Reviews for March 6th, 2015

Review Date: Mar 2015

Price: $16.75/12 ounces

Coffee Review's No. 9 Coffee of 2015

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.

Review Date: Mar 2015

Price: $17.75/12 ounces

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.

Review Date: Mar 2015

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Crisp yet sweet, cidery, intricate. Strawberry, juniper, unsweetened cocoa, rose-like flowers, a hint of fruit cider in aroma and cup. Lively, melodic acidity; plush mouthfeel. Very long, complexly expressed finish that may impress some with its flavor-saturated resonance and fundamental sweetness, while putting others off with a simultaneous drying tightness.

Review Date: Mar 2015

Price: $9.00/8 ounces

Round, very sweet, suavely balanced. Pluot, roasted cacao nib, brown sugar, violet-like flowers in aroma and cup. Round, juicy acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Cacao nib and brown sugar in particular carry into an ongoing sweet, resonant finish.

Review Date: Mar 2015

Price: $16.00/12 ounces

Bootstrap Coffee Logo

Delicate, sweet, poised. Pear, raisin, dark chocolate, almond, wisteria-like flowers in aroma and cup. Balanced, round, juicy acidity; light but satiny mouthfeel. Hints of pear, flowers and chocolate carry into an understated but sweetly balanced finish.

Review Date: Mar 2015

Price: $12.00/7 ounces (see notes)

Sweet nut and flowers. Brazil nut, plumeria, apple, tangelo, fresh-cut fir in aroma and cup. Round, rich, deeply expressed acidity; syrupy, buoyant mouthfeel. The nut and flower notes deepen and take on a pleasantly savory resonance in a crisp finish.

Review Date: Mar 2015

Price: $11.95/12 ounces

No. 29 Coffee of 2015

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.

Review Date: Mar 2015

Price: $13.99/12 ounces

Topeca Coffee Roasters Logo

Gently and sweetly tart; classic. Tangerine, rhododendron-like flowers, hazelnut, raisin in aroma and cup. Tart but juicy acidity; plush, buoyant mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a continued tart yet sweet finish.

Review Date: Mar 2015

Price: $14.95/12 ounces

Sweetly crisp, pure, delicate. Red currant, bakers’ chocolate, fresh-cut cedar, hints of grapefruit and lily-like flowers in aroma and cup. Lightly expressed, gently bright acidity; light but very silky mouthfeel. Flavor carries almost intact into a resonantly sweet finish.

Review Date: Mar 2015

Price: $16.50/12 ounces

Immaculately sweet; lyrical. Peach, honey, lavender and honeysuckle, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet, high-toned acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Peach, honey and flowers carry into a crisply sweet finish.

Review Date: Mar 2015

Price: NT $450/8 ounces

Delicate, intricate, very sweetly but crisply fruit-toned. Orange, honey, roasted cacao nib, lilac-like flowers, a hint of brandy in aroma and cup. Round, brisk but rich acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Resonantly crisp, slightly bitter-toned finish.

Review Date: Mar 2015

Price: KRW 32,000/500 grams

Crisply sweet, nut-toned. Roasted nut, apricot, malt, a hint of rhododendron-like flowers in aroma and cup. Despite the prominent nut notes, the acidity is quiet but juicy and lively. Lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The fruit moves forward and the nut recedes in a sweet finish.

Review Date: Mar 2015

Price: $29.99/12 ounces

Deep, richly roasty, chocolate- and fruit-toned. Lightly scorched cedar, dark chocolate, musk, apricot in aroma and cup. Sweet, roast-rounded acidity; lightly plush mouthfeel. The finish is dry and roast-toned with a backgrounded chocolaty sweetness.