Reviews for June 6th, 2011

Review Date: June 2011

Price: CAD $14.00/16 ounces

Notes of floral-toned coffee fruit read as lemon, sweet nut and fir in aroma and cup. Tart acidity with a citrus-zest assertiveness; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The tart fruit sweetens and smoothes in a ripe, lemony finish.

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Review Date: June 2011

Price: CAD $17.50/12 ounces

Crisp and silky. Honey, cocoaish nut, hints of cedar and flowers in aroma and cup. The acidity is tartly sweet and assertive. The crisp, out-doorsy aromatics persist into a smooth finish.

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Review Date: June 2011

Price: CAD $11.49/12 ounces

Classic darker roasted Sumatra. Gently scorched fir and earth notes hint at dark chocolate, complicated by a pungent citrus that clearly suggests grapefruit. The chocolate and grapefruit suggestions carry into a very mildly astringent finish.

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Review Date: June 2011

Price: CAD $11.95/12 ounces

Deep, resonant, very sweet-toned in aroma and cup. A slight hint of sweet ferment encourages a deep plum-like and banana-like fruit and dark chocolate complicated by a pungent hint of fir. Rich, low-toned acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Some chocolate carries into an agreeable but simple finish.

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Review Date: June 2011

Price: CAD $15.99/16 ounces

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Quiet, sweetly smooth. Nut, raisin, hints of fir and flowers in aroma and cup. Softly balanced acidity, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Round, sweet-toned finish.

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Review Date: June 2011

Price: CAD $14.05/12 ounces

Honey and flowers dominate in aroma and cup, complicated by coffee fruit that reads variously as lemon, fresh-cut fir, and pungent, moist pipe tobacco. Tartly sweet, floral-toned acidity; leanish, almost silky mouthfeel. Very rich, long, flavor-sustained finish.

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Review Date: June 2011

Price: CAD $16.40/16 ounces

Delicate, meadowish, gently balanced. Lemon, blackberry, flowering grass and a hint of spicy nut in aroma and cup. Softly bright acidity; silky mouthfeel. Flavor and sweetness persist in a surprisingly deep, rich finish.

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Review Date: June 2011

Price: CAD $14.49/16 ounces

Deep, sweet, and pungent with the dry fruit notes: black currant and cherry complicated by suggestions of fresh-tanned leather and fresh-cut fir. The acidity is rich and assertive, the mouthfeel heavy but slightly lean. The dry berry notes carry deep into an intense, resonant finish.

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Review Date: June 2011

Price: CAD $44.07/1 kg. (2.2 lbs.)

An espresso blend evaluated here for use with non-espresso brewing methods (drip, French press): Distinct dark chocolate in aroma and cup, enlivened by a hint of pungent, grapefruity citrus. Lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Citrus and lemon carry into a smooth, sweet finish.

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Review Date: June 2011

Price: CAD $16.40/16 ounces

Bright but balanced. Tart coffee fruit reads as a crisp-toned but lavish layering of cherry, orange and lemon suggestions with an anchoring hint of fresh-cut fir. Intense but sweet-toned acidity; lightly silky mouthfeel. Sweet, rich short finish; a very slight hint of astringency in the long.

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Review Date: June 2011

Price: CAD $11.99/12 ounces

Delicate, meadowy, complex, refreshing. Flowers and the pure taste of the coffee fruit – sweet, tart and slightly vegetal – dominate, with deeper, anchoring suggestions of molasses and pipe tobacco, the moist, fresh kind. Gentle acidity; very smooth, silky mouthfeel. Rich, flavor-saturated finish.

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Review Date: June 2011

Price: CAD $17.00/12 ounces

Bright, high-toned and complex. Flowers, honey, lemon zest, pungent fir and pipe tobacco in aroma and cup. The acidity is gentle and sweetly tart; the body light but the mouthfeel particularly smooth and silky. Flavor carries into a tart but juicy finish.

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Review Date: June 2011

Price: CAD $16.50/12 ounces

Richly and deeply complex. Black currant, blackberry, dark chocolate, brandy, hints of lemon and fir in aroma and cup. Crisply balanced acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Long, rich, resonant finish.

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