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Review Date: April 2015

Price: NTD $650/8 ounces

Sweetly and richly fermenty: rye whisky, lilac-like flowers, lemon custard, carob and almond suggestions in aroma and cup. Tart, lively acidity; plush mouthfeel. Flavor saturates a clean though richly drying finish.

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Review Date: April 2015

Price: $4.99/10 capsules

Evaluated as espresso produced as a ristretto 25ml (.85-ounce) shot by a Nespresso capsule espresso brewer with whole milk heated using a conventional steam wand. Gently bright, cleanly crisp. Pear, roasted cacao nib, fresh-cut fir, a hint of wisteria-like flowers in aroma and small cup. Smooth though rather lean mouthfeel. The cacao-nib note in particular lingers in a delicate finish and predictably sweetens and rounds toward chocolate in three parts milk.

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Review Date: April 2015

Price: $18.45/12 ounces

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Softly pungent, lushly exhilarating. Narcissus-like flowers, dark chocolate, sweet lime, myrrh in aroma and cup. Quietly though complexly bright acidity; buoyant, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor carries deep into a sweet finish.

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Review Date: April 2015

Price: $30.95/12 ounces

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Juicy, velvety, complete. Crisp roasted cacao nib, ripe citrus and strawberry, honeysuckle, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Gently vibrant, perfectly balanced acidity; plush mouthfeel. Sweet, flavor-saturated finish.

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Review Date: April 2015

Price: $14.50/12 ounces

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Lush, intricate, with a deep, cushiony sweetness. Lavishly complex floral notes – cherry blossom, lavender, saffron, more – complicated by mulberry, tangerine and a crisp roasted cacao nib. Round, floral-toned acidity; plush, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor, particularly the floral notes, sustain in a long, balanced, lightly drying finish.

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Review Date: April 2015

Price: $48.50/8 ounces

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Massively complex: original; brisk yet juicy. Lilac, tropical fruit, floral-toned herb, vanilla, frankincense in aroma and cup. Big, richly juicy acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Flowers and fruit leave the herbs and incense behind in a long, shimmering finish.

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Review Date: April 2015

Price: $14.50/12 ounces

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Deep, roundly pungent, very sweet. Lilac and narcissus, sandalwood, banana, molasses, minty chocolate in aroma and cup. Rich, roundly tart acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Sandalwood dominates in a resonant, gently bittersweet short finish; floral notes sweeten and carry far into the long.

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Review Date: April 2015

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

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Brisk, intricate. Lavender, sandalwood, kiwi, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Brisk, floral-toned acidity; lightly syrupy, buoyant mouthfeel. Lavender and cocoa carry into a gently bracing, bittersweet finish.

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Review Date: April 2015

Price: $12.00/16 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Vibrantly rich, sweet, intense. Chocolate fudge, passion-fruit, mango, jasmine, sandalwood in aroma and small cup. Smooth, silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around cocoa and sandalwood in a resonant, slightly drying finish. Chocolate dominates in three parts milk with continued hints of passion-fruit and mango.

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Review Date: April 2015

Price: NTD $800/16 ounces

Reviewed as espresso. Opulent and pungent; complete. Cherry, spicy oak, dark chocolate, lily-like flowers in aroma and small cup. Full, buttery mouthfeel; richly drying finish. Oak, chocolate and flowers sustain in three parts milk.

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Review Date: March 2015

Price: CAD $11.00/16 ounces

Rich, low-toned, gently pungent. Dark chocolate, oak, sage-like herb, spicy, nasturtium-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweetly brisk acidity; light but plush mouthfeel. Sage and a hint of chocolate carry into a crisp finish.

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Review Date: March 2015

Price: $27.50/12 ounces

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Sweetly bright; exhilaratingly floral. Honeysuckle, lavender, apple, walnut in aroma and cup. Crisp, very sweet acidity; lively, syrupy mouthfeel. The distinct apple and floral notes carry into a long, resonant finish.

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Review Date: March 2015

Price: $17.00/12 ounces

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Crisp, lilting, lyric. Pear, cherry blossom, lavender, almond, a hint of sweet grapefruit in aroma and cup. Delicate, brisk acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Pear and flowers lead into a gentle, quietly rich finish.

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Review Date: March 2015

Price: $15.50/12 ounces

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Richly cocoa-toned, crisp and balanced. Cocoaish dark chocolate, blood orange, fig, musky lily in aroma and cup. Crisp, gentle acidity; light, silky mouthfeel. The cocoa-like chocolate rings on in a quietly resonant finish.

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Review Date: March 2015

Price: CAD $15.99/16 ounces

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Quietly and subtly original. Tamarind and apricot, sweetly spicy flowers, cumin, cocoaish chocolate in aroma and cup. Crisp, delicate acidity; lightly silky, buoyant mouthfeel. A hint of the nut-toned chocolate survives in a pleasing though simple finish.

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Review Date: March 2015

Price: $46.00/10 ounces

Very sweet, exhilaratingly floral, lavishly complex. Lavender honey; floral notes ranging from violet to lily; candied lemon and blood orange; roasted cacao nib; black cherry in aroma and cup. Delicate, gently crisp, very sweet acidity; syrupy, buoyant mouthfeel. Deep, long, resonantly flavor-saturated finish.

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Review Date: March 2015

Price: $15.99/12 ounces

Topeca Coffee Roasters Logo

Sweet, lyric, finely balanced. Guava, lilac, roasted cacao nib, wild berry in aroma and cup. Lightly but richly pungent acidity; satiny mouthfeel. A brandy hint surfaces in the finish, subtly complicating continued cacao nib and floral suggestions.

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Review Date: March 2015

Price: $12.00/8 ounces

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The intoxicating spirits-rich aromas of the cask dominate in the nose, but a fine coffee character emerges in the cup to balance and support the casky rum notes with suggestions of dark chocolate, vanilla, raspberry, almond, passion flower. Smooth, rounded acidity; plush, buoyant mouthfeel. Very long, resonantly flavor-saturated finish.

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Review Date: March 2015

Price: $13.95/12 ounces

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Sweet, graceful, gently pungent. Walnut, peach, carob, mint in aroma and cup. Crisp, balanced acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Quietly flavor-saturated, lightly drying finish.

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Review Date: March 2015

Price: $49.25/8 ounces

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Intense, flamboyantly lush yet elegantly crisp. Complex floral notes (lilac to lavender), roasted cacao nib, mango, sandalwood, a hint of rye whisky in aroma and cup. Richly and sweetly tart acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Long, resonant, deeply flavor-saturated finish.

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