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Review Date: Jan 2018

Price: HKD $140/227 grams

Deeply rich, spicy sweet. Pear, cedar, vanilla, grapefruit zest, cumin in aroma and cup. Tartly bittersweet in structure; full, syrupy though drying mouthfeel. Resonant finish consolidates around pear and a floral-toned vanilla.

Review Date: Jan 2018

Price: $54.00/8 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Delicate, deeply sweet, complexly layered. Passionfruit, roasted cacao nib, frankincense, lilac, almond in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-tart structure with juicy acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. The richly cocoa-toned finish is redolent of tropical fruit and fragrant aromatic wood.

Review Date: Jan 2018

Price: $19.00/12 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Deep, intense, sweetly perfumy, savory-edged. Dark chocolate, vanilla, dried mango, sandalwood, a hint of dried mint in aroma and cup. Very sweet though also rather drying and tannic in structure; satiny mouthfeel. Resonant, flavor-saturated finish, sweet yet spicy, particularly impressive in the long.

Review Date: Jan 2018

Price: $20.50/12 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Rich, roundly sweet-tart. Peach, fresh-cut fir, baker’s chocolate, magnolia, brown sugar in aroma and cup. Bittersweet in structure; crisp, velvety mouthfeel. Baker’s chocolate and stone fruit carry the quietly resonant short finish, fresh-cut fir and deep florals prevail in the long.

Review Date: Jan 2018

Price: NT $1300/16 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Intensely chocolaty, vivaciously fruit-toned. Dark chocolate, narcissus, pie cherry, molasses, sandalwood in aroma and small cup. Rich, syrupy mouthfeel. A resonant finish leads with cherry and narcissus notes in the short and sandalwood-toned chocolate in the long. In three parts milk, dark chocolate envelopes deeply stated fruit and floral notes.

Review Date: Jan 2018

Price: $29.48/8 ounces

Deeply sweet, delicately zesty, complexly fruit- and floral-toned. Peach, grapefruit zest, alyssum-like flowers, dark chocolate, cinnamon in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart in structure, with a deepening savory-bitter edge. Light, satiny mouthfeel; flavor saturates a deep, richly floral and chocolate-toned finish.

Review Date: Jan 2018

Price: NT $2500/16 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Crisply sweet-tart. Frangipane, dark chocolate, cedar, tamarind, jasmine in aroma and small cup. Crisp, velvety mouthfeel; nut-toned, richly tannic finish. In cappuccino-scaled milk, invitingly bittersweet, with notes of dark chocolate and jasmine in harmony.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $19.95/8 ounces

Sweetly tart, intense but balanced. Orange zest, red currant, tea rose, white sage, roasted cashew in aroma and cup. Brisk and savory-edged but sweet in structure; impressively buoyant, almost effervescent mouthfeel. Flavor fades to hints of sage and cashew in a sweet though drying finish.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $12.95/12 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Sweetly and crisply pungent. Dark chocolate, gently scorched cedar, ripe plum, floral vanilla, a hint of port wine in aroma and small cup. Full, syrupy mouthfeel. Dark chocolate dominates in a roundly drying finish. Fills out three parts milk with depth and authority: vanilla, chocolate, continuing hint of port wine.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $16.95/12 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Sweetly bright, tartly juicy. Grapefruit zest, mango, chocolate, fresh-cut fir in aroma and small cup. Very lightly syrupy and lively in mouthfeel. Rounds in the finish and the chocolate comes forward. In three parts milk a dry, orangy chocolate dominates, crisply and pleasingly.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $18.95/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Intensely rich, deeply sweet, complex. Chocolate fudge, lavender, grapefruit zest, moist perique-style tobacco, coconut-covered date in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweetly savory in structure with lively acidity; buoyant, syrupy mouthfeel. The flavor-laden finish offers chocolate-toned spicy florals in the short resolving to rich date notes with undertones of perique tobacco in the long.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $15.75/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Crisply sweet, high-toned. Maple syrup, narcissus, ripe orange, hazelnut, a hint of cardamom in aroma and cup. Gently sweet-tart structure; velvety mouthfeel. The short finish leads with attractive bittersweet orange tones; narcissus and cardamom carry the long.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $60.00/8 ounces

PT's Coffee Roasting Co. Logo

Richly sweet, crisply complex, spice-toned. Lilac, bergamot, white peach, caramelized walnut, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Delicate, sweetly tart, juicy in structure; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. The quietly resonant finish is flavor-saturated: stonefruit and bergamot carry the short and sandalwood-nuanced lilac notes resurface in the long.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $40.00/8 ounces

PT's Coffee Roasting Co. Logo

Delicate, crisply sweet. Dried coconut, baker’s chocolate, candied violet, cedar, nutmeg in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-tart structure; silky mouthfeel. The gently drying finish is carried by notes of chocolate-toned coconut in the short and cedar in the long, with a whisper of sweet candied violet.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $27.50/8 ounces

PT's Coffee Roasting Co. Logo

Engaging, richly sweet-savory. Caramelized fig, earthy pipe tobacco, aged rum, hibiscus, cinnamon in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The long finish consolidates to cinnamon and caramelized fig, with a hint of aged rum.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $15.00/250 grams

Deep, complex, richly sweet-savory. Vanilla orchid, toasted coconut, fine musk, dried fig, dark caramel in aroma and cup. Elegant, savory-leaning structure with bright, juicy acidity; plush, velvety mouthfeel. The resonant, flavor-laden finish is centered around floral-toned fruit, with supporting notes of dark caramel and fine musk.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $30.00/8 ounces

Hala Tree Coffee Logo

Sweet-toned, fruit-forward. Raspberry, cedar, baker’s chocolate, gardenia, molasses in aroma and cup. Bittersweet structure; velvety mouthfeel. The crisp, gently drying finish leads with notes of chocolate-toned berries in the short, and spicy-sweet florals and aromatic wood notes in the long.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters Logo

Richly sweet, high-toned. Maple syrup, orange zest, roasted cacao nib, peach, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure; satiny mouthfeel. The resonant finish has a throughline of roasted cacao nib, accompanied by notes of peach and maple syrup in the short and orange zest and cedar in the long.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $17.95/12 ounces

Vibrant, richly sweet, clear-toned. Roasted cacao nib, ginger blossom, dried fig, sandalwood, sugar cane in aroma and cup. Lushly sweet-tart in structure with juicy acidity; crisp, velvety mouthfeel. The deep, resonant finish is flavor-laden, fulfilling the promise of the cup with spicy floral notes in the short and cocoa-toned fruit in the long.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $20.00/12 ounces

Intense, dynamic, richly sweet-savory. Passionfruit jam, baker’s chocolate, aromatic orchid, sandalwood, almond in aroma and cup. Bright, sweetly tart in structure; full, velvety mouthfeel. The resonant finish is crisply sweet, with layers of complex fruit and floral notes in the short, consolidating to baker’s chocolate and almond in the long.

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