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: July 2014

Price: $18.99/12 ounces

Delicately intense; layered complexity. Candied lemon, peach, kiwi, roasted cacao nib, a hint of spice (cardamom, saffron) in aroma and cup. Soft but crisply lively acidity; very silky mouthfeel. Sweet, deeply flavor-saturated finish.

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Review Date: July 2014

Price: $12.75/12 ounces

Marketplacerevelcoffee

Evaluated as espresso. Well-structured, complete, balanced. Dark chocolate, richly aromatic cedar, apricot, tangerine, a hint of honeysuckle in aroma and small cup. Very smooth, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate carries into a drying but richly sweet finish. Flavor predictably softens but carries with delicate complexity into three parts milk.

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Review Date: July 2014

Price: $13.75/12 ounces

Marketplacerevelcoffee

Very sweet, brandy-toned. Black cherry, brandy, rose-like flowers, ripe orangy citrus in aroma and cup. Juicy, vivacious acidity; syrupy but lively mouthfeel. Cherry and floral notes carry into a sweet-toned though rather short, drying finish.

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Review Date: July 2014

Price: $17.75/12 ounces

Lexington Coffee Roasters

Sweetly and deeply pungent; intense but balanced. Peach, plum, black currant, narcissus-like flowers, fresh-cut elm in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet, nuanced acidity; silky, buoyant mouthfeel. Flowers in particular saturate a rich, resonant finish.

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Review Date: July 2014

Price: $13.50/12 ounces

Lexington Coffee Roasters

Quiet but vibrant. Caramel, roasted cacao nib, fresh-cut oak, orangy citrus, musk in aroma and cup. Gentle but crisply lively acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Round, quietly flavor-saturated finish.

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Review Date: July 2014

Price: $15.95/12 ounces

Lexington Coffee Roasters

Balanced; delicate but rich. Honey, lilac, fresh-cut cedar, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Brisk acidity; light but silky mouthfeel. Flowers in particular carry into a sweet though drying finish.

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Review Date: June 2014

Price: $16.50/12 ounces

Victrola Coffee Roasters Logo

Soft, rich, deep. Complex floral-related notes (honeysuckle, rose, vanilla, peach) lead, particularly in the cup, with complicating hints of earthy, strawberry-like fruit and walnut. Pronounced but gentle acidity; plush, silky mouthfeel. Floral notes profoundly saturate a sweet-toned finish.

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Review Date: June 2014

Price: $14.95/12 ounces

Paradise Roaster Logo

A slightly rough, but profoundly sweet and quite chocolaty cup. Brown sugar, dark chocolate, hints of lily, green grape and peach in aroma and cup. Round, backgrounded acidity; lightly but distinctly syrupy mouthfeel. Sweet, long, chocolate-toned finish.

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Review Date: June 2014

Price: $18.75/12 ounces

Victrola Coffee Roasters Logo

Rich, deep, sweet-savory. Caramel, fresh-cut fir, pineapple, pear, a hint of honeysuckle in aroma and cup. Crisp, pleasantly bittersweet acidity; plush mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but persists in a very rich finish.

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Review Date: June 2014

Price: $12.00/8 ounces

Sweet but crisply dry throughout the profile. Sweet plum and night-blooming flowers complemented by pine and caraway seed in aroma and cup. Backgrounded acidity; very lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but lasts in a sweet but gently drying finish.

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Review Date: June 2014

Price: $38.45/12 ounces

Barrington Coffee Roasters Logo

Quietly rich, distinctive. Brisk notes of fine black tea and fresh-cut cedar balanced by considerable sweetness: honeysuckle, ripe apricot, vanilla. Crisp, pleasantly bittersweet acidity; light, silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but lasts in a gently drying finish.

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Review Date: June 2014

Price: $16.45/12 ounces

Barrington Coffee Roasters Logo

Sweetly pungent, very deep, quietly complex. Sweet dark chocolate, clove, prune, hints of grapefruit and musky night flowers in aroma and cup. Soft but vibrant acidity; plush mouthfeel. Chocolate in particular carries into a very long, resonant finish.

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Review Date: June 2014

Price: $14.50/12 ounces

CQ Coffee Logo

Pungent, deeply flavor-saturated. Honey, blood orange, black currant, rhododendron-like flowers in aroma and cup. Richly tart acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but carries far into a pungent, sweet-toned finish.

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Review Date: June 2014

Price: $14.99/16 ounces

Crisp, soft, sweet-toned. Dark chocolate, fresh-cut fir, plum, a hint of musk in aroma and cup. Gentle, balanced acidity; plush, satiny mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a sweet-toned though simple finish.

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Review Date: June 2014

Price: $12.95/12 ounces

Paradise Roaster Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Opulent, sweet, carnal. Brown sugar, fresh-cut cedar, rich chocolate, apricot, cinnamon, a hint of narcissus-like flowers in aroma and small cup. Full, syrupy mouthfeel. Flowers, chocolate and cinnamon in particular saturate a crisp finish. Flavor softens but carries relatively intact into three parts milk.

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Review Date: June 2014

Price: $22.00/16 ounces

Intense yet delicate. Chocolate, tangerine, papaya, honeysuckle, a hint of bourbon-style whisky in aroma and cup. Sweetly brisk, buoyant acidity; silky, lively mouthfeel. Floral notes in particular carry into a gently rich finish.

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Review Date: June 2014

Price: $10.75/12 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Deep, syrupy. Buttery dark chocolate, lush night-blooming flowers, tangerine, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and small cup. Full, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor, particularly flowers, saturates a sweet finish. In three parts milk, flavor consolidates around a crisp, flower-and-fruit-nuanced chocolate.

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Review Date: June 2014

Price: $30.00/24 ounces

Regular Coffee Logo

Soft, crisp, quietly complete. Caramel, hazelnut, raspberry-like fruit, fresh-cut fir in aroma and cup. Gentle but lively acidity; lightly though distinctly syrupy mouthfeel. Raspberry in particular carries into a quietly flavor-saturated finish.

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Review Date: June 2014

Price: $11.99/12 ounces

Sweet-toned, round, resonant. Peach, almond, fresh-cut cedar, rhododendron-like flowers in aroma and cup. Roundly brisk acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but gently persists in a sweet-toned though drying finish.

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Review Date: June 2014

Price: $12.75/12 ounces

Marketplacerevelcoffee

Delicate, quiet, exotic. Grapefruit, dark chocolate, molasses, vanilla, a hint of pink peppercorn in aroma and cup. Quiet, backgrounded acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Grapefruit and molasses in particular carry into a sweet-toned, balanced finish.

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