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The coffees below were reviewed in the past 90 days but did not appear in a Coffee Review article. Coffees are listed in reverse chronological order by review date. Click on roaster images to visit roaster websites.

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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Review Date: November 2014

Price: RMB $60/125 grams

Sweet, plain, refreshing. Honey, or perhaps agave syrup, fresh-cut birch wood, plumeria, a hint of tangerine-like citrus in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned, delicate acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Flavor simplifies in a short finish, though the flower and wood notes persist.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $12.75/12 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Deep, sweetly pungent. Brown sugar, blood orange, apricot, roasted cacao nib, fresh-cut cedar, a hint of narcissus-like flowers in aroma and small cup. Silky mouthfeel. The cacao nib softens to chocolate in a very sweet, smooth finish. Outstanding in three parts milk: a crisp, cedary chocolate dominates, nuanced by the orange and a hint of narcissus.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $14.50/12 ounces

Crisply sweet, deeply complex. Honey, blood orange, Concord grape, vanilla-toned flowers, walnut in aroma and cup. Big, rich acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Grape and honey carry into a long, resonant finish.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $16.95/12 ounces

Paradise Roaster Logo

Intense, dynamic, lush yet crisp. An avalanche of floral notes (rose, lily, gardenia), sandalwood, lemon zest, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart acidity; plush, buoyant mouthfeel. Flavor simplifies but saturates a richly dry finish.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $18.50/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Dynamic, deeply layered, complex. Pungent suggestions of humus-like, moist fresh-fallen leaves, fragrant pipe tobacco, malted barley layer with fruit (honeydew melon, mango, blood orange) and narcissus-like flowers. Gentle, very sweetly tart acidity; lightish but smooth, silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates without losing character in a rich, sweet-toned finish.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $12.95/12 ounces

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Evaluated as espresso. Crisp, rich, fudgy. Dark chocolate, butter, fresh-cut cedar, apricot/plum, lavender in aroma and small cup. Buttery mouthfeel. Chocolate and a hint of lavender in a sweet-toned finish. Handles three parts milk with considerable dry, cocoaish authority and continued hints of lavender and stone fruit.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $14.25/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Crisp, orchardy, fresh. Honey, carob, green grape, walnut, a hint of rose-like flowers in aroma and cup. Rich, brisk acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Honey, grape and carob lead into a rich, balanced finish.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $16.95/12 ounces

Lexington Coffee Roasters

Big, sweet, plumy. Dark chocolate, brandy, ripe strawberry, kumquat, honeysuckle in aroma and cup. Lively, flavor-saturated acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Rich finishing, saturated with flowers and a fruit-toned chocolate.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $17.50/12 ounces

Lexington Coffee Roasters

Sweetly pungent, odd but engaging. Molasses, richly tart fruit (mulberry, tamarind), unroasted pine nut and delicate flowers – wisteria, violet – in aroma and cup. Round, sweetly tart acidity, syrupy mouthfeel. Fruit sweetens and rounds in a ringing and harmonious finish.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $13.95/12 ounces

Lexington Coffee Roasters

Balanced, engaging depth, quiet complexity. Raisiny dark chocolate, ripe tangerine-like citrus, night-blooming flowers, all deepened by a savory hint in the structure. Low-toned but vibrant acidity; smooth, plush mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but persists in a long, gently sweet finish.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $14.95/12 ounces

Lexington Coffee Roasters

Softly tart, nut-toned. Roasted cacao-nib, hazelnut, tea rose, blood orange in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet, juicy acidity; satiny, lively mouthfeel. Flavor persists, delicately but sweetly, in a clean, satisfying finish.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: NTD$ 1600 / 16 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Rich, deep, complexly expressed. Fresh-cut cedar, blood orange, roasted cocoa nib, lavender, musk in aroma and cup. Plush, silky mouthfeel. Cedar and lavender carry into a sweet, gently drying finish. Flavor carries impressively into three parts milk, with a crisp, lightly stated chocolate dominating and a fine finish.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: NTD $1000/16 ounces

Crisp, orchardy, intricate. Honey, jasmine, roast cacao nib, apple. Delicate, giddily effervescent acidity; very silky, lively mouthfeel. Sweet, flavor-saturated finish, gently drying in the long.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $450 NTD/100 grams

Delicate but rich, pungent, intense. Black currant, blackberry, fresh-cut cedar, bergamot, tea rose in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart acidity; light but very silky mouthfeel. Citrus, cedar and tea rose in particular carry into a rich, gently drying finish.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: NTD $1800/16 ounces

Intense, complex, gently roast-toned. Sweetly dry berry (black currant), raisin, spicy flowers, dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Delicate, brisk acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flowers, chocolate and black currant carry into a rich finish.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $450 NTD/100 grams

Intensely floral and deeply chocolate-toned. Rose and night-blooming flowers, dark chocolate, passion fruit, musk, fresh-cut fir in aroma and cup. Quietly rich but backgrounded acidity; full, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a crisply drying finish.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $14.00/12 ounces

Sweet-toned, straightforward, some layered complexity. Raisiny dark chocolate, plum, orange zest, fresh-cut cedar, a hint of lily-like flowers in aroma and cup. Rich, rounded acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate and orange in particular carry into a balanced finish.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $15.99/16 ounces

Deeply and richly roast-toned, resonant. Dark chocolate, raisin, cedar, hints of lavender-like flowers and orangy citrus in aroma and cup. Roast-muted acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate and the lavender hint carry into a sweet though richly and roundly drying finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: $19.95/12 ounces

Klatch Coffee Logo

Sweetly and grandly bright and floral-toned. Honey, violet, lavender, grapefruit, pear in aroma and cup. Intense, complexly expressed acidity; light though buoyantly silky mouthfeel. Honey, flowers and pear-like fruit saturate a long, resonant finish.

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