Reviews for December 5th, 2017

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $55.00/12 ounces

No. 8 Coffee of 2017

Complex, uniquely sweet, tropical. Plumeria, roasted cacao nib, mango, sandalwood, nougat in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with bright, juicy acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. The finish carries through on the promise of the cup, with rich florals in the short and deep fruit notes in the long, where a new element, a soft fruit tone suggesting coconut, surfaces.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $14.00/250 grams

Top 30: Coffee No. 20 of 2017

Complex, balanced, floral-toned. Magnolia, tamarind, dark chocolate, molasses, papaya in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with crisp, juicy acidity. The intricately layered finish leads with sweet-spicy floral notes, crescendoing to fruit (tamarind, papaya) in the long, with dark chocolate notes throughout.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $22.00/12 ounces

Intensely sweet, intricately rich. Pink grapefruit zest, blackberry, fresh pipe tobacco, lavender, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-savory structure; crisp, satiny, buoyant mouthfeel. The resonant finish leads with notes of berry and citrus zest in the short, rounding to chocolate in the long, with spicy florals throughout.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $25.00/12 ounces

Top 30: Coffee No. 16 of 2017

High-toned, richly sweet. Strawberry guava, roasted cacao nib, lime zest, jasmine, almond in aroma and cup. Sweetly-tart structure with juicy, balanced acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is long and resonant, with lime zest and strawberry guava in the short, rounding to cocoa-toned jasmine in the deeply sweet long.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Crisp, sweet-savory. Mulberry, pink peppercorn, maple syrup, gardenia, cedar in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet-savory in structure; viscous, velvety mouthfeel. The rich though drying finish centers around spicy florals and berry tones in the short and notes of aromatic wood and maple syrup in the long.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: NT $580/220 grams

Crisp, sweetly tart. Dark chocolate, pie cherry, cedar, honey, magnolia in aroma and cup. Bittersweet in structure with crisp, citrus-like acidity; velvety mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to honey-toned stonefruit in the short and dark chocolate in the long.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $22.00/8 ounces

Crisply sweet-tart, high-toned. Lemon verbena, cedar, pomegranate, lavender, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart in structure with bright, juicy acidity. The finish is deep and rich, with sweet, lemony herb tones, tart fruit notes, and hints of aromatic wood.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Deeply sweet-savory, uniquely pungent. Ripe tomato, pink peppercorn, lantana-like flowers, blood orange zest, fresh pipe tobacco in aroma and cup. Savory-leaning, richly sweet in structure; plush and syrupy in mouthfeel. The finish is equal parts sweet and savory. Notes of citrus zest and lantana linger in the short and rich pipe tobacco in the long, while ripe tomato resonates throughout.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $14.99/12 ounces

Richly sweet, spice-toned. Baker’s chocolate, tangerine zest, clove, date, sandalwood in aroma and cup. High-toned, sweetly tart in structure; plush and syrupy in mouthfeel. The finish centers around cocoa-toned clove notes and deeply sweet fruit in the short, aromatic sandalwood in the long.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $25.00/12 ounces

Richly sweet, fruit-toned. Dried strawberry, dark chocolate, freesia-like flowers, tangerine zest, a hint of aged rum in aroma and cup. Sweetly round in structure; syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is crisply and richly drying with lingering hints of aged rum enveloped by dark chocolate.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $28.00/8 ounces

Bright, crisp, deeply sweet. Honey, lilac, cedar, tea rose, mango in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet-tart structure; satiny-smooth body. Notes of mango and spice-toned florals carry the short finish, while honey lingers in the long.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $20.00/12 ounces

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Sweetly pungent, richly savory-toned. Blackberry jam, roasted cacao nib, rhododendron, sundried tomato, nougat in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with crisp, floral acidity; viscous, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is sweet-toned and balanced, with lingering notes of berry and cocoa.