Coffee Review introduced the first-ever 100-point, wine-style coffee reviews to the specialty coffee industry in 1997. Our mission is to help consumers identify and purchase superior quality coffees and, in the process, help drive demand and increase prices to reward farmers and roasters who invest time, energy, and capital in producing high quality coffee beans. To that end, Coffee Review publishes a monthly tasting report with related reviews based on cuppings conducted by Editor Kenneth Davids and our editorial team.
The following advertisers support our mission as an independent publication that conducts blind cuppings and publishes objective tasting reports and coffee and espresso reviews.
Big Island Coffee Roasters
Located in the Puna district on the Big Island of Hawaii, Big Island Coffee Roasters is an award-winning farm and roaster of beautiful, micro-lot coffees. With an emphasis on experimentation, innovation and education, roastmaster Kelleigh Stewart and farmer Brandon von Damitz skillfully craft and source specialty coffees which highlight the diversified terroir of Hawaii. Retail and wholesale customers can expect a varied menu of seasonal Hawaiian classics and authentic originals.
Lexington Coffee Roasters
Founded in 1990, Lexington Coffee is an award-winning artisan roasting company based in Virginia. Lexington’s focus on fresh, flavorful and sustainable coffee is reflected in its motto, “Fresh, Flavorful & Fair.” Lexington Coffee has earned a spot on Coffee Review's annual Top 30 Coffees list in four separate years.
Espresso Republic, founded in Chino, California in 2010, specializes in sourcing quality coffees and roasting them in small batches for both retail and wholesale customers in greater Los Angeles and throughout the United States.
Willoughbys Coffee & Tea
Willoughby's Coffee & Tea was founded in 1985 by Bob Williams and Barry Levine. For more than thirty years, the company's core mission has been to produce the finest and freshest coffee beans possible and deliver products and service that are unparalleled in the marketplace. They continue to deliver on their mission by embracing the guiding principles of Quality, Freshness, Value, and Commitment.
Amavida Coffee Roasters
Established in 2004, Amavida Coffee Roasters is an organic, fair trade specialty coffee company that strives to deliver the best tasting, flavorful and freshly roasted coffee beans to retailers and wholesale suppliers in Florida and beyond. The company name combines the Spanish words for love and life, reflecting Amavida’s multifaceted commitment to fairness and fine coffee.
Durango Coffee Company
Durango Coffee Company began in 1984 by Carl Rand. Carl was a chef who graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1974. After 15 years as a chef, coffee became a full time passion. Durango Coffee Company is a Direct Trade partner with farmers in Costa Rica, Colombia, Guatemala and Brazil. DCC is expanding it’s Direct Trade origins to bring in small unique lots of coffee. With 32 years of roasting experience DCC masterfully roasts each batch to highlight the unique qualities of each origin. Durango Coffee Company provides flat rate shipping at $4.95 for any quantity.
94 Fresh Coffee
94 Fresh Coffee is a specialty coffee roaster based in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, that specializes in espresso, including training and machine sales.
Trade Coffee Co.
Trade Coffee's mission is to help you make better coffee at home. Whether you’re a seasoned spiral-pouring Chem-expert or have a trusty automatic drip, they can inspire any cup with their obsessively curated collection of seasonal, freshly roasted-to-order coffees. Trade works with dozens of leading roasters that are committed to the highest standards of ethical sourcing, quality, and tireless experimentation in the name of beverage perfection, no matter how you take your cup.
Red Rooster Coffee Roaster
Established in 2010 in downtown Floyd, VA (pop 432), Red Rooster was created with the simple notion of roasting excellent coffee for the owner’s existing coffee house. Soon, word of Red Rooster's quality spread around Virginia and up and down the East Coast. Red Rooster has earned more than forty 90+ ratings on Coffee Review, including Top 30 recognition four consecutive years from 2015 to 2018.
Mystic Monk Coffee
Mystic Monk Coffee is roasted by Carmelite Monks in their monastery in the silence and solitude of the Rocky Mountains of northern Wyoming. The monks have studied the art of small batch coffee roasting to perfection, and offer a large selection of signature Arabica blends assembled from coffees from all over the world, with the proceeds going to construct a gothic-style monastery. Mystic Monk Coffee's gourmet coffee and unique story is fast attracting a loyal following of coffee lovers.
Phone: 415-567-4646 ex 2
In business for ten years, GoCoffeeGo offers coffees from two dozen award-winning roasters on one site with one easy checkout. They feature highly rated coffees including those from Roast Magazine's Roaster of the Year award winners such as PT's, Klatch, Equator, Bird Rock and Olympia Coffee. Joining this elite group are the leading names in the 3rd & 4th wave coffee roasting movement: JBC Roasters, Temple,1000faces, Doma, Ritual, Barefoot, Novo, Kuma, Dogwood, Beanfruit, Atomic, and more. All coffee is roasted-to-order and shipped direct from the roaster to the customer.
AFPAK | Coffee Capsule and Packaging Equipment
AFPAK, based in Shanghai, China, produces fully automatic equipment for filling, sorting, sealing, nitrogen flushing, and packing a wide range of single-serve coffee capsules for clients around the world.
Hula Daddy Kona Coffee
Buy farm direct 100% Kona Coffee. All Hula Daddy coffee is grown, processed and roasted on their plantation in Kona, Hawaii. Hula Daddy Kona Coffee is only sold farm direct, either at their farm or their website. If customers are not satisfied we have a no-questions-asked refund policy. Hula Daddy's 96-point Kona Mocca was ranked as the No. 1 coffee on Coffee Review's list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2018.
Barrington Coffee Roasting Co.
Barrington Coffee is passionate about discovering the world's finest and most exciting coffees each season, roasting them to perfection and delivering fresh to customers. They believe that a truly great coffee should be roasted to highlight its inherent quality without imparting overwhelming roast. Providing exquisite coffee and exceptional service since 1993.
Paradise Coffee Roasters is a Minnesota-based online retailer and wholesaler of elite single-origin coffees and top-rated espressos. In fact, Paradise's coffees have earned scores of 94+ points from Coffee Review on more than 30 times and have appeared in the Coffee Review Top 30 on four occasions. Paradise Coffee Roasters prides itself on roasting and shipping coffee only after orders are placed.
Klatch Coffee is an award-winning small-batch roasting company in the Los Angeles area with a recently established but quite distinguished record as a coffee leader and innovator. Roastermaster Mike Perry blends a background in chemical engineering with a love for great coffee to balance science and art in creating consistently outstanding, highly rated coffees and espressos. Resident barista and trainer, Heather Perry, won the 2003 United States Barista Championship brewing a Coffee Klatch espresso blend.
The WestBean Coffee Roasters
Phone: (619) 709-3232
A cup of coffee is beautiful in its simplicity. However, the process from seed to cup is far from simple. By respecting how the green coffee makes it into their hands, the WestBean team makes it their responsibility to explore each varietal by diving deeper into the intricacies of the roasting process. Only when the coffee is skillfully roasted does it have a chance to be prepared at the highest level. With twenty 90+ reviews, including the #20 Top Coffee of 2014, and with a Zagat ranking as One of the 21 Hottest Coffee Shops in the Nation, The WestBean Coffee Roasters lets their craft speak for itself.
JBC Coffee Roasters
JBC Coffee Roasters was founded in 1994 as Johnson Brothers Coffee Roasters and is a family-owned specialty coffee roastery located in Madison, Wisconsin. JBC Coffee Roaster’s vision is simple: let the coffee lead the way. Licensed Q grader and experienced international coffee judge/cupper Michael Johnson and his team share their knowledge of and passion for quality coffee with all of their customers. They trek up precarious mountain roads in pick-up trucks while in search of unique farms and growers and meticulously slurp and sniff coffee in their cupping lab in the effort to source and roast the best and most unique coffees available and reward the farmers who grow them with prices typically above and beyond fair-trade mandated rates.
Dragonfly Coffee Roasters
Boulder, Colorado-based Dragonfly Coffee Roasters was named 2019 Micro-Roaster of the Year by Roast magazine. Dragonfly Coffee strives to source and roast the finest coffees on earth from small farms and farming cooperatives worldwide. It is easy to find good coffee, but rare to find an exceptional one. Dragonfly brings this journey home to the consumer from seed to cup. With a graceful blend of culinary artistry and chemical engineering the Dragonfly team brings new meaning to the art of coffee and the science of espresso. The Dragonfly team has more than twenty-five years of experience sourcing, roasting and enjoying the finest coffees in the world, and is excited to share its passion with you.
Jackrabbit Java strives to source the finest coffees from around the world. All coffees are roasted to order in Thermopolis, Wyoming’s fresh mountain air. Shipping is free on orders of $45 or more.
Flight Coffee Co.
Flight Coffee Co. (formerly CQ Coffee Roasters) is a coffee-loving, quality-focused roasting company out of Bedford, NH. Flight Coffee concentrates its efforts on just a few matters of consequence: 1. Believe in its dedicated farmers and producers. 2. Obsess about creating the perfect roast profile for each of its storied coffees. 3. Maintain vigilance in the art of cupping. 4. Remain dedicated to freshness and consider freshness paramount to its prime directive. Flight Coffee Co. is a coffee-driven company from farm to cup!
Cafetaster is a specialty roaster and certified SCA training facility based in I-Lan City, Taiwan. Dating back to 2012, CafeTaster and roastmaster Jerry Huang have earned no less than nine 90+ point reviews from Coffee Review.
Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Magnolia Coffee is a specialty coffee company offering delicious craft roasted coffees roasted in small batches to order. Their motto is “Craft Roasted. Truly Delicious. Socially Conscious.” Magnolia focuses on direct-trade coffees that make a difference in the lives of the coffee harvesters and their communities.
PT's Coffee Roasting Co.
For the past 20 years, PT's Coffee has centered on artisan roasting and freshness, underscored by its mission to directly source over 80% of its coffee offerings directly from the top farmers in the world. A proud supporter of Coffee Review since 2000, over half of PT's coffee submissions have earned scores of 92+ points, with more than a dozen earning scores of 95+ points.
Coava Coffee Roasters
Coava is a Portland-based coffee roaster, now with a San Diego location as well, that aims to provide quality coffee and education regarding the preparation of exceptional coffee.
Temple Coffee and Tea
Phone: (916) 454-1282
Temple Coffee is quality-focused retail and wholesale specialty roaster active in Sacramento, California since 2005. Committed to sourcing, roasting and brewing the finest coffees, Temple features coffee from distinguished single estates and cooperatives around the world. Temple also is active within the barista competition community, offering coffee and espresso classes for baristas and retail and wholesale customers alike at its roasterie and training facility.
Bird Rock Coffee Roasters
Phone: (858) 551-1707
Recognized by Roast Magazine as Micro-Roaster of the Year in 2012, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters (BRCR) is proud to have helped put premiere coffee on the map in San Diego. A regular contributor to the international coffee industry, a frequent recipient of 93+ scores from Coffee Review and led by licensed Q-Graders, Bird Rock Coffee Roaster is sought after throughout the world for its coffee expertise. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters goes beyond the premises of the Fair Trade movement to engage in direct trade with farmers, and is proud to source the best green coffee prepared with the utmost respect for those who grew it.
Peach Coffee Roasters
Peach Coffee Roasters, founded in 2018 by Q-graders David Pittman and Landon Bonner, operates a coffee roastery and cafe in Johns Creek, Georgia, outside of Atlanta. Peach Coffee strives to produce world-class coffees while having a positive impact on the customers and communities that it serves.
Greater Goods Coffee Roasters
Founded in 2015, the Greater Goods mission is to enrich the lives of coffee-drinkers through passion, creativity, innovation and commitment to the consistency of the specialty coffee the company roasts and to the local causes supported with its proceeds.
Located in the small city of Chia-Yi, Taiwan, Kakalove Café is a nano-roaster that strives to procure and roast the finest quality coffees for customers in Taiwan and around the world. The company has earned more than a dozen 91+ reviews from Coffee Review. Kakalove Café是個小咖啡店, 在台灣小城-嘉義提供優質的咖啡豆
Thanksgiving Coffee Company
Thanksgiving Coffee was founded in 1972 by Paul and Joan Katzeff, and in the over forty years since, has continually innovated and brought a passionate and consistent voice on behalf of coffee as a source of pleasure and a force for justice in the world. Over its history, Thanksgiving has changed with the world, but its leadership and commitment to coffee quality and to social, economic and environmental responsibility has not wavered. Click on our logo to skim through Thanksgiving’s colorful history as both a local and global presence, and to view our current range of fine and classic coffees.