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Review Date: May 2015

Price: $19.00/12 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Brisk yet juicy; complex. Honey, hazelnut, roasted cacao nib, peach, wisteria-like flowers in aroma and cup. Crisp, balanced acidity; lightly smooth, satiny mouthfeel. Peach, honey and cacao nib in particular carry into a flavor-saturated finish.

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Review Date: May 2015

Price: $14.75/12 ounces

BeanFruit Coffee Co

Delicate but deep. Sweet lemon drop, complex flowers (lavender, rose) almond, peach in aroma and cup. Rich, sweetly tart acidity; full, velvety mouthfeel. Lemon, peach and almond in particular carry into a richly drying though flavor-saturated finish.

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Review Date: May 2015

Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Rich, intricate. Roasted cacao nib, tangelo, black cherry, narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Round, deep acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around the tangelo and cherry in a slightly drying though quite resonant finish.

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Review Date: May 2015

Price: $20.00/12 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Sweet, balanced. Peach, rye whisky, redwood, brown sugar in aroma and cup. Gently crisp acidity; very lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Peach and redwood in particular carry into a sweet though drying finish.

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Review Date: May 2015

Price: NTD $600/227 grams

Evaluated as espresso. Exhilaratingly bright without sharpness; juicy. Mango, pineapple, roasted cacao nib, honeysuckle-like flowers in aroma and small cup. Lively, effervescent mouthfeel. The pineapple fruit softens and the cacao nib deepens toward chocolate in a long, very sweet finish. In three parts milk the tropical fruit notes turn almost buttery: think ripe papaya.

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Review Date: May 2015

Price: NTD $800/227 grams

Evaluated as espresso. Wide-ranging complexity. Strawberry, cedar, walnut, dark chocolate, narcissus-like flowers in aroma and small cup. Slight savory suggestion. Big, syrupy mouthfeel; sweet floral notes carry into a sweetly and richly pungent finish. Narcissus, chocolate and cedar all move persuasively into three parts milk.

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Review Date: May 2015

Price: $17.75/12 ounces

Sweetly and gently floral. Honey, jasmine, lemon drop, fresh-cut fir in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart, quietly lively acidity; light, silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but saturates a very lightly drying, flower-toned finish.

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Review Date: May 2015

Price: NTD $1000/16 ounces

Sweetly and delicately bright. Honey, lilac, lavender, roasted cacao nib, a hint of lemon zest in aroma and cup. Crisp yet juicy, floral-toned acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Honey, flowers and cacao nib linger in a long, gentle finish.

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Review Date: May 2015

Price: $17.50/12 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Monumental yet elegant. Explosive aromatics: Papaya and orange, baker’s chocolate, sweet layered flowers (lilac, honeysuckle), pungent hints of juniper and myrrh carry intact into the cup. Brisk but juicy acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. A dry chocolate hint in particular carries into a deep, long finish.

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Review Date: May 2015

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Deeply complex, resonant. Lavender-like flowers, perique-like fermented tobacco, white truffle, pink grapefruit, and supporting it all a fudgy chocolate. Richly balanced acidity, lightly syrupy and lively mouthfeel. Chocolate, tobacco and flowers all carry with impressive continuity into a long finish.

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Review Date: May 2015

Price: $16.50/12 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

High-toned, sweet complexity. Vanilla, tangerine jam, honeysuckle, loquat, walnut-butter in aroma and cup. Gently tart acidity, very smooth and plump mouthfeel. Quietly resonant finish.

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Review Date: May 2015

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Immensely and deeply rich. Red currant, chocolate fudge, narcissus, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Full, vivacious acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but persists in a straightforward finish.

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Review Date: May 2015

Price: NTD $320/8 ounces

Sweet, cidery, unusual. Apple cider, rose, almond, sweet-orange Turkish delight, a hint of angostura bitters in aroma and cup. Crisply balanced, rounded acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Finish consolidates around a lightly sweet and spice-toned resonance.

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Review Date: May 2015

Price: CAD $15.99/16 ounces

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Evaluated as espresso. Balanced, deep. Buttery dark chocolate, lush, lily-like flowers, orange, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and small cup. Plush though rather light mouthfeel. Hints of chocolate, lily and orange carry into a brisk, mildly drying finish. Crisply sweet and cocoa-toned in three parts milk.

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Review Date: April 2015

Price: RMB $350/75 grams

Beautifully structured, seething with intricate aroma and flavor notes. Lavender, jasmine, kiwi, pomegranate, sandalwood, much more in aroma and cup. Sweetly juicy, complexly expressed acidity; syrupy, gently buoyant mouthfeel. Flavor carries deep into a long, arcing finish.

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Review Date: April 2015

Price: RMB $234/125 grams

Gentle and roundly bright, quietly intricate. Honeydew melon, almond, spicy fresh-cut redwood, lush lily in aroma and cup. Suave, lively acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Poised, gently flavor-saturated finish.

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Review Date: April 2015

Price: $12.00/12 ounces

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Deeply resonant, pungent. Black currant, apricot, hints of dark chocolate and wisteria-like flowers in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet acidity; satiny mouthfeel. A slight savory edge deepens and complicates a sweet finish.

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Review Date: April 2015

Price: RMB $88/125 grams

Round, resonant, deep. Dark chocolate, gently scorched cedar, raisin, plum blossom, musk in aroma and cup. Gently brisk acidity; light though syrupy-textured mouthfeel. Dark chocolate and flowers carry into a rich though drying finish with a complicating suggestion of savory.

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Review Date: April 2015

Price: $14.00/12 ounces

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Crisp, cedary, gently brisk. Hazelnut, caramel, lavender-like flowers, kumquat in aroma and cup. Richly dry acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Sweet-toned though mildly drying in the finish with a hint of savory depth.

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Review Date: April 2015

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Round, resonant. Dark chocolate, gently roasty oak, juicy blackberry, a hint of orange in aroma and cup. Crisp, roast-rounded acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Blackberry, chocolate and oak carry into a rich though drying finish.

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