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

Dragonfly Coffee Roasters Logo

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.