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: November 2014

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Deep, sweetly pungent, intricate. Black currant, jasmine, banana sweetness, minty dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Richly rounded acidity; full, buttery mouthfeel. Flavor, particularly chocolate and black currant, lasts far into the long finish.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $47.00/8 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Opulently and vibrantly pungent. Deep florals (lilac and passion-flower), fudgy chocolate, complex fruit (loquat, raspberry, jackfruit), musk in aroma and cup. Rich, sweetly tart acidity. Silky mouthfeel. A dry chocolate carries into a long, ringing finish.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $22.00/8 ounces

Delicately brisk yet lushly complex. Lavender and violet, peach, tangerine, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Brisk though juicy acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor saturates a crisp, resonant finish.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $22.78/12 ounces

PT's Coffee Roasting Co. Logo

Unusual profile: slightly savory, mostly sweet, original in aroma and flavor. Roasted almond, peach, kumquat, spicy flowers in aroma and cup. Gentle, rather juicy acidity; buoyant, lively mouthfeel. Roasted nut and peach in particular persist in very rich, very sweet finish.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $48.50/8 ounces

Richly and sweetly exotic. Dark chocolate, banana, blood orange, hibiscus in aroma and cup. Sweetly brisk acidity; full, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but carries far into a round, resonant finish.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $17.95/12 ounces

Delicate in the nose, syrupy in the cup, quietly complex throughout. Honey, distinct dark chocolate, lemon zest, peach, violet in aroma and cup. Richly and complexly expressed acidity; full, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. A mildly drying but long and resonant finish, with pleasing hints of the peach and violet persisting.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Gentle, juicy, richly balanced. Orange, plum, narcissus-like flowers, roasted cacao nib, a hint of sweet basil in aroma and cup. Quietly vibrant acidity; silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around chocolate and flowers in a delicately rich finish.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $13.99/12 ounces

Delicately rich, savory-sweet. Orange, baker’s chocolate, hazelnut, hints of musk and oregano in aroma and cup. Gently crisp acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around orange and musk in a balanced, resonant finish.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $22.00/12 ounces

Softly and sweetly pungent, quietly floral-toned. Lavender, violet, raisin, orangy citrus in aroma and cup. Delicate acidity; silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but lasts in a smooth, gentle finish.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $15.99/16 ounces

Deeply and richly roast-toned, resonant. Dark chocolate, raisin, cedar, hints of lavender-like flowers and orangy citrus in aroma and cup. Roast-muted acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate and the lavender hint carry into a sweet though richly and roundly drying finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: $19.95/12 ounces

Klatch Coffee Logo

Sweetly and grandly bright and floral-toned. Honey, violet, lavender, grapefruit, pear in aroma and cup. Intense, complexly expressed acidity; light though buoyantly silky mouthfeel. Honey, flowers and pear-like fruit saturate a long, resonant finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: $14.25/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Earthy, original. Notes that combine the brighter notes of clay with richer suggestions of humus dominate aroma and cup, though discreetly and pleasingly, complicated by carob, oak, grapefruit, perhaps a hint of vanilla-like flowers. Backgrounded but gently vibrant acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The earthy sensation gives way to sweeter vanilla and carob suggestions in a gently drying finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: US $15.00/8 ounces

Lightly rich, delicately complex. Prominent pear-like fruit notes, roasted cacao nib, hazelnut and a hint of butterscotch in aroma and cup. Rich, balanced acidity; lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Hazelnut and the butterscotch hint carry into a sweet-toned, gently drying finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: $14.36/12 ounces

Path Coffee Roasters Logo

Roundly and sweetly pungent. Roasted cacao nib, narcissus-like flowers, almond butter, fig in aroma and cup. Crisp, lively acidity; silky, lightly drying mouthfeel. Cacao nib and flowers carry into a sweet-toned, gently dry finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: $14.50/12 ounces

CQ Coffee Logo

Deep, pungent, bittersweet. Roasted cacao nib, complex flowers (tea rose, violet), plum, kumquat, red currant in aroma and cup. Brisk, resonant acidity; fullish, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flowers in particular carry into a sweet though slightly bitter-edged finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: NA

Opulent and complete; finely structured yet grandly complex. Lush flowers in front – lavender, lilac, fresh vanilla – supported by ripe pear and tangerine, roasted cacao nib, cinnamon. Balanced, round, resonant acidity. Plush, lively mouthfeel. Flavor rings on in a very long, sweet-toned finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: NA

Exotic; intricate; grandly and sweetly bright. Honey, loquat, tangerine, blood orange, jasmine, cocoa in aroma and cup. Sweetness envelops tart and bitter sensations in an intense, complex acidity. Plush, silky mouthfeel. Rich, deeply flavor-saturated finish fades very slightly in the long.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: NA

Sweet, delicate but rich; deeply complex. Gently pungent flowers – lavender, lilac, saffron – supported by blackberry, grape, mangosteen, roasted cacao nib and raw almond in aroma and cup. Crisp, delicate, floral-toned acidity. Lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Lilac and mangosteen in particular carry into a rich finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: $14.95/12 ounces

Simultaneously delicately sweet and richly pungent. Brown sugar, dark chocolate, apricot and peach, fresh-cut cedar, plum blossom in aroma and cup. Soft, balanced acidity; lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Balanced, gently rich finish.

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Review Date: October 2014

Price: NA

Very sweet; floral-toned and delicate. Honey, lavender, honeysuckle, peach, guava, lightly roasted almond in aroma and cup. Gentle, bittersweet acidity. Light but lively mouthfeel. Flavor, particularly honey and almond, carries into a gently drying finish.

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