Recent Coffee Reviews

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: April 2015

Price: > $1000.00/16 ounces

So good, we almost peed in our pants when we tasted this coffee.

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Review Date: March 2015

Price: CAD $11.00/16 ounces

Rich, low-toned, gently pungent. Dark chocolate, oak, sage-like herb, spicy, nasturtium-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweetly brisk acidity; light but plush mouthfeel. Sage and a hint of chocolate carry into a crisp finish.

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Review Date: March 2015

Price: $27.50/12 ounces

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Sweetly bright; exhilaratingly floral. Honeysuckle, lavender, apple, walnut in aroma and cup. Crisp, very sweet acidity; lively, syrupy mouthfeel. The distinct apple and floral notes carry into a long, resonant finish.

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Review Date: March 2015

Price: $17.00/12 ounces

PT's Coffee Roasting Co. Logo

Crisp, lilting, lyric. Pear, cherry blossom, lavender, almond, a hint of sweet grapefruit in aroma and cup. Delicate, brisk acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Pear and flowers lead into a gentle, quietly rich finish.

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Review Date: March 2015

Price: $15.50/12 ounces

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Richly cocoa-toned, crisp and balanced. Cocoaish dark chocolate, blood orange, fig, musky lily in aroma and cup. Crisp, gentle acidity; light, silky mouthfeel. The cocoa-like chocolate rings on in a quietly resonant finish.

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Review Date: March 2015

Price: CAD $15.99/16 ounces

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Quietly and subtly original. Tamarind and apricot, sweetly spicy flowers, cumin, cocoaish chocolate in aroma and cup. Crisp, delicate acidity; lightly silky, buoyant mouthfeel. A hint of the nut-toned chocolate survives in a pleasing though simple finish.

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Review Date: March 2015

Price: $46.00/10 ounces

Very sweet, exhilaratingly floral, lavishly complex. Lavender honey; floral notes ranging from violet to lily; candied lemon and blood orange; roasted cacao nib; black cherry in aroma and cup. Delicate, gently crisp, very sweet acidity; syrupy, buoyant mouthfeel. Deep, long, resonantly flavor-saturated finish.

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Review Date: March 2015

Price: $15.99/12 ounces

Topeca Coffee Roasters Logo

Sweet, lyric, finely balanced. Guava, lilac, roasted cacao nib, wild berry in aroma and cup. Lightly but richly pungent acidity; satiny mouthfeel. A brandy hint surfaces in the finish, subtly complicating continued cacao nib and floral suggestions.

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Review Date: March 2015

Price: $12.00/8 ounces

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The intoxicating spirits-rich aromas of the cask dominate in the nose, but a fine coffee character emerges in the cup to balance and support the casky rum notes with suggestions of dark chocolate, vanilla, raspberry, almond, passion flower. Smooth, rounded acidity; plush, buoyant mouthfeel. Very long, resonantly flavor-saturated finish.

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Review Date: March 2015

Price: $13.95/12 ounces

Paradise Roaster Logo

Sweet, graceful, gently pungent. Walnut, peach, carob, mint in aroma and cup. Crisp, balanced acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Quietly flavor-saturated, lightly drying finish.

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Review Date: March 2015

Price: $49.25/8 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Intense, flamboyantly lush yet elegantly crisp. Complex floral notes (lilac to lavender), roasted cacao nib, mango, sandalwood, a hint of rye whisky in aroma and cup. Richly and sweetly tart acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Long, resonant, deeply flavor-saturated finish.

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Review Date: March 2015

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Very sweet, very tart, intense. Red currant, honey, blood orange, cumin, narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Richly bright acidity; syrupy but lively mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates and acidity rounds in a resonant finish.

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Review Date: March 2015

Price: $12.99/12 ounces

Sweetly crisp, balanced. Caramel, roasted cacao nib, walnut, wisteria-like flowers, a hint of port wine in aroma and cup. Gently brisk acidity; light, crisply smooth mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around nut, flowers and port wine suggestions in a sweet but lightly drying finish.

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Review Date: March 2015

Price: $17.50/12 ounces

Deep, resonant, opulent. Blackberry, kumquat, chocolate fudge, the lush scent of plumeria in aroma and cup. Big, juicy acidity; syrupy though buoyant mouthfeel. The blackberry and chocolate notes in particular lead into a very sweet, flavor-saturated finish.

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Review Date: March 2015

Price: $14.00/12 ounces

BeanFruit Coffee Co

Quietly rich, savory/sweet. Dark chocolate, black currant, black sage, blood orange, a black-truffle-like hint in aroma and cup. Plump, deep-toned acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Roundly resonant, flavor-saturated finish.

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Review Date: March 2015

Price: $12.00/200 grams

Immense; opulent. Strawberry guava, grapefruit, roasted cacao-nib, sandalwood, hop flowers in aroma and cup. Crisply juicy acidity; full, satiny mouthfeel. Crisply sweet-toned, resonantly dry finish.

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Review Date: March 2015

Price: NTD $500/16 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Deep, richly sweet. Chocolate fudge, mango, wisteria, vanilla in aroma and small cup. Full, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is crisply dry; flavor consolidates as a cedar-toned chocolate. Richly chocolaty in three-parts milk with continued hints of fruit and flowers.

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Review Date: March 2015

Price: $16.75/12 ounces

Delicate but extraordinarily intricate. Passion flower, orange, loquat, sandalwood, frankincense in aroma and cup. Sweetly bright, juicy acidity; light, silky mouthfeel. Flavor resonates far into a long finish with very little loss of complexity.

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Review Date: March 2015

Price: $17.75/12 ounces

Kickapoo Coffee Roasters Logo

Sweetly bright and lushly nectar-like. Nectarine, roasted cacao nib, lemon zest, freesia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Roundly sweet, juicy acidity; plush, buoyant mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but lasts in a cleanly resonant, lightly drying finish.

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Review Date: March 2015

Price: $11.95/12 ounces

Sweetly bright, balanced, classic. Ripe tangerine, apricot, honeysuckle-like flowers, hazelnut, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Delicate, lively acidity; lightly plush mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a gently tart, richly balanced finish.

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