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Review Date: December 2014

Price: $18.50/12 ounces

Kickapoo Coffee Roasters Logo

Deeply and sweetly tart; intricate; refined. Distinct sweet lemon, pungent black currant, roasted cacao nib, narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Pronounced, richly resonant acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but sustains in a crisp, gently tart finish.

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Review Date: December 2014

Price: $15.75/12 ounces

Kickapoo Coffee Roasters Logo

Soft, deep, pungent. Dark chocolate, hazelnut, apricot/plum, a hint of heady night-blooming flowers in aroma and cup. Rich, gently drying acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Hints of chocolate, hazelnut and apricot/plum all carry into a quietly rich finish.

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Review Date: December 2014

Price: $182.45/12 ounces

Barrington Coffee Roasters Logo

Intense, sweet, juicy, intricate. Strawberry, blueberry, complex flowers (citrus blossom, lavender), pear cider, roasted almond in aroma and cup. Bright, vivacious acidity; light, buoyant, almost effervescent mouthfeel. Flavor saturates a gently drying finish.

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Review Date: December 2014

Price: $20.00/16 ounces

Perfectly structured; pungent, juicy, deeply complex. Honey, lemon, blackberry, black cherry, intense narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Rich, balanced acidity; plush, lively mouthfeel. Honey, lemon, berry, a hint of nut-toned cacao nib carry into a long, thoroughly flavor-saturated finish.

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Review Date: December 2014

Price: TWD $500/8 ounces

Delicately complex, sweet-toned, balanced. Almond, roasted cacao-nib, sweet lime, honeysuckle-like flowers in aroma and cup. Gently crisp, nuanced acidity; buoyant, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Most flavor notes carry into a long, sweet-toned finish.

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Review Date: December 2014

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Top 30 Coffees of 2014 - #29

Exotically pungent, deep, intricate. Strawberry, mint, dark chocolate, banana, musky flowers, a faint hint of brandy in aroma and cup. Deep, backgrounded but vibrant acidity; syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Chocolate in particular carries into a sweet, resonant finish.

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Review Date: December 2014

Price: $16.75/12 ounces

Sweetly pungent, distinctive. A rich, attractive fresh tobacco note dominates, complicated by prune, orange, dark chocolate, spicy flowers. Brisk, complexly tart acidity; light but lively, almost effervescent mouthfeel. Flavor rounds and consolidates in a rich finish.

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Review Date: December 2014

Price: TWD $600 / 225 grams

Rich, fruit-toned, deep. Dark chocolate, molasses, plum, fresh-cut cedar, narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Quiet, resonant acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Dark chocolate and plum in particular carry into a long, sweet-toned finish.

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Review Date: December 2014

Price: TWD $400 / 225 grams

Evaluated as espresso. Pungently sweet; balanced. Dark chocolate, fresh-cut cedar, carnal lily, musk, a hint of vanilla in aroma and small cup. Lightly syrupy mouthfeel; chocolate, flowers and musk carry into a sweet finish. A crisp version of the chocolate dominates in three parts milk, complicated by continuing hints of lily and cedar.

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Review Date: December 2014

Price: $14.00/12 ounces

Quietly pungent, sweet. Dark chocolate, molasses, oak, hints of thyme and lily in aroma and cup. Round, resonant acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The chocolate and hints of herb and flowers carry into a simple though rich finish.

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Review Date: December 2014

Price: TWD $500 / 225 grams

Crisp, pungently bittersweet. Roasted cacao nib, night-blooming flowers, molasses, a hint of orangy citrus in aroma and cup. Gentle, drying acidity. Light but smooth mouthfeel. Sweetly rich short finish; drying in the long.

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Review Date: December 2014

Price: $30.00/12 ounces

Top 30 Coffees of 2014 - #24

Extravagant, complex; immense sweetness. Honey, cocoa-butter, sweetly tart fruit (loquat, tangerine, strawberry), violet-like flowers, incense-like pungency (saffron, myrrh, sandalwood). Rich, lyrical acidity; smooth, silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but rings on in a long, layered finish.

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Review Date: December 2014

Price: $72.45/12 ounces

Barrington Coffee Roasters Logo

Impressive balance and completeness, astounding complexity. Sweet, orchid-like flowers, pineapple, strawberry, sweet, orchid-like flowers, crisp roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Plump, juicy acidity; nectar-like mouthfeel. Flavor generalizes around the fruit and floral notes but rings on in a long, deep finish.

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Review Date: December 2014

Price: $12.99/12 ounces

Crisply sweet, giddily lively. Complex flowers (lilac, lavender, freesia), butter, roasted cacao nib, brown sugar, dry berry in aroma and cup. Delicate, sweetly bright acidity; silky mouthfeel. Sweet-toned, flavor-saturated finish.

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Review Date: December 2014

Price: $30.95/12 ounces

Barrington Coffee Roasters Logo

Sweetly pungent; dense, layered complexity. Caramel, roasted cacao-nib, blueberry, narcissus, a hint of passion fruit in aroma and cup. Rich, rounded acidity; lightly smooth, silky mouthfeel. Blueberry and cacao nib in particular saturate a gently drying finish.

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Review Date: December 2014

Price: $12.99/12 ounces

Rich, crisply balanced, deep. Blood orange, fresh-cut oak, narcissus, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Rich, round, low-toned acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The flowers and a particularly chocolaty cacao nib carry persuasively into a crisp finish.

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Review Date: December 2014

Price: $47.45/12 ounces

Barrington Coffee Roasters Logo

Delicate, sweetly tart. Pear, dark chocolate, honeysuckle, tangerine, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Balanced, richly expressed acidity; full mouthfeel. The fruit and cedar notes carry into a gently flavor-saturated finish.

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Review Date: December 2014

Price: $12.99/12 ounces

Deep, sweet, resonant. Violet-like flowers, Brazil nut, plum, manzanita, a hint of dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Round, backgrounded acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Plum, flowers and nut all carry into a rich though drying finish.

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Review Date: December 2014

Price: $12.99/12 ounces

Deep, low-toned, earthy. Fresh-turned earth, cashew, orange zest, prune-like fruit in aroma and cup. Faint floral top note. Muted, backgrounded acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is rather heavy, but as the cup cools a muted chocolaty sweetness emerges.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $16.00/16 ounces

Delicately and sweetly pungent. Ripe orange, narcissus-like flowers, roasted cacao nib, roasted pecan in aroma and cup. Gentle but vibrant acidity; lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a rather short finish.

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