Reviews for Kuma Coffee

Review Date: Aug 2012

Price: $16.00/12 ounces

Floral high notes and honey sweetness overlay deeper, earthier notes that suggest mushrooms, moist fresh-fallen leaves, or, in the cup, the vegetal chocolate of roasted cocoa nibs. Richly tart acidity hints at lemon; lean but silky mouthfeel. Flowers in particular carry into a drying finish.

Review Date: Mar 2012

Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Distinct vanilla-toned cedar, dry berry, hints of ripe orange and lush night flowers in aroma and cup. Gentle, sweetly crisp acidity; full, plush mouthfeel. Resonant, sweet-toned finish.

Review Date: Mar 2012

Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Sweetly pungent grapefruit and spicy, moist fresh-fallen leaves in aroma and cup. Hints of vanilla and peach. Richly round acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Peach notes in particular linger in a long, flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: Jan 2012

Price: $14.00/8 ounces

Crisp and complexly cocoa-toned in aroma and cup, with a tart, pungent berry complication and a hint of lilyish flowers. Bright acidity; light but very silky mouthfeel. Clean, dry, cocoa-toned finish.

Review Date: Dec 2011

Price: $16.00/12 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Rich, sweetly tart, very complex in the small cup: mandarin orange, layered suggestions of milk chocolate, apricot, brandy, fresh-cut fir, anise. Syrupy mouthfeel. The orange note turns ripe and sweet in the finish. Soft, delicate and impressively complex in two parts milk: chocolate-toned orange, apricot, a continued hint of fir.

Review Date: Nov 2011

Price: $14.00/12 ounces

Plum, cedar, almond, a hint of milk chocolate in intense aroma and roundly rich cup. Bright but balanced acidity; lively, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Sweet but slightly tight finish.

Review Date: Nov 2011

Price: $14.00/12 ounces

High-toned, giddy and bright: lavender, lime zest, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet-toned acidity; silky mouthfeel. The lime notes turn ripely sweet in the flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: Nov 2011

Price: $14.00/12 ounces

Fresh, naturally sweet, dominated by floral and honey notes anchored by a complicating hint of fresh-cut fir. The acidity is giddily and sweetly bright; the mouthfeel lively and somewhere between silky and creamy in texture. Long, resonant finish.

Review Date: Nov 2011

Price: $14.00/12 ounces

Richly bright with a deeply expressed acidity: tart berry, black currant, dusk-blooming flowers. Pungently sweet acidity: silky mouthfeel. Very long, deep, resonant finish.

Review Date: Nov 2011

Price: $14.00/12 ounces

Sweet-toned, grapy wine and plum-like fruit are anchored by a pungent hint of cedar in aroma and cup. Richly tart acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Deeply layered, flavor-saturated finish shows just a hint of bitterness and salt in the long, though sweetness and flavor ultimately prevail.