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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: February 2015

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Deeply pungent, original, complex. Pecan, pomegranate, melon, lily-like flowers in aroma and cup. Rich, balanced acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The fruit notes in particular carry into a long, cleanly resonant finish.

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Review Date: February 2015

Price: $19.50/12 ounces

Tart, sweet, vibrant. Honey, orange, apricot, sweet flowers, a crisp hint of cinnamon bark in aroma and cup. Rich, gently tart acidity; plush mouthfeel. The cinnamon note intensifies in a quietly resonant finish.

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Review Date: February 2015

Price: $18.50/12 ounces

Exuberantly floral and berry-toned. Mulberry, lantana-like flowers, roasted cacao nib, hints of ripe lemon and black sage in aroma and cup. Delicate, lively acidity; plush mouthfeel. Flavor quiets but lasts in a round, resonant finish.

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Review Date: February 2015

Price: CAD $15.99/16 ounces

Deep, round, balanced. Fresh-cut fir, pecan, plum, hints of chocolate and flowers in aroma and cup. Crisp, quiet, roast-rounded acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The chocolate note comes forward in a simple but sweetly resonant finish.

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Review Date: February 2015

Price: $15.95/12 ounces

Deep, sweet-toned, balanced. Hazelnut, raspberry, roasted cacao nib, honeysuckle-like flowers in aroma and cup. Richly pungent acidity; lively, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Nut and raspberry carry into a sweet, resonant finish.

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Review Date: February 2015

Price: $18.00/16 ounces

Intense, complex, sweetly pungent. Honeysuckle, tangerine, apricot and plum, spicy aromatic wood. Richly and roundly bright acidity; silky mouthfeel. Bright, mildly drying, flavor-saturated finish.

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Review Date: February 2015

Price: $20.00/16 ounces

Soft but intense; original. Lavender, kumquat, musk, roasted cacao nib, ripe banana in aroma and cup. Rich, round acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Very sweet finish, slightly drying in the long.

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Review Date: February 2015

Price: $17.50/12 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Sweet, slightly savory, unique. Black currant, sugary sweet potato, dark chocolate, pistachio, rhododendron-like flowers in aroma and cup. Deep, pungent acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Balanced, quietly flavor-saturated finish.

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Review Date: February 2015

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

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Deep, subtle, pungent. Raspberry, pluot, violet, vanilla, fresh-cut oak in aroma and cup. Gently tart acidity; light but distinctly syrupy-textured mouthfeel. Fruit and floral notes – violet, vanilla – carry into a rich, exceptionally long finish.

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Review Date: February 2015

Price: $19.50/12 ounces

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Juicy but savory, deep, subtle. Mulberry, dark chocolate, black sage, narcissus in aroma and cup. Roundly and richly tart acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor thins out a bit but rings on in a resonant finish.

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Review Date: February 2015

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

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Richly and intricately crisp; balanced. Tangerine, roasted cacao nib, fragrant lily, musk, almond. Light-footed, lively acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around lily and citrus in a gently drying finish.

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Review Date: February 2015

Price: $12.00/12 ounces

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Evaluated as espresso. Deep, pungent, cedary. Fudgy dark chocolate, fresh-cut cedar, peach, hints of wisteria and vanilla in aroma and small cup. Creamy mouthfeel; cedar and chocolate carry into a rather drying finish. Particularly fine in three parts milk, where the chocolate richly dominates, nuanced by continued peach and cedar suggestions.

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Review Date: February 2015

Price: $9.99/10 capsules

(As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a Keurig-compatible UpShot capsule containing 11+ grams of coffee to produce a 6-ounce serving). Delicate but rich; sweet; gently intricate. Dark chocolate, dried cherry, lilac, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Brisk though backgrounded acidity; cherry and flowers in particular carry into a sweetly crisp finish.

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Review Date: February 2015

Price: $6.99/12 capsules

(As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a Keurig-compatible capsule containing slightly less than 11 grams of coffee to produce a 6-ounce serving). Sweet-toned, gently citrusy. Hazelnut, orangy citrus, hints of cedar and chocolate in aroma and cup. Quietly balanced acidity; lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. The hazelnut in particular carries into a crisply delicate, clean finish.

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Review Date: February 2015

Price: $11.00/10 capsules

(As brewed in a Nespresso VirtuoLine single-serve brewing device using a VirtuoLine capsule containing 12 grams of coffee to produce a manually set 6-ounce serving). Pungent, roundly tart. Stone fruit, caramel, fir, a hint of flowers in aroma and cup. Tart but juicy acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The tart tendencies dominate in a fruit-toned finish.

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Review Date: February 2015

Price: NA

(As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a Keurig-compatible capsule containing a 7-gram dose of particularly finely ground coffee to produce a 6-ounce serving). Crisply delicate yet lush. Roasted cacao nib, night-blooming flowers, moist perique tobacco, dried cherry in aroma and cup. Round, low-toned acidity; light but distinctly syrupy mouthfeel. The cherry note in particular carries into a sweet though quietly drying finish.

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Review Date: February 2015

Price: $17.99/24 K-cups

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(As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using an “Extra Bold” K-Cup capsule containing 11 grams of coffee to produce a 6-ounce serving). Round, deep, richly earthy. Dark chocolate, wet fallen leaves, prune, deep-toned, carnal lily in aroma and cup. Round, backgrounded acidity; lightly but distinctly syrupy mouthfeel. Dark chocolate and the moist, leafy earth notes in particular carry into a rich though mildly drying finish.

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Review Date: February 2015

Price: $13.95/18 capsules

(As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a Keurig-compatible capsule containing 10 grams of coffee to produce a 6-ounce serving). Sweet-toned, delicately lively. Caramel, mild roasted nut, hints of apricot and flowers in aroma and cup. Very gently brisk acidity; light though silky mouthfeel. The caramel and nut suggestions turn faintly but pleasantly chocolaty in a clean, simple finish.

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Review Date: February 2015

Price: $9.99/12 capsules

(As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a Keurig-compatible capsule to produce a 6-ounce serving). Sweetly and briskly roast-toned. Gently scorched oak, dark chocolate, prune, freesia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Bittersweet acidity; light but buoyant mouthfeel. A hint of chocolate survives in a rich though drying finish.

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Review Date: February 2015

Price: $11.99/10 capsules

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(As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a Keurig-compatible UpShot capsule containing 10 grams of coffee to produce a 6-ounce serving). Deep, round. Baker’s chocolate, fresh-cut cedar, apricot, a hint of flowers in aroma and cup. Round, low-toned acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The finish consolidates around a rich though mildly drying cedar note.

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