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: $14.25/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Crisp, orchardy, fresh. Honey, carob, green grape, walnut, a hint of rose-like flowers in aroma and cup. Rich, brisk acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Honey, grape and carob lead into a rich, balanced finish.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $16.95/12 ounces

Lexington Coffee Roasters

Big, sweet, plumy. Dark chocolate, brandy, ripe strawberry, kumquat, honeysuckle in aroma and cup. Lively, flavor-saturated acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Rich finishing, saturated with flowers and a fruit-toned chocolate.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $17.50/12 ounces

Lexington Coffee Roasters

Sweetly pungent, odd but engaging. Molasses, richly tart fruit (mulberry, tamarind), unroasted pine nut and delicate flowers – wisteria, violet – in aroma and cup. Round, sweetly tart acidity, syrupy mouthfeel. Fruit sweetens and rounds in a ringing and harmonious finish.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $13.95/12 ounces

Lexington Coffee Roasters

Balanced, engaging depth, quiet complexity. Raisiny dark chocolate, ripe tangerine-like citrus, night-blooming flowers, all deepened by a savory hint in the structure. Low-toned but vibrant acidity; smooth, plush mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but persists in a long, gently sweet finish.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $14.95/12 ounces

Lexington Coffee Roasters

Softly tart, nut-toned. Roasted cacao-nib, hazelnut, tea rose, blood orange in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet, juicy acidity; satiny, lively mouthfeel. Flavor persists, delicately but sweetly, in a clean, satisfying finish.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: NTD$ 1600 / 16 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Rich, deep, complexly expressed. Fresh-cut cedar, blood orange, roasted cocoa nib, lavender, musk in aroma and cup. Plush, silky mouthfeel. Cedar and lavender carry into a sweet, gently drying finish. Flavor carries impressively into three parts milk, with a crisp, lightly stated chocolate dominating and a fine finish.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: NTD $1000/16 ounces

Crisp, orchardy, intricate. Honey, jasmine, roast cacao nib, apple. Delicate, giddily effervescent acidity; very silky, lively mouthfeel. Sweet, flavor-saturated finish, gently drying in the long.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $450 NTD/100 grams

Delicate but rich, pungent, intense. Black currant, blackberry, fresh-cut cedar, bergamot, tea rose in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart acidity; light but very silky mouthfeel. Citrus, cedar and tea rose in particular carry into a rich, gently drying finish.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: NTD $1800/16 ounces

Intense, complex, gently roast-toned. Sweetly dry berry (black currant), raisin, spicy flowers, dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Delicate, brisk acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flowers, chocolate and black currant carry into a rich finish.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $450 NTD/100 grams

Intensely floral and deeply chocolate-toned. Rose and night-blooming flowers, dark chocolate, passion fruit, musk, fresh-cut fir in aroma and cup. Quietly rich but backgrounded acidity; full, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a crisply drying finish.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $14.00/12 ounces

Sweet-toned, straightforward, some layered complexity. Raisiny dark chocolate, plum, orange zest, fresh-cut cedar, a hint of lily-like flowers in aroma and cup. Rich, rounded acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate and orange in particular carry into a balanced finish.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $33.95/12 ounces

Top 30 Coffees of 2014 - #21

Opulent, huge, sweet, juicy. Honey, flowers (lavender, lilac), mango, blood orange, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Balanced, juicy acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Rich, long, deeply flavor-saturated finish.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $34.95/8 ounces

Top 30 Coffees of 2014 - No. 11

Roundly bright, juicy, complex. Orange, mulberry, vanilla, honey, complex night-blooming flowers in aroma and cup. Giddy, buoyantly sweet acidity; plush mouthfeel. Flavor extends deep into a long finish.

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Review Date: November 2014

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Top 30 Coffees of 2014 - #29

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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