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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.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $25.00/12 ounces

Espresso Republic Logo

Delicate, sweetly spice-toned. Red currant, lemon verbena, baker’s chocolate, rose hips, a hint of cannabis in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet-savory structure; crisp, velvety mouthfeel. The finish is sweetly herb-toned, leading with notes of lemon verbena and red currant in the short and a sweet muskiness akin to cannabis in the long, with a throughline of baker’s chocolate.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: NT $500/16 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Bright, zesty-sweet. Baker’s chocolate, lemon zest, black cherry, fresh-cut fir, narcissus in aroma and small cup. Crisp, velvety mouthfeel; balanced, sweetly tart finish. In three-parts milk the coffee particularly impresses: rich chocolate harmoniously envelops tart fruit and sweet floral notes.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $24.00/12 ounces

The WestBean Coffee Roasters Logo

Sweetly savory, layered. Rhododendron-like flowers, cinnamon, baker’s chocolate, cedar, red currant in aroma and cup. Round, savory-leaning structure; crisp, velvety mouthfeel. The quiet finish centers on notes of vanilla-like florals and baker’s chocolate, with a hint of cinnamon.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $16.95/12 ounces

Espresso Republic Logo

Deeply sweet, chocolate-toned. Dark chocolate, Brazil nut, gardenia, baked apple, cedar in aroma and cup. Roundly sweet in structure; lean, lightly syrupy body. The gently drying finish is characterized by notes of dark chocolate throughout, supported by gardenia and apple tones in the short and cedar in the long.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $14.00/250 grams

Top 30: Coffee No. 20 of 2017

Complex, balanced, floral-toned. Magnolia, tamarind, dark chocolate, molasses, papaya in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with crisp, juicy acidity. The intricately layered finish leads with sweet-spicy floral notes, crescendoing to fruit (tamarind, papaya) in the long, with dark chocolate notes throughout.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $55.00/12 ounces

No. 8 Coffee of 2017

Complex, uniquely sweet, tropical. Plumeria, roasted cacao nib, mango, sandalwood, nougat in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with bright, juicy acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. The finish carries through on the promise of the cup, with rich florals in the short and deep fruit notes in the long, where a new element, a soft fruit tone suggesting coconut, surfaces.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $25.00/12 ounces

Top 30: Coffee No. 16 of 2017

High-toned, richly sweet. Strawberry guava, roasted cacao nib, lime zest, jasmine, almond in aroma and cup. Sweetly-tart structure with juicy, balanced acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is long and resonant, with lime zest and strawberry guava in the short, rounding to cocoa-toned jasmine in the deeply sweet long.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: $19.25/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Sweetly bright, spicy and savory-edged. Orange zest, black currant, baker’s chocolate, tamarind, floral-toned vanilla, redwood in aroma and cup. Deeply bright and richly savory in structure; syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Very deep, very lasting finish, saturated with flavor: chocolate, black currant, vanilla.

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