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We found 726 coffees and espressos that earned an outstanding score of 94 points or higher. The reviews below appear in reverse chronological order by review date. Older reviews may no longer accurately reflect current versions of the same coffee.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: CAD $21.00/12 ounces

Bright, richly sweet, complex. Red currant, lilac, dark chocolate, lime zest, redwood in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory in structure, with juicy acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The balanced finish is resonant with notes of red currant and dark chocolate, with hints of lime zest.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: $16.50/12 ounces

Deeply sweet, subtly pungent. Honey, pear, tangerine zest, dark chocolate, pistachio in aroma and cup. Sweet and juicy yet crisp in structure (think ripe pear); plush and buoyant in mouthfeel. Resonant and flavor saturated in the short finish; simplifies around hints of tangerine and pistachio in the long.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: CAD $17.00/12 ounces

Top 30: Coffee No. 17 of 2017

Balanced, sweet-savory. Red currant, roasted cacao nib, clove, blood orange zest, frankincense in aroma and cup. Savory-sweet structure with lively acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant, spice-toned finish leads with intimations of clove and roasted cacao nib in the short, rounding to rich fruit tones with hints of frankincense in the long.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: $24.50/12 ounces

Intense; deep, spice-complicated sweetness. Black currant, baker’s chocolate, peppercorn medley, black sage, a hint of lush lily in aroma and cup. Balanced and lively in structure: sweetly tart with a savory edge. Plush, silky mouthfeel. Chocolate moves forward in a resonant, long, lively finish.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: HKD $158/227 grams

Evaluated as espresso. Sweetly tart, floral-toned. Honeysuckle, oak, dried apricot, dark chocolate, thyme in aroma and small cup. Delicately syrupy body; gently drying, floral-driven finish in the short and sweetly herb-toned in the long. In three parts milk, chocolate, florals and fruit all take center stage, and thyme-like herb notes gently follow.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: HKD $250/227 grams

Evaluated as espresso. Sweet-toned, deeply rich, chocolaty. Vanilla paste, dark chocolate, narcissus, pink grapefruit zest, black cherry in aroma and cup. Plush, syrupy mouthfeel; resonant, flavor-saturated finish. In three parts milk, rich chocolate tones intensify, along with intimations of vanilla paste and black cherry in the short finish and floral-toned citrus zest in the long.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: HKD $200/227 grams

Evaluated as espresso. Subtle and enveloping, richly sweet-toned. Jasmine, roasted cacao nib, passionfruit, sandalwood, nougat in aroma and small cup. Delicate, silky mouthfeel; cocoa- and sandalwood-toned finish with notes of passionfruit carrying into the long. In three parts milk, passionfruit and jasmine harmonize with cocoa and a pleasing aromatic wood.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: $17.90/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Big-bodied, complexly structured: sweet-savory-tart. Notes of dark chocolate, plumeria, peach, cumin, pistachio in aroma and small cup. Plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate carries into a dry though richly expressed finish. The dark chocolate, pistachio and peach-toned fruit notes carry crisply but seductively into three-parts milk.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: $51.00/8 ounces

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Delicate and confident, sweetly spice-toned. Dried coconut, frankincense, baker’s chocolate, tea rose, tamarind in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory and balanced in structure; buoyant, silky-smooth mouthfeel. The finish leads with notes of chocolate and frankincense in the short, lifting to sweet-tart tamarind and coconut in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Dragonfly Coffee Roasters Logo

Deeply sweet, richly savory. Lilac, dried black currant, grapefruit zest, tamarind, myrrh in aroma and cup. Balanced in structure, complete; crisply sweet-savory. Plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The sweet, high-toned finish leads with lilac and tamarind in the short, while pink grapefruit zest and myrrh ring into the long.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: $16.49/12 ounces

No. 13 Coffee of the Top 30 Coffees of 2017

Evaluated as espresso. Raspberry jam, juniper, dark chocolate, candied tangerine zest, tea rose in aroma and small cup. Lively, syrupy body; flavor-saturated, resonant finish. In cappuccino-scaled milk, notes of raspberry, chocolate, spicy florals, and sweet-toned citrus zest harmonize with balanced complexity.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: $26.00/8 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Elegant, spice-toned, sweetly tart. Lilac, cedar, Concord grape, dark chocolate, almond in aroma and small cup. Full, syrupy mouthfeel; tart-leaning finish that centers around Concord grape and dark chocolate notes. In three parts milk, explodes with fruit tones beyond Concord grape: tropical notes of lychee, coconut underscored by dark chocolate, aromatic wood, and pretty lilac, all rounded and harmonized by the milk.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Greater Good Logo

Balanced, richly sweet, spice-toned. Apricot, baker’s chocolate, lilac, coriander, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Deep, sweet-savory structure with bright acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. The finish is paradoxically dry yet juicy, leading with resonant notes of apricot and fresh-ground coriander in the short and cocoa-toned sweet florals in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: $18.95/12 ounces

Delicate, subtly and richly sweet. Dried hibiscus, pistachio, black currant, roasted cacao nib, myrrh in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory, gently bright structure; smoothly satiny mouthfeel. The finish, both deeply sweet and richly drying, consolidates to dried hibiscus in the short, while cocoa-toned black currant with a hint of myrrh return in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: $16.99/12 ounces

Top 30 Coffees of 2017: Coffee No. 19

Delicate, balanced, sweetly spice-toned. Strawberry, almond, cocoa powder, fine musk, narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Integrated, juicy, balanced structure. Velvety, lively, almost effervescent mouthfeel. The resonant, flavor-saturated finish leads with notes of sweet berries in the short, rounding to deep florals in the long.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $18.95/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

High-toned, crisply sweet-tart, richly savory. Jasmine, roasted cacao nib, lemon verbena, grapefruit zest, aromatic mushroom in aroma and cup. Balanced sweetly tart structure with a rich umami undercurrent; buoyant, satiny mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish leads with floral notes (jasmine) and closes with crisply sweet citrus (lemon verbena, grapefruit zest).

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $17.90/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Delicate, sweet-toned, herbaceous. Milk chocolate, spearmint, gardenia, sarsparilla, date in aroma and cup. Richly sweet-tart, vibrant structure; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. The cocoa- and floral-toned finish, with undertones of sweet herb notes, goes on and on.

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: $17.00/12 ounces

Top 30: No. 24 Coffee of 2017

Crisply sweet, fruit-forward. Ripe strawberry, aromatic orchid, honey, toasted pine nut, a hint of sumac spice in aroma and cup. Lavish, elegant structure, with sweet-tart-savory in harmonious balance. Syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is resonant, long and flavor-saturated, maintaining the promise of the complex flavor notes from the cup.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $14.95/12 ounces

Espresso Republic Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Deeply and richly sweet-tart, spice-toned. Dark chocolate, blood orange zest, licorice root, dried mango, caraway seed in aroma and small cup. Full, creamy mouthfeel; the finish moves from crisp, sweet cocoa tones in the short to caraway and licorice root in the long. In cappuccino-scaled milk, floral, fruit and savory spice tones richly converge.

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