Reviews for May 9th, 2016

Review Date: May 2016

Price: $13.25/12 ounces

Revel Coffee: No. 26 Coffee of 2016

Big, rich, deeply sweet. Raspberry, tamarind, lilac, butterscotch, a hint of rye whisky in aroma and cup. Sweetly brisk acidity; plump, syrupy mouthfeel. The rich, long, flavor-saturated finish resonates with tamarind, lilac and raspberry notes.

Review Date: May 2016

Price: $13.99/16 ounces

No. 7 Coffee of 2016: Willoughby's Brazil Fazenda Passelo

Deeply sweet, layered complexity. Dried papaya, gardenia, baker’s chocolate, fine musk, almond in aroma and cup. Juicy, balanced acidity; creamy, nectar-like mouthfeel. The seemingly infinitely long cocoa-toned finish is resonant and deep, with lingering hints of dried papaya, gardenia and almond.

Review Date: May 2016

Price: NT $600/16 ounces

Delicate, crisply sweet. Sandalwood, cantaloupe, honeysuckle, almond in aroma and cup. Brisk, juicy acidity; light, silky mouthfeel. The sweet, deep finish consolidates around melon and honeysuckle in the long.

Review Date: May 2016

Price: $13.99/12 ounces

Topeca Coffee Roasters Logo

Delicate, nut-toned, sweetly spicy. Pistachio, honeysuckle, clove, molasses, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Subtle, crisply tart acidity; buoyant, satiny mouthfeel. Clove and pistachio animate the quietly flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: May 2016

Price: NT $280/8 ounces

Delicately sweet-savory. Lemon zest, almond, dried apricot, cedar, honeysuckle in aroma and cup. Quietly lively acidity; lightly satiny mouthfeel. The crisply sweet finish consolidates to lemon zest and cedar in the short; honeysuckle resurfaces in the long.

Review Date: May 2016

Price: NT $700/16 ounces

Balanced, sweet, subtly rich. Lavender, dark chocolate, date, vanilla in aroma and cup. Round, juicy acidity; plush, nectar-like mouthfeel. The short finish consolidates around lavender notes which persist into the richly drying long.

Review Date: May 2016

Price: $16.00/12 ounces

Sweetly rich, deeply pungent. Honey, tea rose, fir, black currant, thyme in aroma and cup. Quiet, crisp acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. All flavor notes carry into a nuanced, resonant, gently drying finish.

Review Date: May 2016

Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Complex, sweetly spice-toned. Vanilla paste, cinnamon, hazelnut, gardenia, fresh-tanned leather in aroma and cup. Round, rich acidity; plush, velvety mouthfeel. The deep, gently drying finish consolidates around cinnamon and leather notes.

Review Date: May 2016

Price: $16.50/12 ounces

Very sweet, delicately rich. Lychee, hazelnut, roasted cacao nib, honeysuckle, cedar in aroma and cup. Balanced, lightly juicy acidity; velvety mouthfeel. Lychee and roasted cacao nib go long in the sweet, resonant finish.