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New June Tasting Report

New June Tasting Report

| May 26, 2015

We know the new Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle is a thoroughly conceived and unprecedentedly spectacular coffee space and facility. But what about the coffees it produces? For our June article we have changed direction rather radically, and in place of our originally planned survey of “Big Box” store coffees, we will publish the results […]

Subscriptions Added May 23

Subscriptions Added May 23

| May 23, 2015

Coffee Review launched the first-ever 100-point wine-style coffee reviews in 1997. Since then we have relied solely on advertising revenue to sustain our mission of helping consumers discover the world’s best coffees and espressos. However, as our readership has grown to more than a million coffee lovers around the world, we now need to enlist […]

Open Source Espresso Blends

Open Source Espresso Blends

| May 5, 2015

With this espresso tasting we focus on what appears to be a new trend in espresso blending – the open disclosure to customer and competitor of the identity of the specific green coffees that compose a blend, as opposed to the deliberate secrecy around blending that has prevailed in the coffee industry for decades. The […]

New Advertiser Specials Extended

New Advertiser Specials Extended

| April 15, 2015

Coffee Review is fortunate to work with numerous long-time advertisers who support our goal of providing readers with interesting and informative tasting reports and reviews every month. We’re pleased to welcome some new advertisers who have taken advantage of starter programs that we began offering in 2015.  These popular programs, which offer new advertisers discounts […]

2015 World Barista Champ Crowned

2015 World Barista Champ Crowned

| April 14, 2015

The 2015 World Barista Champion is Sasa Sestic from Ona Coffee in Canberra, Australia. A total of 49 National Barista Champions competed in the 16th World Barista Championship, which took place over four days in Seattle this past weekend, as part of the Specialty Coffee Association of America annual coffee conference.  The World Barista Championship […]

Elegant Earth: Wet-Hulled Sumatras and One Sulawesi

Elegant Earth: Wet-Hulled Sumatras and One Sulawesi

| April 4, 2015

Wet-hulling is not an obscure Olympics sailing event nor (at least to my knowledge) a special trick in waterskiing or wakeboarding. It is a fruit removal and drying variation that contributes much of the distinct character of traditional Indonesia coffees, particularly those from Sumatra and Sulawesi. It is also practiced on other Indonesian islands, almost […]

What’s In a Name?

What’s In a Name?

| April 3, 2015

It would come as no surprise to industry professionals or even your average coffee lover that specialty coffees have become, well, more specialized over the years.  Nowadays, coffees are segmented and differentiated by every conceivable measure: by country of origin, farm, varietal, crop year, processing method, micro-lot, altitude, roast, blend… you name it. That’s a […]

April Fools’ Coffee: 100-point O’Ima Lion Farms

April Fools’ Coffee: 100-point O’Ima Lion Farms

| April 2, 2015

Yesterday, in the spirit of April Fools’ Day, we posted a 100-point review for O’Ima Lion Farms April No. 1 Natural by San Veritas Roasters.  In case you missed it, the spoof appears below: Coffee Review has never awarded 100 points to a coffee.  Since 1997, twelve coffees have earned a score of 97 points.  […]

Ranking U.S. States by Readership

Ranking U.S. States by Readership

| March 24, 2015

Yesterday, we shared some Coffee Review readership data by country in a piece called “Where is Coffee Hot in 2015: By Country.” Perhaps not surprisingly, the United States is the country with the greatest Coffee Review readership and readership per capita. Today, we take a closer look at how readership and growth varies by U.S. […]

Where is Coffee Hot in 2015: By Country

Where is Coffee Hot in 2015: By Country

| March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

In 2013, we shared some Coffee Review readership data in a piece titled “Who Cares about Coffee Anyway.” It proved popular so we updated and expanded the information in a series of blog posts in early 2014 that looked at readership by city, state, and country. We’ve updated the data with a quick look at […]