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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: Oct 2017

Price: $23.00/12 ounces

Espresso Republic Logo

Richly sweet-savory. Brown sugar, baker’s chocolate, black currant, rye grain or flour, fine musk in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-savory structure; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidates to notes of chocolate and black currant.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: KRW $13,000/200 grams

High-toned, sweetly tart. Maple syrup, pistachio butter, dried peach, roasted cacao nib, allspice in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with brisk acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The resonant finish is centered on notes of maple syrup and peach in the short and cocoa-toned pistachio butter in the long, with a hint of allspice.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: $12.00/12 ounces

Crisp, richly sweet. Lemon blossom, caramelized banana, fir, nutmeg, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Bittersweet structure with mild acidity; lean, satiny mouthfeel. The gently drying finish leads with citrusy floral notes and caramelized banana in the short, consolidating to crisp, nutmeg-toned cocoa in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: $17.90/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Big-bodied, complexly structured: sweet-savory-tart. Notes of dark chocolate, plumeria, peach, cumin, pistachio in aroma and small cup. Plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate carries into a dry though richly expressed finish. The dark chocolate, pistachio and peach-toned fruit notes carry crisply but seductively into three-parts milk.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: $19.99/16 ounces

Willoughby's Coffee & Tea Logo

Richly layered, sweet-savory; narcissus, dark chocolate, tomato jam, sage, oak in aroma and cup. Savory-sweet structure; buoyant, velvety mouthfeel. The crisp, flavor-saturated finish centers on a throughline of floral-toned chocolate in the short, with notes of sweetly savory tomato jam and aromatic wood in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: $51.00/8 ounces

Shop for top-rated coffees at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

Delicate and confident, sweetly spice-toned. Dried coconut, frankincense, baker’s chocolate, tea rose, tamarind in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory and balanced in structure; buoyant, silky-smooth mouthfeel. The finish leads with notes of chocolate and frankincense in the short, lifting to sweet-tart tamarind and coconut in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: IDR $120,000/250 grams

Crisply sweet, high-toned. Maple syrup, sandalwood, black cherry, lantana-like flowers, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with brisk acidity; delicate, silky mouthfeel. The finish leads with fruit and floral tones in the short, consolidating to cocoa-toned aromatic wood in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: $18.00/8 ounces

Shop for top-rated coffees at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

Fruit-forward, richly chocolate-toned. Dark chocolate, Concord grape, peach brandy, Graham cracker, aromatic orchid in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart, fruit-toned in structure; satiny mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish fulfills the promise of the cup, with resonant notes of fruit and chocolate throughout.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Delicate, subtle, balanced. Roasted cacao nib, clover flowers, molasses, cedar, orange zest in aroma and small cup. Satiny-smooth body; sweetly nut-toned finish. In three parts milk, floral and cocoa tones bloom in the short, while hints of bright orange zest resurface in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: NT $1200/8 ounces

A crisply sweet, accessible fruit-toned cup.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Dragonfly_Logo_3

Deeply sweet, richly savory. Lilac, dried black currant, grapefruit zest, tamarind, myrrh in aroma and cup. Balanced in structure, complete; crisply sweet-savory. Plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The sweet, high-toned finish leads with lilac and tamarind in the short, while pink grapefruit zest and myrrh ring into the long.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: $16.49/12 ounces

No. 13 Coffee of the Top 30 Coffees of 2017

Evaluated as espresso. Raspberry jam, juniper, dark chocolate, candied tangerine zest, tea rose in aroma and small cup. Lively, syrupy body; flavor-saturated, resonant finish. In cappuccino-scaled milk, notes of raspberry, chocolate, spicy florals, and sweet-toned citrus zest harmonize with balanced complexity.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: $26.00/8 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Elegant, spice-toned, sweetly tart. Lilac, cedar, Concord grape, dark chocolate, almond in aroma and small cup. Full, syrupy mouthfeel; tart-leaning finish that centers around Concord grape and dark chocolate notes. In three parts milk, explodes with fruit tones beyond Concord grape: tropical notes of lychee, coconut underscored by dark chocolate, aromatic wood, and pretty lilac, all rounded and harmonized by the milk.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: NT $1000/16 ounces

Delicate, sweetly spice-toned. Roasted cacao nib, honeysuckle, thyme, caramel, apricot in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-savory structure; satiny, viscous mouthfeel. The richly drying finish consolidates to pleasing floral tones underscored by sweet herbs.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Complex, layered, intricate. Dark chocolate, bergamot, fine black tea, roasted almond, fennel seed in aroma and cup. Round, gentle, sweet-toned structure; plump, velvety mouthfeel. The cocoa-toned finish centers around spice-toned, tea-like notes in the short and almond and fennel seed in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: $12.99/8 ounces

Delicate, balanced, sweetly savory. Apricot, dark caramel, fresh oak, oregano, honeysuckle in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory in structure; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish is flavor-saturated in the short, consolidating around apricot and caramel, with undertones of spicy oak, in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Greater Good Logo

Balanced, richly sweet, spice-toned. Apricot, baker’s chocolate, lilac, coriander, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Deep, sweet-savory structure with bright acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. The finish is paradoxically dry yet juicy, leading with resonant notes of apricot and fresh-ground coriander in the short and cocoa-toned sweet florals in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: $14.99/12 ounces

Delicate, sweetly tart. Dried peach, roasted cacao nib, lavender, pink peppercorn, lemon zest in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet-tart in structure; delicate, silky mouthfeel. The finish consolidates around roasted cacao nib, gently drying, with hints of lemon zest.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: $16.00/12 ounces

Rich-toned, savory-sweet. Pie cherry, violet, ginger, pipe tobacco, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Deep, sweetly savory in structure; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The crisp finish consolidates to notes of pie cherry and pipe tobacco in the short with hints of ginger resurfacing in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: NT $440/8 ounces

Delicately sweet-tart, floral-toned. Strawberry, lavender, cashew, cedar, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Lush and bittersweet in structure, animated by a vibrant, satiny-smooth acidity. The finish evokes fruit and spicy florals in the short, quieting to chocolate and nut butter in the long.