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We have published thousands of coffee reviews and espresso reviews since 1997. The reviews below appear in reverse chronological order by review date. You may refine your search by key word or category using links to the right. Older reviews may no longer accurately reflect current versions of the same coffee.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $14.00/12 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Richly sweet-tart. Dark chocolate, narcissus, candied blood orange zest, almond butter, cedar in aroma and small cup. Full, syrupy body; citrus- and cedar-toned finish. In three parts milk, notes of dark chocolate pleasin

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $24.00/12 ounces

The WestBean Coffee Roasters Logo

Fruit-forward, delicate yet intense. Complex flowers (lily to lavendar), sandalwood, dark chocolate, plum, a hint of brandy in aroma and cup. Roundly and deeply crisp in structure; lightly satiny in mouthfeel. The finish is resonant and sweet with chocolate and a continuing hint of brandy.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $15.50/12 ounces

Delicate, sweetly tart. Roasted cacao nib, honeysuckle, tamarind, spearmint, plum in aroma and cup. Balanced structure with brisk acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. Bittersweet in the short finish and sweetly wood-framed in the long.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $17.50/12 ounces

Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Sweet-savory, intense, balanced. Spicy-toned flowers, tangerine zest, red berries, cedar, dark chocolate, roasted cashew in aroma and small cup. Syrupy but buoyant mouthfeel. Flowers, chocolate and citrus all carry into a resonant though slightly drying finish. Gently and sweetly citrusy in three parts milk, with a continued backgrounded chocolate and nut.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: NT $550/16 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Rich, deeply roast-toned. Dark-chocolate, ripe pear, scorched sandalwood, tangerine zest, honeysuckle-like flowers in aroma and small cup. Syrupy, plump mouthfeel; resonant finish is dry but alive with aromatics: dark chocolate, sandalwood, hints of flowers and tangerine. Dry but deep, chocolaty and nuanced in three parts milk.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: NT $600/16 ounces

Delicate but richly intricate. Cocoa, almond paste, lemon verbena, hints of lily and grappa-like spirits in aroma and cup. Savory-sweet and brisk, though juicy in structure. Very lightly syrupy in mouthfeel. The finish is deeply savory-sweet and crisply flavor-saturated.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $6.00/250 grams

Bluekoff Company Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Fruit- and chocolate-toned. Dark chocolate, ripe plum, lily-like flowers, molasses, a hint of fresh earth in aroma and small cup. Creamy-textured, mildly tannic mouthfeel; crisp, savory-leaning finish. In three parts milk, chocolate notes take center stage, supported by stone fruit and deep florals.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: NT $650/16 ounces

Deeply and richly sweet; spice-toned. Lavender, mulberry, bay leaf, lemon zest, allspice in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with vibrant acidity; buoyant, silky mouthfeel. The long, resonant finish is laden with spice-toned floral notes and bright berry suggestions.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $16.49/12 ounces

Richly sweet, floral-toned. Wisteria, roasted cacao nib, almond, caramel, hint of musk in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweetly tart structure with juicy acidity; crisply velvety mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to a pretty cocoa-toned musk in the short, with almond and caramel resurfacing in the long.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $23.00/12 ounces

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Integrated, floral- and sweetly earth-toned. Lavender, perique pipe tobacco, tangerine zest, apricot, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory in structure; syrupy-smooth body. The short finish is resonant with spicy floral and stone fruit notes and the long is earthy sweet, redolent of fine pipe tobacco.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $13.75/12 ounces

Intricate, layered, deeply sweet. Blackberry, nougat, roasted cacao nib, frankincense, tangerine zest in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet-tart structure; full, satiny mouthfeel. Notes of blackberry enveloped in cocoa frame the quiet short finish, rounding to incense-like aromatic wood and nougat in the long.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $21.00/16 ounces

Floral-toned, crisp, deeply sweet. Dried strawberry, freesia, toffee, hazelnut butter, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure; syrupy, almost creamy body. Notes of freesia-like flowers and hazelnut butter dominate in the short finish, while sweetly wood-framed toffee tones carry the long.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $14.00/12 ounces

Deeply and richly sweet, complex, layered. Apricot, dark chocolate, nut-toned toffee, sandalwood, fresh humus (forest floor).Sweet-savory structure with lively, juicy acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish is resonant with notes of stone fruit and sandalwood in the short and earth-toned toffee in the long.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $17.00/12 ounces

High-toned, brightly sweet. Honeysuckle, spearmint, pomegranate, cedar, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with buoyant acidity; delicate, silky mouthfeel. Sweet notes of honeysuckle characterize the short finish, while chocolate-toned tart fruit, with a hint of spearmint, carries the long.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $22.00/12 ounces

Lush, deeply and richly sweet. Ginger blossom, pineapple, myrrh, maple syrup, orange marmalade in aroma and cup. Richly sweet-tart in structure with vibrant acidity; satiny mouthfeel. The long finish morphs from notes of tropical flowers in the long to tropical fruits nuanced by resonant aromatic wood in the long.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: NT $500/16 ounces

High-toned, richly sweet. Nectarine, apple blossom, redwood, dark chocolate, grapefruit zest in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with bright, lively acidity; crisp, velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The finish is saturated with notes of stone fruit and apple blossom in the short, with dark chocolate and a hint of grapefruit zest resurfacing in the long.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $32.00/8 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Fruit-driven, intensely sweet. Bergamot, mango, sandalwood, baker’s chocolate, citrus blossom in aroma and cup. Richly sweet structure with rounded acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish sustains the fruit-forward momentum of the cup, backed by incense-like notes of sandalwood and a crisp baker’s chocolate.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $15.75/12 ounces

Visit Durango Coffee Company

Delicate but deeply and quietly intense. Cocoa, peach, fresh-cut fir, brown sugar, a hint of lush, lily-like flowers in aroma and cup. Balanced, crisply sweet in structure; light-footed and lively in mouthfeel. Cocoa dominates in a resonant, flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $15.75/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Big, round, deeply resonant, layered. Fresh-cut cedar, baker’s chocolate, autumn squash, a hint of thyme in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory, low-toned in structure; full, syrupy in mouthfeel. In the finish most flavor details fade, but a powerful, chocolate-complicated sweetness rings on.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $16.95/12 ounces

Visit Durango Coffee Company

Roundly and sweetly citrusy. Ripe tangerine, caramel, freesia-like flowers, cedar, a hint perhaps of fresh parsley-like herb in aroma and cup. Sweetly and gently tart, pure and juicy in structure. Very smooth, fullish, satiny mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a layered, resonant finish.