Reviews for Allegro Coffee

Review Date: Mar 2018

Price: $13.99/12 ounces

Juicy, crisp yet lush, original. Jasmine, baker’s chocolate, sandalwood, tangerine zest, dried mango in aroma and cup. Layered and lyric in structure: softly bright, crisply pungent. Light yet lively in mouthfeel. The finish consolidates around the sandalwood and cocoa, but the sweet flowers last, too.

Review Date: Apr 2016

Price: $13.99/12 ounces

Delicate, sweetly pungent, lightly floral. Black currant, dried mulberry, lavender, roasted cacao nib, cedar in aroma and cup. Vibrant, balanced acidity; lightly velvety mouthfeel. Black currant, cacao nib, a hint of lavender in the crisply sweet, berry-toned finish.

Review Date: Dec 2014

Price: $12.99/12 ounces

Rich, crisply balanced, deep. Blood orange, fresh-cut oak, narcissus, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Rich, round, low-toned acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The flowers and a particularly chocolaty cacao nib carry persuasively into a crisp finish.

Review Date: Dec 2014

Price: $12.99/12 ounces

Deep, sweet, resonant. Violet-like flowers, Brazil nut, plum, manzanita, a hint of dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Round, backgrounded acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Plum, flowers and nut all carry into a rich though drying finish.

Review Date: Dec 2014

Price: $12.99/12 ounces

Deep, low-toned, earthy. Fresh-turned earth, cashew, orange zest, prune-like fruit in aroma and cup. Faint floral top note. Muted, backgrounded acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is rather heavy, but as the cup cools a muted chocolaty sweetness emerges.

Review Date: Oct 2014

Price: NA

Sweet, delicate but rich; deeply complex. Gently pungent flowers – lavender, lilac, saffron – supported by blackberry, grape, mangosteen, roasted cacao nib and raw almond in aroma and cup. Crisp, delicate, floral-toned acidity. Lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Lilac and mangosteen in particular carry into a rich finish.

Review Date: Oct 2014

Price: NA

Savory, bittersweet, quietly rich. Plum, roasted cacao nib, roasted potato, hints of flowers, aromatic wood and tangerine in aroma and cup. Crisp, bittersweet acidity. Lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Rich though drying finish.

Review Date: Jun 2014

Price: $11.99/12 ounces

Sweet-toned, round, resonant. Peach, almond, fresh-cut cedar, rhododendron-like flowers in aroma and cup. Roundly brisk acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but gently persists in a sweet-toned though drying finish.

Review Date: Jun 2014

Price: $11.99/12 ounces

Delicate, pungent, subtly original. Dark honey, ripe grapefruit, orchid-like flowers, a hint of cinnamon in aroma and cup. Brisk, juicy acidity; light but silky mouthfeel. The grapefruit notes carries into a crisp, continued juicy finish.

Review Date: Jun 2014

Price: $13.99/12 ounces

Tartly sweet, berry-toned, complex. Blackberry, black currant, dark chocolate and complex flowers, from bitterish lavender to sweet honeysuckle. Delicately lush, buoyant acidity; silky, lively mouthfeel. Berries and chocolate saturate a deep finish.

Review Date: Jun 2014

Price: $9.99/12 ounces

Pungently sweet, nut-toned. Carob, roasted chestnut, taffy, hints of mango and musk. Crisp, resonant acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Some flavor carries into a richly balanced finish.

Review Date: Jun 2014

Price: $11.99

Deep, pungent, complex. Spicy scorched cedar, dark chocolate, brown sugar, faint but distinct hints of grapefruity citrus and sweet herb. Roast-muted acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. A sweet roasty chocolate dominates in the finish.

Review Date: Jun 2014

Price: $11.99/12 ounces

Deep, quiet, gently chocolaty. Hazelnut, dark chocolate, fresh-cut oak, a hint of orangy citrus in aroma and cup. Simple, functional acidity; very lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate in particular carries into a dry but sweet-toned finish.

Review Date: Jun 2014

Price: $9.99/12 ounces

Sweet, delicately crisp. Walnut, fresh-cut fir, carob, raisin, a spicy floral hint in aroma and in the cup, where the carob sweetens and rounds toward chocolate. Quiet, backgrounded acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Drying though sweet-toned finish.

Review Date: Sep 2008

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A balanced aroma combining mild tanginess with a mild, toasty sweetness. The acidity is balanced as well, softly sweet yet brisk. Medium to full bodied, with flavors of bright summer fruit and sweet chocolate. The sweet chocolate carries into a delicate finish.

Review Date: Sep 2007

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Intense, high-toned aroma: flowers, butterscotch, orange. In the cup wine-like acidity, deep body and a continued buttery, honeyed, giddily floral character complicated by tart cherry, orange and pipe tobacco notes. Long, rich, flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: May 2007

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Very sweet, deep, but delicate orangy fruit in the aroma. In the cup big body and syrupy mouthfeel, very sweet, with pungent grapefruit and moist earth notes. Rich, sweet short finish, slightly astringent and heavy in the long.

Review Date: Jun 2005

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A very heavy-bodied coffee, roasty but not burned, low-toned to the point of bluntness, with pungent cedar notes that approach semi-sweet chocolate and a hint of Mediterranean herb.

Review Date: Apr 2005

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Quietly but giddily complex. Fruit notes read as a sort of spicy papaya and semi-sweet chocolate in the aroma. The cup reveals dramatic floral notes with the fruit reading as orange, though still with a semi-sweet chocolate tendency that carries from the rich short finish to clean, lingering long.

Review Date: Mar 2005

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Subdued cedar and prune in the aroma. In the small cup medium body and lean mouthfeel. In flavor slightly smoky, slightly sharp, cedar-toned and rather shallow, with a suggestion of fruit and semi (very semi)-sweet chocolate. Shortish and rather astringent finish. Sweetens and rounds in milk, with some fruity chocolate softening the cedar and smoke.