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Welcome to Our New Site

Welcome to Our New Site

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Welcome to our new website.  If you have visited CoffeeReview.com in the past, the new look and feel will be obvious.  We’ve added new navigation and search functionality to make it easier to find the articles, reviews, and blogs that you are looking for.  The website will be faster and more stable.  For visitors using […]

Bottled Iced Coffees

Bottled Iced Coffees

| July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

North American cafés for some years now have been brewing coffee in advance to refrigerate and serve over ice on warm summer days. The brewed, refrigerated coffee is usually prepared by the cold-brew method: ground coffee is steeped in cool or room temperature water for around ten to twenty-four hours, and after this prolonged extraction, […]

Home Roaster Competition 2014: A Long Way from Iron Skillets

Home Roaster Competition 2014: A Long Way from Iron Skillets

| June 12, 2014

Recently Henry Chang, a passionate home coffee roaster (when he’s not pursuing his successful career as an obstetrician/gynecologist), sponsored a contest for his home roaster Internet correspondents. He asked Coffee Review to act as judge. As busy as we were, we agreed, since both my co-cupper Jason Sarley and I are strong supporters of the […]

Subtle Exoticism: Sulawesi and Papua New Guinea

Subtle Exoticism: Sulawesi and Papua New Guinea

| June 6, 2014

This month’s reviews include coffees from two Indo-Pacific growing regions, the Indonesian island of Sulawesi (formerly Celebes) and Papua New Guinea. We had planned to include coffees from several other Indo-Pacific islands – Java, Bali, East Timor – but we were not able to source enough samples to justify including them. Never mind; we turned […]

U.K. Coffee Reviews

U.K. Coffee Reviews

| May 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

In 2013, we reviewed coffees from 12 countries, namely the United States, Canada, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, China, Netherlands, Guatemala, Italy, Slovak Republic, Switzerland, and Sweden. The United Kingdom was noticeably absent from the list.  London (and the U.K. in general) has a thriving specialty coffee scene that rivals that of other well known U.S. […]

Rwanda and Central Africa: Sweet and a Hint of Savory

Rwanda and Central Africa: Sweet and a Hint of Savory

| May 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Perhaps a more accurate geographical descriptor for the coffee origins we focus on this month may be African Great Lakes coffees rather than Central Africa coffees. The growing regions that produced almost all of the thirty coffees we cupped this month are clustered around or near the gigantic lakes that dominate the geography of the […]

Colombia on the Rebound

Colombia on the Rebound

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

When we last tested Colombias two years ago we turned up several fine coffees, but generally were disappointed by the many samples that arrived bearing fancy names but displaying little distinction in the cup. Back then the trend toward select, precisely identified lots of green coffee (aka “direct trade,”“microlots”) seemed to have been honored more […]

Melbourne Has the World’s Best Coffee?

Melbourne Has the World’s Best Coffee?

| March 26, 2014 | 1 Comments

According to an article in the Melbourne Herald Sun, Booking.com surveyed more than 1,000 of its users from around the world and determined that Melbourne, Australia has the world’s best coffee.  Really? This conclusion merits a little closer look.  First, at Coffee Review, we always point out that there is no such thing as a […]

Subtle but Not Tame: Brazils 2014

Subtle but Not Tame: Brazils 2014

| March 5, 2014

The various cup profiles associated with the world’s coffee regions are the result of a complex interplay between nature and nurture, between the givens of nature – growing altitude, soil and rainfall patterns – and local traditions that for decades determined the varieties of coffee tree typically grown in a region and how the fruit […]

New Advertiser Specials Extended

New Advertiser Specials Extended

| February 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Coffee Review is blessed to work with numerous long-time advertisers who support our goal of providing readers with interesting and informative tasting articles and reviews every month. We’re also pleased to welcome some new advertisers who have taken advantage of starter programs that we began offering in 2014.  These popular programs, which offer new advertisers […]