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Review Date: February 2015

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Deeply pungent, original, complex. Pecan, pomegranate, melon, lily-like flowers in aroma and cup. Rich, balanced acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The fruit notes in particular carry into a long, cleanly resonant finish.

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Review Date: February 2015

Price: $19.50/12 ounces

Tart, sweet, vibrant. Honey, orange, apricot, sweet flowers, a crisp hint of cinnamon bark in aroma and cup. Rich, gently tart acidity; plush mouthfeel. The cinnamon note intensifies in a quietly resonant finish.

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Review Date: February 2015

Price: $18.50/12 ounces

Exuberantly floral and berry-toned. Mulberry, lantana-like flowers, roasted cacao nib, hints of ripe lemon and black sage in aroma and cup. Delicate, lively acidity; plush mouthfeel. Flavor quiets but lasts in a round, resonant finish.

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Review Date: February 2015

Price: CAD $15.99/16 ounces

Deep, round, balanced. Fresh-cut fir, pecan, plum, hints of chocolate and flowers in aroma and cup. Crisp, quiet, roast-rounded acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The chocolate note comes forward in a simple but sweetly resonant finish.

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Review Date: February 2015

Price: $15.95/12 ounces

Deep, sweet-toned, balanced. Hazelnut, raspberry, roasted cacao nib, honeysuckle-like flowers in aroma and cup. Richly pungent acidity; lively, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Nut and raspberry carry into a sweet, resonant finish.

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Review Date: February 2015

Price: $18.00/16 ounces

Intense, complex, sweetly pungent. Honeysuckle, tangerine, apricot and plum, spicy aromatic wood. Richly and roundly bright acidity; silky mouthfeel. Bright, mildly drying, flavor-saturated finish.

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Review Date: February 2015

Price: $20.00/16 ounces

Soft but intense; original. Lavender, kumquat, musk, roasted cacao nib, ripe banana in aroma and cup. Rich, round acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Very sweet finish, slightly drying in the long.

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Review Date: February 2015

Price: $17.50/12 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Sweet, slightly savory, unique. Black currant, sugary sweet potato, dark chocolate, pistachio, rhododendron-like flowers in aroma and cup. Deep, pungent acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Balanced, quietly flavor-saturated finish.

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Review Date: February 2015

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

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Deep, subtle, pungent. Raspberry, pluot, violet, vanilla, fresh-cut oak in aroma and cup. Gently tart acidity; light but distinctly syrupy-textured mouthfeel. Fruit and floral notes – violet, vanilla – carry into a rich, exceptionally long finish.

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Review Date: February 2015

Price: $19.50/12 ounces

Victrola Coffee Roasters Logo

Juicy but savory, deep, subtle. Mulberry, dark chocolate, black sage, narcissus in aroma and cup. Roundly and richly tart acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor thins out a bit but rings on in a resonant finish.

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Review Date: February 2015

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

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Richly and intricately crisp; balanced. Tangerine, roasted cacao nib, fragrant lily, musk, almond. Light-footed, lively acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around lily and citrus in a gently drying finish.

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Review Date: February 2015

Price: $12.00/12 ounces

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Evaluated as espresso. Deep, pungent, cedary. Fudgy dark chocolate, fresh-cut cedar, peach, hints of wisteria and vanilla in aroma and small cup. Creamy mouthfeel; cedar and chocolate carry into a rather drying finish. Particularly fine in three parts milk, where the chocolate richly dominates, nuanced by continued peach and cedar suggestions.

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Review Date: January 2015

Price: $12.99/12 ounces

Crisp, quietly juicy. Orange, roasted cacao nib, caramel, wisteria-like flowers, a brisk hint of peppermint in aroma and cup. Gently bright, fruit-toned acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Flavor, particularly an orangy chocolate, saturates a richly drying finish.

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Review Date: January 2015

Price: $20.00/16 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Sweetly pungent, chocolate- and nut-toned. Chocolate, hazelnut, fresh-cut fir, orange, raisin in aroma and small cup. Lightly syrupy mouthfeel; orange and chocolate in particular carry into a richly drying finish. Excellent in three-parts milk, where the chocolate amplifies and the hazelnut takes on a vanilla-like sweetness.

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Review Date: January 2015

Price: $17.50/12 ounces

Crisp yet lush. Bakers’ chocolate, orangy citrus, musk, a hint of grappa in aroma and cup. Rich, juicy acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate and orange suggestions in particular carry into a gently drying finish.

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Review Date: January 2015

Price: $20.00/16 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Chocolaty, deep. Dark chocolate, lively fresh-cut cedar, anise, musky flowers in aroma and small cup. Full though drying mouthfeel; crisply chocolate-toned, resonant finish. Chocolate carries nicely into three parts milk, turning nutty and buttery with continued cedar and musk complications.

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Review Date: January 2015

Price: $17.50/12 ounces

Suavely and sweetly tart. Green grape, crisp roasted cacao nib, fresh-cut fir, sweetly spicy flowers in aroma and cup. Brisk, bright acidity; light but satiny mouthfeel. Cacao nib and a hint of flowers carry into a rich though drying finish.

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Review Date: January 2015

Price: $14.99/12 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Crisply and richly sweet, balanced. Dark chocolate, plum, fresh-cut cedar, a hint of lily-like flowers in aroma and small cup. Syrupy, buoyant mouthfeel. A round, resonant short finish turns a bit drying in the long. Chocolate, cedar and a hint of plum carry with crisp authority into three parts milk.

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Review Date: January 2015

Price: NT$500/8 ounces

Big, brightly sweet, intense. Complex fruit – red currant, peach, orange – honeysuckle, musk, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Richly tart acidity; full, plush mouthfeel. Long, sweet-toned, resonantly flavor-saturated finish.

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Review Date: January 2015

Price: $14.95/12 ounces

Paradise Roaster Logo

Intricate, exhilarating; crisp yet juicy. Honey, roasted cacao nib, tangerine, sandalwood and very complex flowers, particularly rose and jasmine, in aroma and cup. Juicy, gently tart acidity; plush mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but persists in a long, sweet, resonant finish.

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