Reviews for Bard Coffee
Sweetly pungent, dry but juicy. Honey, roasted cacao nib, ripe orange, a hint of flowers in aroma and cup. Brisk yet juicy acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but persists in a richly drying finish.
Crisply complex. Butter, cherry, pungent cedar, dark chocolate, a hint of sweet dusk-blooming flowers in aroma and cup. Round, floral-toned acidity; light but very silky mouthfeel. Deep, flavor-saturated, though distinctly dry finish.
Evaluated as espresso. Sweet chocolate, pronounced fruit (green grape, ripe apple, peach), almond, and vanilla-like florals, lightly expressed in aroma and richly expressed in the small cup. Full body and silky mouthfeel. Flavor simplifies in the finish, settling toward a crisp chocolate. In three parts milk the small cup’s strengths transform nicely, showing a delicate but distinct buttery chocolate and fine vanilla.
Sweet-toned, pungent. Honey, night-blooming flowers, fresh-cut cedar, cherryish chocolate in aroma and cup. Rich, dry acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate and flowers carry into a complex but drying finish.
Immense, resonant, shifting aroma and flavor. Rose- and lavender-like flowers, cantaloupe, peppercorn, dark chocolate, rye whisky just as starters. Functional, integrated acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Long, rich, flavor saturated finish with a dry, savory edge.
Delicate, soft, gently lively. Vanilla; lilac-like flowers; ripe, orangy citrus; sweet chocolate in aroma and cup. Soft, vibrant acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor persists in a long, resonant finish.
Evaluated as espresso. Intense, complex aroma: cedar, dark chocolate, roasted nut, night-blooming flowers. The aromatics sharpen in the small cup; the flowers turn toward anise and the cedar note dominates. Lightly syrupy mouthfeel; rich, buttery finish. Paradoxically turns rather bitter and dry in two parts milk, but softens and sweetens in longer milk, which develops the dark chocolate note while maintaining some deepening memory of cedar and anise.
Richly tart and ripely citrusy. The lemon and orange notes are softened by a backgrounded milk chocolate and hints of sweet almond and night flowers. Richly round acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor simplifies in a dry but refreshing finish.
Nectar-like sweetness with distinct floral and apricot notes; hints of cocoa and pungent fir. Delicate, lucid acidity; light but very silky mouthfeel. Simplifies just a bit in a sweet but drying finish.
Striking, pungently tart, savory-sweet cup. Fir, roasted almond, zesty orange, cocoa, bitterish flowers in aroma and cup. Bright, fruit-toned acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. The zesty orange carries into a long, cocoa-toned finish.
Soaringly sweet, complexly layered aroma and flavor: melon, apple, cedar, flowers, brandy. The splendid aromatics carry intact into the cup where they are either complicated or shadowed by a slight salty savory note and drying astringency. Not a balanced cup, but certainly a complex, memorable one.
Intense, high-toned aroma: rose-like flowers, nut-toned cocoa, orangy citrus. All carry into the cup, where the citrus turns lemony and zesty. Crisp, balanced acidity; silky mouthfeel. A rather juicy version of the citrus dominates in a long, resonant finish.
Dark chocolate dominates aroma and cup, with complications of flowers, apricot-like fruit, walnut, fresh-cut cedar. Gentle, roast-muted acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Rich, walnutty, rather dry finish.
Price: $15.90/12 ounces
Evaluated as espresso. Very sweet-toned, gently bright aroma: sweet cocoa, pineapply fruit. In the small cup lean but silky mouthfeel, with the fruit and cocoa notes deepened and enriched by hints of wine, cedar and leather. In two parts milk a sweet chocolate dominates complicated by gently tart fruit.
Tart berry notes, pungent fir, and an enveloping cocoa sweetness in both aroma and cup. Zesty, delicate acidity; silky mouthfeel. The sweet cocoa carries into a roundly balanced finish with a slight savory edge.
Evaluated as espresso. Rich, deep, balanced in the small cup. Cedar, orange, apricot, dark chocolate, a hint of flowers. Full, syrupy mouthfeel. Excellent presence in two parts milk, though surprisingly dry, displaying a citrusy dark chocolate that it’s tempting to call butterscotch.
Deep-toned, complex. Rich apricot-like fruit dominates, with complications of cedar, cocoaish nut and night flowers. Quietly rounded acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor notes carry into a long, balanced finish.
Price: $14.90/12 ounces
Beautifully structured coffee: rich, tart, wine-toned acidity and syrupy mouthfeel. Ripe lemon, table grape and vanilla-toned nut are expressed with great depth and resonance in aroma and cup. Balanced finish.