Reviews for September 8th, 2017

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $50.00/8 ounces

No. 9 Coffee of 2017

Rich, lavish, elegantly sweet-tart and complexly layered. In aroma and cup, intricately expressed citrus (sweet lime, grapefruit, blood orange); spice (coriander, mace); lilac-like flowers; almond; cocoa. Grand but balanced in structure; plump and delicately syrupy in mouthfeel. Everything rounds and deepens in a flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $75.00/8 ounces

Sweetly bright, intensely aromatic, smoothly high-toned. In aroma and cup, crisp cocoa notes are enveloped in flowers and fruit: ripe pineapple, jasmine, floral-toned vanilla. Very sweetly and brightly tart in structure, with a deepening bitter/savory edge. Light, lively, juicy mouthfeel. Stays on the sweetly tart side of dry in a long, resonant finish.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: NT $3200/16 ounces

High-toned, zesty, lushly floral. Deep, honeyish floral notes (lavender, tea-rose), brightly juicy guava, candied lemon, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Richly and sweetly tart in structure; plushly syrupy in mouthfeel. The finish backs off just a bit from the spectacular cup but the flowers and tart fruit in particular ring on.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $37.00/4 ounces

Absorbingly intricate yet quietly complete. Honey, strawberry guava, lavender, roasted almond, a hint of light, floral-toned spirits in aroma and cup. Very sweet in structure but delicately crisp and savory-edged. Light but silky and buoyant in mouthfeel. Lavender in particular carries into a balanced, deeply layered finish.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: CAD $30.00/100 grams

Crisply lush, intricately layered. Ripe passion fruit, roasted cacao nib, myrrh, candied walnut, a hint of grappa in aroma and cup. In structure, a vivacious tartness is enveloped in sweetness. Mouthfeel is full and syrupy. Flowers and the grappa-like hint in particular carry into a deep, balanced finish.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $29.99/12 ounces

No. 27 Coffee of 2017

Roast-encapsulated complexity; sweetly and exhilaratingly pungent.
Richly scorched cedar, rose-like flowers, orange zest, black sage, a hint of cocoa-ish chocolate in aroma and cup. Bittersweet but zesty in structure; light though plush mouthfeel. Flowers and cocoa in particular carry into a roasty but cleanly sweet-toned finish.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $50.00/8 ounces

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Delicately rich, deeply sweet, lushly intricate. Complex flowers (rose, lavender) apple, tangerine zest, roasted almond, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet in structure, with a pleasantly brisk, bitterish complication. Crisply smooth, satiny mouthfeel. Apple, almond, lavender in particular carry into a very sweet finish.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $65.00/12 ounces

Willoughby's Coffee & Tea Logo

Subtle; balanced; classic. Roasted cashew, sweet apple, clover flowers, brown sugar, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Softly and sweetly tart in structure; plush and velvety in mouthfeel. Apple, brown sugar, cashew and clover all carry into a quietly complete finish.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: NT $800/113.5 grams

Crisply sweet; resonant, distinctive. Baker’s chocolate, raspberry, tea rose, almond, musk in aroma and cup. Sweet, almost sugary in structure, with a dry, tart/savory counterpoint. Full, plump mouthfeel. A musky chocolate and raspberry edge carries into a sweetly and roundly drying finish.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $29.99/8 ounces

Cleanly and sweetly bright; pure; elegant. Lime zest, baker’s chocolate, ripe pear, floral-toned vanilla, myrrh in aroma and cup. Deeply and sweetly tart in structure; delicately satiny in mouthfeel. Baker’s chocolate and vanilla-toned flowers carry into a sweet, quiet finish.