Recent Coffee Reviews

We have published thousands of coffee reviews and espresso reviews since 1997. The reviews below appear in reverse chronological order by review date. You may refine your search by key word or category using links to the right. Older reviews may no longer accurately reflect current versions of the same coffee.

Review Date: October 2014

Price: NA

Sweet, deep, slightly savory, complex. Turbinado sugar, violet and lavender, pineapple, peach, musk in aroma and cup. Rich, round, resonant acidity. Syrupy, lively mouthfeel. The sweetness turns chocolaty and pineapple and lavender notes in particular saturate a rich finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: $14.00/12 ounces

Delicate but grandly and exhilaratingly aromatic. Sweet narcissus-like flowers, sandalwood, dark chocolate, orange marmalade in aroma and cup. Crisp, balanced acidity; plush, buoyant mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but deepens in a long, richly drying finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: $18.72/12 ounces

PT's Coffee Roasting Co. Logo

Richly and sweetly tart with quiet but original aromatics. Cane sugar, blood orange, rhododendron-like flowers, roasted Brazil nut in aroma and cup. Sweetly citrusy acidity; silky mouthfeel. Suggestions of fruit, flowers and nut all carry into a particularly sweet, cleanly balanced finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: $14.50/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Delicate yet richly complex. Roasted cacao nib, sandalwood, blood orange, narcissus, an herby hint of oregano in aroma and cup. Sweetly and gently brisk acidity; light though silky mouthfeel. Cacao nib and sandalwood carry into a crisp finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: $20.46/12 ounces

PT's Coffee Roasting Co. Logo

Sweetly and richly pungent. Green grape, caramel, walnut, apple, honeysuckle in aroma and cup. Gently and roundly tart acidity; light but distinctly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around caramel and apple in a quiet but long finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: $14.25/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Sweetly and gently brisk. Brown sugar, almond, honeysuckle, peach, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Delicate, brisk acidity; very lightly silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around peach and cacao nib in a quiet finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: $17.50/12 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Evaluated as espresso. Exhilarating and richly complex. Chocolate fudge, deeply sweet fruit (black cherry, pineapple, mango), narcissus-like flowers, vanilla and myrrh in aroma and small-cup. Soft and silky-smooth mouthfeel. Sweet chocolate, pungent florals and intensely rich aromatic wood tones carry into a deeply resonant finish. Flavor maintains balance and intricacy in three parts milk, with rich chocolate and ripe fruit predominating.

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Review Date: September 2014

Price: $15.99/16 ounces

Deeply and sweetly pungent. Sweet, caramelly chocolate balanced by crisp walnut, fresh-cut cedar and spicy, tea-rose-like flowers. Round, rich, gently vibrant acidity. Syrupy but buoyant mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but persists in a clean, resonant finish.

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Review Date: September 2014

Price: $14.99/16 ounces

Sweet, deep, with a savory edge. Dark chocolate, molasses, cedar, spicy flowers, a hint of tangerine in aroma and cup. Low-toned but vibrant acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The molasses and dark chocolate notes in particular carry into a sweet-toned, roundly drying finish.

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Review Date: September 2014

Price: $13.95/12 ounces

Paradise Roaster Logo

Spicy, chocolaty. Sandalwood, dark chocolate, pluot, narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Intense, richly tart acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The sandalwood and cocoa-like chocolate in particular carry into a deep, flavor-saturated finish.

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Review Date: September 2014

Price: $16.00/12 ounces

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Crisp, exhilaratingly floral. Dry, cocoa-like chocolate, ripe orange, lychee, jasmine and rose in aroma and cup. Juicy, gentle acidity; silky, lively mouthfeel. Fruit and flower notes in particular carry into a resonant, sweet-toned finish.

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Review Date: September 2014

Price: $15.70/12 ounces

Marketplace-parisi

Complex, elegant, intense. Honey, lavender, roasted cacao nib, blackberry, a hint of ripe lemon in aroma and cup. Brisk but juicy acidity; lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Sweet-toned, deeply flavor-saturated finish.

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Review Date: September 2014

Price: $14.85/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Intense; sweetly and roundly bright. Crisply nut-toned chocolate and very sweet, very zesty, very complex citrus (tangerine, lemon) in aroma and small cup. Relatively light in body but surprisingly syrupy in mouthfeel. The bright, fresh citrus carries into a very rich finish and dominates pleasingly in three parts milk; think lemon tart with a rounding suggestion of chocolate.

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Review Date: September 2014

Price: $14.85/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Bright, honeyish, sweetly complex. Honey; fresh, ripe lemon and tangerine; citrus flowers; a hint of roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Gently bright, lyric acidity; syrupy, buoyant mouthfeel. Citrus and flowers in particular carry into a rich, gently drying finish.

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Review Date: September 2014

Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Crisp walnut and roasted cacao nib notes balance sweet flowers (freesia?) and nectarine in aroma and cup. Sweetly brisk acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a nicely smooth, sweet-toned finish.

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Review Date: September 2014

Price: $28.00/16 ounces

The WestBean Coffee Roasters Logo

Richly and deeply pungent. Honey, blood orange, blackberry, roasted cacao nib, lilac-like flowers, a hint of pungent wood (eucalyptus?) in aroma and cup. Big but gently expressed acidity; plush, buoyant mouthfeel. Flavor carries deep into a long, resonant finish.

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Review Date: September 2014

Price: RMB 235/125 g

Delicate and richly exotic. Intense floral notes – lilac, plumeria, lavender – crisp roasted cacao nib, ripe tangerine, a hint of vanilla in aroma and cup. Brisk, lively acidity; very light but silky mouthfeel. Flowers, tangerine and vanilla all carry into a sweet-toned finish.

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Review Date: September 2014

Price: KRW$10,500/100 grams

Sweet, intense, melodic. Blueberry, tangerine, rye whisky, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Big, juicy acidity; lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Citrus and cacao nib in particular saturate a roundly rich finish.

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Review Date: September 2014

Price: $17.50/12 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Rich, deep, pungent. Fresh-cut cedar, dark chocolate, grapefruit, raisin, a hint of thyme-like herb in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet acidity; light but very silky mouthfeel. The finish is flavor-saturated, sweet but richly drying.

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Review Date: September 2014

Price: $20.00/8 ounces

PT's Coffee Roasting Co. Logo

Very sweet-toned, delicate, pure. Pecan, vanilla, plum, tangerine in aroma and cup. Gentle, crisp, lyrically sweet acidity; very light but silky mouthfeel. Sweetness dominates in a deeply flavor-saturated finish.

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