Reviews for June 6th, 2014

Review Date: Jun 2014

Price: $16.50/12 ounces

Top 30 Coffees of 2014 - No. 14

Plush, deep, resonant. Apricot and orange, roasted cacao nib, vanilla, a hint of fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Round, soft, though deeply vibrant acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Very sweet finishing, with continued hints of orange and vanilla.

Review Date: Jun 2014

Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Quietly distinctive; resonant. Honey, dark chocolate, hazelnut, sweetly pungent fruit (cherimoya?) in aroma and cup. Round but juicy acidity; lively, syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate sweetness dominates in a long, gently persistent finish.

Review Date: Jun 2014

Price: $20.00/12 ounces

Sweetly and deeply pungent. Honey, grapefruit, cacao nib, Brazil nut, a hint of fine leaf tobacco in aroma and cup. Briskly but pleasantly bittersweet acidity; silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates and simplifies in an otherwise impressive finish: rich, deep, long.

Review Date: Jun 2014

Price: $14.98/12 ounces

Pungently sweet, balanced, elegant. Black currant, dark chocolate, molasses, rose-like flowers in aroma and cup. Tartly sweet, lively acidity; plush, silky mouthfeel. Crisp though sweet, molasses-inflected finish.

Review Date: Jun 2014

Price: $13.00/12 ounces

Crisp, earthy chocolate (or chocolaty earth) dominates aroma and flavor, complicated by tart passion fruit and hints of vanilla and musk. Rounded, gently vibrant acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Rich though drying finish.

Review Date: Jun 2014

Price: $11.99/12 ounces

Delicate, pungent, subtly original. Dark honey, ripe grapefruit, orchid-like flowers, a hint of cinnamon in aroma and cup. Brisk, juicy acidity; light but silky mouthfeel. The grapefruit notes carries into a crisp, continued juicy finish.

Review Date: Jun 2014

Price: $14.99/12 ounces

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Tartly sweet, pungent, complex. Halvah-like honey and nut, plum, suggestions of pine and honeysuckle in aroma and cup. Round but vibrant acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Hints of honey, nut and flowers carry into a sweet-toned, balanced finish.

Review Date: Jun 2014

Price: $12.75/12 ounces

Delicate, quiet, exotic. Grapefruit, dark chocolate, molasses, vanilla, a hint of pink peppercorn in aroma and cup. Quiet, backgrounded acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Grapefruit and molasses in particular carry into a sweet-toned, balanced finish.