Reviews for November 6th, 2014

Review Date: Nov 2014

Price: $34.95/8 ounces

Top 30 Coffees of 2014 - No. 11

Roundly bright, juicy, complex. Orange, mulberry, vanilla, honey, complex night-blooming flowers in aroma and cup. Giddy, buoyantly sweet acidity; plush mouthfeel. Flavor extends deep into a long finish.

Review Date: Nov 2014

Price: $33.95/12 ounces

Top 30 Coffees of 2014 - #21

Opulent, huge, sweet, juicy. Honey, flowers (lavender, lilac), mango, blood orange, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Balanced, juicy acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Rich, long, deeply flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: Nov 2014

Price: $22.00/8 ounces

Delicately brisk yet lushly complex. Lavender and violet, peach, tangerine, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Brisk though juicy acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor saturates a crisp, resonant finish.

Review Date: Nov 2014

Price: $47.00/8 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Opulently and vibrantly pungent. Deep florals (lilac and passion-flower), fudgy chocolate, complex fruit (loquat, raspberry, jackfruit), musk in aroma and cup. Rich, sweetly tart acidity. Silky mouthfeel. A dry chocolate carries into a long, ringing finish.

Review Date: Nov 2014

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Top 30 Coffees of 2014 - #29

Deep, sweetly pungent, intricate. Black currant, jasmine, banana sweetness, minty dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Richly rounded acidity; full, buttery mouthfeel. Flavor, particularly chocolate and black currant, lasts far into the long finish.

Review Date: Nov 2014

Price: $17.95/12 ounces

Delicate in the nose, syrupy in the cup, quietly complex throughout. Honey, distinct dark chocolate, lemon zest, peach, violet in aroma and cup. Richly and complexly expressed acidity; full, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. A mildly drying but long and resonant finish, with pleasing hints of the peach and violet persisting.

Review Date: Nov 2014

Price: $48.50/8 ounces

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Richly and sweetly exotic. Dark chocolate, banana, blood orange, hibiscus in aroma and cup. Sweetly brisk acidity; full, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but carries far into a round, resonant finish.

Review Date: Nov 2014

Price: $22.78/12 ounces

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Unusual profile: slightly savory, mostly sweet, original in aroma and flavor. Roasted almond, peach, kumquat, spicy flowers in aroma and cup. Gentle, rather juicy acidity; buoyant, lively mouthfeel. Roasted nut and peach in particular persist in very rich, very sweet finish.

Review Date: Nov 2014

Price: $13.99/12 ounces

Delicately rich, savory-sweet. Orange, baker’s chocolate, hazelnut, hints of musk and oregano in aroma and cup. Gently crisp acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around orange and musk in a balanced, resonant finish.

Review Date: Nov 2014

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Gentle, juicy, richly balanced. Orange, plum, narcissus-like flowers, roasted cacao nib, a hint of sweet basil in aroma and cup. Quietly vibrant acidity; silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around chocolate and flowers in a delicately rich finish.

Review Date: Nov 2014

Price: $22.00/12 ounces

Softly and sweetly pungent, quietly floral-toned. Lavender, violet, raisin, orangy citrus in aroma and cup. Delicate acidity; silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but lasts in a smooth, gentle finish.