Reviews for July 5th, 2016

Review Date: Jul 2016

Price: $14.50/12 ounces

Klatch Coffee: No. 29 Coffee of 2016

Complex, sweetly rich. Pungent grapefruit, sweet violet, almond brittle, pipe tobacco, fragrant sandalwood in aroma and cup. Juicy acidity; lightly syrupy, buoyant mouthfeel. The crisply rich, long finish retains a pretty combination of violet and tobacco tones.

Review Date: Jul 2016

Price: KRW $10,000/250 grams

No. 19 Coffee of 2016: Crescnendo Sumatra Black Panther

Crisply and deeply sweet. Mango, blood orange, fermented tobacco, baker’s chocolate, sweet lilac in aroma and cup. Round, balanced acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The rich, resonant finish is saturated by tobacco and mango notes.

Review Date: Jul 2016

Price: $13.99/12 ounces

Topeca Coffee Roasters Logo

Delicately and sweetly earth- and tobacco-toned. Mango, rich pipe tobacco, caramel, cherry blossom, earth-toned chocolate in aroma and cup. Juicy, rounded acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The resonant finish with all flavor notes intact concludes in a crisply sweet denouement of mango and pipe tobacco.

Review Date: Jul 2016

Price: NT $500/227 grams

Immensely spicy, rich. Ripe fig, fresh-cut fir, moist tobacco, cumin, a hint of orange blossom in aroma and cup. Bright, lightly tart acidity; plush, velvety mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates to tobacco and dried fig in a crisply drying finish.

Review Date: Jul 2016

Price: NT $400/200 grams

Pungent but delicately sweet. Molasses, hazelnut, fresh-cut redwood, sweet tobacco, magnolia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Juicy-tart acidity; smoothly silky mouthfeel. Finishes with hazelnut and sweet, molasses-inflected tobacco notes.

Review Date: Jul 2016

Price: AUD $15.00/250 grams

Sweetly tart, elegantly earthy. Dark chocolate, fresh humus, ripe passionfruit, moist pipe tobacco, hazelnut in aroma and cup. Brisk, sweet acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The tartly sweet finish calls up earthy chocolate and nut-toned fruit in the short, rounding to a chocolaty tobacco in the long.

Review Date: Jul 2016

Price: KRW $10,000/250 grams

Deeply sweet, intricately rich. Lavender, banana, brandy, dark chocolate, tamarind in aroma and cup. Round but surprisingly zesty acidity; buoyant, silky mouthfeel. Dark chocolate and lavender, in particular, dominate in the short finish and carry deeply into the rich, gently drying long.

Review Date: Jul 2016

Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Rich, sweet-savory. Roasted cacao nib, lime blossom, mango, hazelnut, a hint of coconut in aroma and cup. Roundly brisk, tart acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The crisply resonant finish is more savory than sweet, redolent of lime zest with a continued hint of coconut.

Review Date: Jul 2016

Price: NT $500/250 grams

Roundly rich, subtly sweet. Grapefruit zest, honeydew melon, carob, fresh-cut fir in aroma and cup. Subtle, balanced acidity; velvety mouthfeel. The savory-sweet finish consolidates around carob and fir.

Review Date: Jul 2016

Price: NT $600/227 grams

Delicate, richly sweet. Tangerine zest, lightly expressed tobacco, roasted cacao nib, honeysuckle in aroma and cup. Lightly juicy, gently tart acidity; plush, velvety mouthfeel. The bittersweet finish consolidates around sweet cocoa and tobacco suggestions.

Review Date: Jul 2016

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Deeply and richly floral. Rhododendron, fresh-cut redwood, butterscotch, ripe tangerine, chocolate fudge, pink peppercorn in aroma and cup. Gently crisp acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around a citrus-toned chocolate in the short; butterscotch resurfaces in the long.