Reviews for September 16th, 2016

Review Date: Sep 2016

Price: $20.99/12 ounces

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Delicately intense, tropically sweet. Coconut, pistachio, sandalwood, plumeria, dried mango in aroma and cup. Balanced, juicy acidity. Round, plushly syrupy mouthfeel. The long, resonant finish is saturated with all of the flavor notes from the cup, in particular plumeria and coconut, which ring on and on.

Review Date: Sep 2016

Price: $18.95/12 ounces

No. 5 Coffee of 2016: Paradise Kenya Gatomboya Peaberry

Big, intricate; vast but coherent. Black currant, vanilla, sandalwood, violet-like flowers, hints of chocolate and coconut, more in aroma and cup. Forceful but juicy sweet acidity; delicately syrupy mouthfeel. Sandalwood and coconut, in particular, resonate in a richly drying finish.

Review Date: Sep 2016

Price: $15.25/12 ounces

No. 8 Coffee of 2016: Kena Coffee Sumatra Tano Batak

Intense, exotic, exhilarating. Moist, fresh-fallen leaves, ripe watermelon, blackberry, nut-toned chocolate, jasmine-like flowers, considerably more in aroma and cup. Pungent, juicy acidity; plushly soft mouthfeel. Deep, balanced, thoroughly flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: Sep 2016

Price: $25.00/12 ounces

Deeply rich, sweetly pungent. Black currant, wisteria, spicy oak, bergamot, vanilla in aroma and cup. Vibrant, sweetly tart acidity; full, velvety mouthfeel. The richly drying finish is high-toned, sweetly herbaceous, focused around bergamot and vanilla notes.

Review Date: Sep 2016

Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Crisply pungent, deeply sweet. Honey, jasmine, sandalwood, tangerine zest, a hint of myrrh in aroma and cup. Delicate but richly expressed acidity; silky mouthfeel. A cocoa suggestion surfaces in the quietly flavor-saturated short finish; jasmine and sandalwood last in the long.

Review Date: Sep 2016

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

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Profoundly sweet; cidery. Pear cider, baker’s chocolate, ripe banana, lemon zest, a hint of lush honeysuckle in aroma and cup. Round, juicy acidity; plush mouthfeel. Chocolate, banana and flowers carry into a resonant though drying finish.