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We found 693 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: Jan 2017

Price: $17.25/12 ounces

No. 12 Coffee on the Top 30 Coffees of 2017

Crisply sweet, intricately layered. Grapefruit, cocoa nib, honeysuckle, white sage, a suggestion of wild mushroom in aroma and cup. Juicy, balanced acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The sweet-savory finish is flavor-saturated, leading with fruit and floral tones in the short and culminating in umami-toned intrigue with hints of white sage and wild mushroom.

Review Date: Jan 2017

Price: NT $1500/16 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Crisp, deeply sweet, complex. Sandalwood, lychee, orange zest, narcissus, cumin in aroma and small cup. Full, creamy mouthfeel; floral-toned, chocolaty finish. Elegantly rich in three parts milk: sandalwood and lychee in the short finish and cocoa-toned floral notes with a hint of spice in the long.

Review Date: Jan 2017

Price: $18.60/12 ounces

Top 30: No. 3 coffee of 2017

Intensely rich, complex, vast. Plumeria, chocolate fudge, white grapefruit, perique (fermented) pipe tobacco, white truffle in aroma and cup. Juicy, bright acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant, flavor-saturated finish is long, balanced, and reiterates all of the tendencies in the cup: sweet (plumeria, chocolate), tart (white grapefruit), savory (pipe tobacco, truffle).

Review Date: Dec 2016

Price: RMB $100.00/454 grams

Evaluated as espresso. Intensely sweet, richly tart. Dried apricot, grapefruit zest, dark chocolate, lilac-like flowers, tamarind in aroma and small cup. Full, syrupy mouthfeel. The focused finish is concentrated around dried apricot and tamarind in the short and dark chocolate in the long. In three parts milk, the chocolate notes bloom alongside sweetly tart hints of tamarind.

Review Date: Dec 2016

Price: $29.00/8 ounces

Deeply rich, intricately composed. Raspberry jam, peppermint, lilac, fine musk, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Gentle, sweet acidity; plush, satiny mouthfeel. The delicate but resonant finish is redolent of cocoa-toned peppermint, richly drying and invitingly sweet.

Review Date: Dec 2016

Price: $35.00/8 ounces

Deeply sweet, intense, spice-toned. Aromatic orchid, spice box, watermelon, pink peppercorn, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Vibrantly sweet-tart, balanced acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant short finish centers around watermelon and chocolate, while a surprising note of tropical coconut surfaces in the long.

Review Date: Dec 2016

Price: $19.00/16 ounces

Profoundly sweet, richly composed. Dried mulberry, myrrh, roasted cacao nib, grapefruit zest, wisteria in aroma and cup. Crisp, bright acidity; plush, velvety mouthfeel. The floral-toned finish is resonant with notes of wisteria, cocoa and myrrh.

Review Date: Dec 2016

Price: $49.95/8 ounces

Klatch Coffee Logo

Deeply rich, enticingly sweet. Butterscotch, peach, narcissus, almond, grapefruit zest in aroma and cup. Juicy, vibrant acidity; full, velvety mouthfeel. All the flavors from the cup carry into a resonant, flavor-saturated short finish, consolidating around butterscotch notes in the long.

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: Dec 2016

Price: $3.49/12 ounces

A pure, ready-to-drink bottled coffee tested over ice. Bright, crisply sweet acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. Violet, grapefruit zest, lemon verbena, sandalwood, roasted cacao nib in flavor. The deeply sweet finish is animated by cocoa and violet with lemony undertones; with the addition of cold whole milk, those core notes round and blossom without losing their clarity.

Review Date: Dec 2016

Price: $24.00/4 ounces

Lush, deeply sweet, richly savory. Plumeria, red currant, lime zest, frankincense, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Bright, juicy acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The sweetly tart, resonant finish is flavor-saturated, with all the notes from cup and short finish carrying far into the long.

Review Date: Dec 2016

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

No. 10 coffee of 2016: Kickapoo Ethiopia Charbanta

Delicately lush, deeply sweet. Blueberry, bergamot, wisteria, chocolate fudge, a hint of whisky in aroma and cup. Bright, lively acidity; syrupy but buoyant mouthfeel. The resonant, flavor-saturated finish carries through on all the promises of the cup, including the suggestion of highlands Scotch whisky, a discreet touch of elegant, fruit-toned sweet ferment.

Review Date: Dec 2016

Price: $49.99/16 ounces

No. 24 Coffee of 2016: Willoughby's Panama Don Julian

Deeply sweet, richly savory. Butterscotch, lavender, tamarind, roasted cacao nib, mango in aroma and cup. Big, juicy acidity; viscous, velvety mouthfeel. In addition to resonant butterscotch and lavender tones in the short finish, the long introduces an appealing coconut note.

Review Date: Dec 2016

Price: $47.50/8 ounces

PT's Coffee Roasting Co. Logo

Expressive, balanced, richly sweet. Lemon blossom, baker’s chocolate, cashew butter, aged Tequila, tea rose in aroma and cup. Vibrant, balanced acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. Lemon blossom and cashew butter carry the short finish, while notes of aged Tequila, suggesting a refined sweet ferment, return in the long, enveloped by baker’s chocolate.

Review Date: Dec 2016

Price: $20.00/8 ounces

Crisply bright, resonantly sweet. Candied orange zest, nougat, sandalwood, vanilla, pineapple guava in aroma and cup. Bright, juicy acidity; delicate, billowy mouthfeel. Candied orange zest is the leading note in the flavor-saturated short finish, while pineapple guava and sandalwood, with a whisper of vanilla, resonate in the long.

Review Date: Dec 2016

Price: $32.00/8 ounces

Delicate, high-toned, sweetly tart. Lemon verbena, toffee, pomegranate, dark chocolate, lavender in aroma and cup. Vibrantly tart acidity; very silky, smooth mouthfeel. The quietly expressive finish centers around crisp lemon verbena notes and hints of spicy lavender.

Review Date: Dec 2016

Price: NT $1000/16 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Deeply rich, intricately aromatic. Sandalwood, tangerine zest, baker’s chocolate, ripe plum, wisteria in aroma and small cup. Delicate, silky mouthfeel; floral-toned, zesty, slightly drying finish. Softens and blooms with vast, flavor-saturated elegance in three parts milk: chocolate, plum, flowers, more.

Review Date: Nov 2016

Price: $17.00/250 grams

Delicate, vibrantly sweet. Hibiscus, roasted cocoa nib, dried mulberry, frankincense, candied orange zest in aroma and cup. Bright, juicy-tart acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. Rich-toned, layered finish: dried mulberry notes in the short, cocoa-toned hibiscus in the long.

Review Date: Nov 2016

Price: NT $1400/16 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Sweetly rich, chocolaty. Chocolate fudge, myrrh, sandalwood, frangipane, lavender in aroma and small cup. Full, fudge-like body. The lavender- and sandalwood-inflected finish is also deeply chocolaty, resonant and sweet. Sweet and savory are enticingly balanced in three parts milk.

Review Date: Nov 2016

Price: $16.25/12 ounces

Kean Coffee Logo

Sweetly tart, deeply floral. Honeysuckle, mango, sarsparilla, butterscotch, pipe tobacco in aroma and cup. Juicy, buoyantly tart acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The quietly resonant finish centers around sarsparilla and butterscotch.

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