma and cup. Soft, lyrically sweet acidity; light, silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a sweet, cleanly whisky-toned finish.

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Review Date: September 2014

Price: HK $178/200 grams

Distinctly brandy-toned, sweet yet briskly pungent. Cleanly expressed brandy, strawberry-like fruit, dark chocolate, night-blooming flowers in aroma and cup. Round, gently vibrant acidity; lightly syrupy, very buoyant and lively mouthfeel. Rich, deep, profoundly flavor-saturated finish.

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Review Date: September 2014

Price: KRW 50,000/200 grams

Delicate, crisply and sweetly intricate. Honey, mango-like fruit, elderberry and very complex floral notes, ranging from bitterish lavender through lush honeysuckle. A hint of rye whisky, a sort of essence of rye whisky, supports the fruit and flowers. Tart though very sweet acidity; light but silky mouthfeel. Deep, resonantly flavor-saturated finish.

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Review Date: August 2014

Price: $15.95/12 ounces

Klatch Coffee Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Complexly structured: quite sweet with a tart and bitterish balance. Honey, tangerine, dark chocolate, hints of flowers and apricot in aroma and small cup. Full, buttery mouthfeel. The short finish is sweet and gently flavor saturated; the long turns richly drying. Pronounced presence in milk: fat-bodied, chocolaty, with a hint of flowers.

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Review Date: July 2014

Price: $19.95/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Elegantly dry but deeply sweet. Lavender-like flowers, blackberry, strawberry, dark chocolate, black sage in aroma and cup. Briskly dry but very sweet acidity; syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Chocolate and flowers carry into a long, resonant finish.

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Review Date: July 2014

Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Delicate but rich; fine, layered complexity. Lilac, honey, apricot, raspberry, sandalwood, much more in aroma and cup. Gently bright, lively, almost effervescent acidity; lightly syrupy, buoyant mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates, though the floral note in particular persists in a long, resonant finish.

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Review Date: July 2014

Price: KRW 95,000/100 grams

Grandly fruit-toned, extravagant. Complex, layered fruit (guava, grapefruit, berry), sweet cocoa, brandy, lush, rose-like flowers in aroma and cup. Rich, tart, juicy acidity; big, syrupy mouthfeel. Sweet, deeply flavor-saturated short finish; very slightly fading and alcohol-edged in the long.

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Review Date: July 2014

Price: $18.50/12 ounces

Pungently sweet, juicy. Lavender-like flowers, black currant, guava, dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart, floral-toned acidity; lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Flowers, fruit and chocolate all carry into a rich, crisp finish.

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Review Date: July 2014

Price: $6.00/16 fluid ounces

A pure, ready-to-drink bottled coffee tested over ice. Bright, sweet, refreshing. The acidity is crisply sweet and fruit-toned; the mouthfeel smooth, satiny. Caramel, roasted cacao nib, layered fruit – lemon, grape, peach – and a hint of flowers in the flavor, with the lemon note in particular carrying into a clean, sweet, slightly drying finish. Adding whole milk pleasantly develops the chocolate and rounds the fruit.

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Review Date: July 2014

Price: $25.99/12 ounces

Balanced but extravagantly and exotically aromatic. Minty dark chocolate, lush flowers, fresh-cut cedar, rye whisky, complexly layered fruit – strawberry, mango, guava – in aroma and cup. Round, resonant acidity; full, very smooth mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around the chocolate tendency in a resonant finish.

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