Elegant, richly sweet, deeply savory. Butterscotch, roasted cacao nib, dried jasmine, caraway seed, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The richly drying cocoa-toned finish is saturated with notes of butterscotch and dried jasmine.
We found 11 reviews that match your search for seattle coffee works. Coffees are listed in reverse chronological order by review date. Older reviews may no longer accurately reflect current versions of the same coffee.
Evaluated as espresso. Big, complex, tartly pungent. Co-taster Ethan Hill (93) remarked on deeply expressed flowers, a very slightly fermenty berry note, and a musky, slightly savory hint. Both Ethan and Ken (92) found the cup “richly and sweetly tart,” though Ken apparently found the tart character a bit less appealing than did Ethan. Mouthfeel was “plush” (Ethan), the aftertaste deep and tartly complex for both tasters, though again, Ken would probably have appreciated the cup finishing on a slightly rounder note. In three parts milk both found the tart intensity untamed and “bordering on bracing” (Ethan).
A big, enveloping aroma introduces crisp, pungent aromatics. Black currant, moist freshly fallen leaves, dark chocolate, blood orange, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Buoyantly juicy acidity; plush mouthfeel. Sweet, quietly flavor-saturated finish.
Price: $17.45/12 ounces
Sweet-toned, deep; lovely balance. Dark chocolate, brown sugar, hazelnut, white peach, lily-like flowers in aroma and cup. Plump, soft acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a rich, sweet, cleanly straightforward finish.
Price: $15.95/12 ounces
Deep, complex. Honey, dark chocolate, orange, night-blooming flowers in aroma and cup. Juicy, lively acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Orange and chocolate notes in particular carry into a crisp finish.
Price: $15.45/12 ounces
Evaluated as espresso. Both Ken (93) and his co-taster (91) admired the wine-like intensity of this dried-in-the-fruit profile, though Ken read more complexity, in particular floral top notes, in flavor and finish. Both tasters cited a creamy mouthfeel and consistent finish. Especially impressive in three parts milk, where the shot bloomed with a complex expression of fruit-toned chocolate.
Intense with distinct whisky-like notes. Dry, nut-toned chocolate, raspberry, rye whisky, fresh-cut fir in aroma and cup. Rich, delicately bittersweet acidity; silky, lively mouthfeel. The dry chocolate note in particular dominates in a crisp finish.
Evaluated as espresso. Richly and rather tartly bright in aroma and small cup: fresh-cut fir and tangerine-like citrus are rounded by a honey- and chocolate-toned sweetness. Impressively full, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is tartly bright but smooth. Retains character in two- to four-parts milk with a dry chocolate dominating.
Evaluated as espresso. Lively, complex, comprehensive. Sweetly tart, juicy fruit notes (orange, guava), distinct dark chocolate, flowers, pungent fir in aroma and small cup. Lightly syrupy mouthfeel; chocolate and tart fruit tones in the finish. In two parts milk the chocolate note predictably dominates, complicated by a citrusy undercurrent.
Price: $14.95/12 ounces
Richly structured coffee with an intense balance of sweet, bitter and tart tastes supporting complex aromatics: lavender-like flowers, pecan, fresh-cut fir, and most strikingly, an unusual fruit note simultaneously suggesting mango and melon. Rich, deep acidity; lively, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The complex fruit note in particular carries into a drying but sweet finish.