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Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: HKD $128/227 grams

Evaluated as espresso. Crisply sweet, spice-toned. Caramel apple, dark chocolate, pecan, cedar, a hint of paprika in aroma and small cup. Velvety mouthfeel; bittersweet finish with notes of dark chocolate and caramel apple in the short and paprika and pecan in the long. Cappuccino-scaled milk balances out the chocolate, fruit, nut and spice tones in pleasingly bittersweet resonance.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: HKD $128/454 grams

Subtle, layered, sweetly tart. Blackcurrant, narcissus-like flowers, oregano, baker’s chocolate, molasses in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart in structure, with savory undertones; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. Baker’s chocolate is the throughline of the gently drying finish, with sweet floral notes in the short and blackcurrant and oregano in the long.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: HKD $120/227 grams

Delicate, gently tart, spice-toned. Pomegranate, cocoa powder, lemon blossom, white peppercorn, hazelnut in aroma and cup. Lively, quietly complex structure; crisp, buoyant mouthfeel. The finish leads with gently drying notes of hazelnut and white peppercorn in the short and segues to cocoa-toned citrus blossoms in the long.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: HKD $158/227 grams

Evaluated as espresso. Sweetly tart, floral-toned. Honeysuckle, oak, dried apricot, dark chocolate, thyme in aroma and small cup. Delicately syrupy body; gently drying, floral-driven finish in the short and sweetly herb-toned in the long. In three parts milk, chocolate, florals and fruit all take center stage, and thyme-like herb notes gently follow.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: HKD $250/227 grams

Evaluated as espresso. Sweet-toned, deeply rich, chocolaty. Vanilla paste, dark chocolate, narcissus, pink grapefruit zest, black cherry in aroma and cup. Plush, syrupy mouthfeel; resonant, flavor-saturated finish. In three parts milk, rich chocolate tones intensify, along with intimations of vanilla paste and black cherry in the short finish and floral-toned citrus zest in the long.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: HKD $200/227 grams

Evaluated as espresso. Subtle and enveloping, richly sweet-toned. Jasmine, roasted cacao nib, passionfruit, sandalwood, nougat in aroma and small cup. Delicate, silky mouthfeel; cocoa- and sandalwood-toned finish with notes of passionfruit carrying into the long. In three parts milk, passionfruit and jasmine harmonize with cocoa and a pleasing aromatic wood.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: $23.00/12 ounces

Espresso Republic Logo

Richly sweet-savory. Brown sugar, baker’s chocolate, black currant, rye grain or flour, fine musk in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-savory structure; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidates to notes of chocolate and black currant.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: KRW $13,000/200 grams

High-toned, sweetly tart. Maple syrup, pistachio butter, dried peach, roasted cacao nib, allspice in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with brisk acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The resonant finish is centered on notes of maple syrup and peach in the short and cocoa-toned pistachio butter in the long, with a hint of allspice.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: $12.00/12 ounces

Crisp, richly sweet. Lemon blossom, caramelized banana, fir, nutmeg, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Bittersweet structure with mild acidity; lean, satiny mouthfeel. The gently drying finish leads with citrusy floral notes and caramelized banana in the short, consolidating to crisp, nutmeg-toned cocoa in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: $17.90/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Big-bodied, complexly structured: sweet-savory-tart. Notes of dark chocolate, plumeria, peach, cumin, pistachio in aroma and small cup. Plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate carries into a dry though richly expressed finish. The dark chocolate, pistachio and peach-toned fruit notes carry crisply but seductively into three-parts milk.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: $19.99/16 ounces

Willoughby's Coffee & Tea Logo

Richly layered, sweet-savory; narcissus, dark chocolate, tomato jam, sage, oak in aroma and cup. Savory-sweet structure; buoyant, velvety mouthfeel. The crisp, flavor-saturated finish centers on a throughline of floral-toned chocolate in the short, with notes of sweetly savory tomato jam and aromatic wood in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: $51.00/8 ounces

Shop for top-rated coffees at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

Delicate and confident, sweetly spice-toned. Dried coconut, frankincense, baker’s chocolate, tea rose, tamarind in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory and balanced in structure; buoyant, silky-smooth mouthfeel. The finish leads with notes of chocolate and frankincense in the short, lifting to sweet-tart tamarind and coconut in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: IDR $120,000/250 grams

Crisply sweet, high-toned. Maple syrup, sandalwood, black cherry, lantana-like flowers, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with brisk acidity; delicate, silky mouthfeel. The finish leads with fruit and floral tones in the short, consolidating to cocoa-toned aromatic wood in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: $18.00/8 ounces

Shop for top-rated coffees at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

Fruit-forward, richly chocolate-toned. Dark chocolate, Concord grape, peach brandy, Graham cracker, aromatic orchid in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart, fruit-toned in structure; satiny mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish fulfills the promise of the cup, with resonant notes of fruit and chocolate throughout.

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