Recent Coffee Reviews

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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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Review Date: October 2014

Price: $14.25/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Earthy, original. Notes that combine the brighter notes of clay with richer suggestions of humus dominate aroma and cup, though discreetly and pleasingly, complicated by carob, oak, grapefruit, perhaps a hint of vanilla-like flowers. Backgrounded but gently vibrant acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The earthy sensation gives way to sweeter vanilla and carob suggestions in a gently drying finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: US $15.00/8 ounces

Lightly rich, delicately complex. Prominent pear-like fruit notes, roasted cacao nib, hazelnut and a hint of butterscotch in aroma and cup. Rich, balanced acidity; lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Hazelnut and the butterscotch hint carry into a sweet-toned, gently drying finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: $14.36/12 ounces

Path Coffee Roasters Logo

Roundly and sweetly pungent. Roasted cacao nib, narcissus-like flowers, almond butter, fig in aroma and cup. Crisp, lively acidity; silky, lightly drying mouthfeel. Cacao nib and flowers carry into a sweet-toned, gently dry finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: $14.50/12 ounces

CQ Coffee Logo

Deep, pungent, bittersweet. Roasted cacao nib, complex flowers (tea rose, violet), plum, kumquat, red currant in aroma and cup. Brisk, resonant acidity; fullish, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flowers in particular carry into a sweet though slightly bitter-edged finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: NA

Opulent and complete; finely structured yet grandly complex. Lush flowers in front – lavender, lilac, fresh vanilla – supported by ripe pear and tangerine, roasted cacao nib, cinnamon. Balanced, round, resonant acidity. Plush, lively mouthfeel. Flavor rings on in a very long, sweet-toned finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: NA

Exotic; intricate; grandly and sweetly bright. Honey, loquat, tangerine, blood orange, jasmine, cocoa in aroma and cup. Sweetness envelops tart and bitter sensations in an intense, complex acidity. Plush, silky mouthfeel. Rich, deeply flavor-saturated finish fades very slightly in the long.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: NA

Sweet, delicate but rich; deeply complex. Gently pungent flowers – lavender, lilac, saffron – supported by blackberry, grape, mangosteen, roasted cacao nib and raw almond in aroma and cup. Crisp, delicate, floral-toned acidity. Lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Lilac and mangosteen in particular carry into a rich finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: $14.95/12 ounces

Simultaneously delicately sweet and richly pungent. Brown sugar, dark chocolate, apricot and peach, fresh-cut cedar, plum blossom in aroma and cup. Soft, balanced acidity; lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Balanced, gently rich finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: NA

Very sweet; floral-toned and delicate. Honey, lavender, honeysuckle, peach, guava, lightly roasted almond in aroma and cup. Gentle, bittersweet acidity. Light but lively mouthfeel. Flavor, particularly honey and almond, carries into a gently drying finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: $14.00/12 ounces

Delicate, crisp, sweet. Honeysuckle, almond, white peach, fresh-cut elm in aroma and cup. Gentle but lively acidity. Light but very silky mouthfeel. Some flavor carries into a very sweet though slightly bitter-edged finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: NA

Savory, bittersweet, quietly rich. Plum, roasted cacao nib, roasted potato, hints of flowers, aromatic wood and tangerine in aroma and cup. Crisp, bittersweet acidity. Lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Rich though drying finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: $14.57/16 ounces

Gently roasty; pungent yet balanced. Nut-toned chocolate, cedar, prune, chrysanthemum in aroma and cup. Roast-rounded but rich acidity. Plush mouthfeel. Chocolate carries into a round, rich finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: NA

Quite sweet with a crisp, bitter/savory edge. Delicate. Hazelnut, fresh-cut fir, flowers, a hint of bay leaf in aroma and cup. Balanced, quiet acidity. Lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Flowers in particular carry into a delicately drying finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: NA

Savory-sweet, rich. Dark chocolate, mesquite, dried date, a hint of lily-like flowers in aroma and cup. Crisp, low-toned acidity. Light but silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a simple but rich finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: $15.91/12 ounces

Softly pungent, rich. Plum, oak, cocoa powder, night-blooming flowers, a hint of clay-like earth in aroma and cup. Crisp, bittersweet acidity. Soft, plush mouthfeel. Flavor recedes in a simple but sweet-toned finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: $17.95/12 ounces

Kickapoo Coffee Roasters Logo

Sweetly and lyrically bright. Peach, tangerine, vanilla, rose-like flowers, hints of musk and fir in aroma and cup. Sweetly and richly tart acidity; syrupy, lively mouthfeel. The peach, tangerine and rose notes carry into a pleasingly tart finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: $16.75/12 ounces

Kickapoo Coffee Roasters Logo

Rich, deep, lush. Strawberry, apricot, dark chocolate, jasmine and cinnamon bark in aroma and cup. Giddy, lyric acidity; buoyantly lively mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around the chocolate and strawberry notes in a crisply sweet finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: $17.75/12 ounces

Kickapoo Coffee Roasters Logo

Delicately sweet, brisk, unusual. Lemon zest, honeysuckle, sandalwood, green grape in aroma and cup. Gently crisp, lively acidity; silky, lightly drying mouthfeel. Sandalwood and green grape in particular carry into a crisp finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: $18.00 / 12 ounces

Intensely bright, richly floral. Lavender, violet, tangerine, with rounding and softening notes of dark chocolate and red grape in aroma and cup. Big, sweetly tart acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flowers and dark chocolate saturate a very rich, long finish.

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