Reviews for Big Shoulders Coffee
Rich-toned, sweetly savory, vibrant. Cocoa nib, black currant, myrrh, apricot, hop flowers in aroma and cup. Sweet, savory-edged structure with brisk acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish centers around apricot and hop flowers in the short, cocoa nib and myrrh in the long.
Deeply sweet, richly nut-toned. Hazelnut butter, magnolia-like flowers, crisp pear, cedar, agave syrup in aroma and cup. Sweet in structure with gentle, round acidity; syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to deep nut and rich aromatic wood.
Sweetly tart, high-toned. Lime zest, almond, cherry, cedar, apple blossom in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with pert acidity; full, satiny mouthfeel. The finish is crisp and citrusy, redolent of lime zest.
Price: $21.00/12 ounces
Floral-toned, richly sweet. Wisteria, toffee, lime zest, frankincense, apricot in aroma and cup. Bittersweet structure with confident, citrusy acidity; delicate, silky mouthfeel. The crisp finish consolidates to notes of toffee and lime zest with undertones of frankincense.
Bright, rich-toned, deeply sweet. Tangerine zest, almond paste, lemon verbena, honeysuckle, apricot in aroma and cup. Sweetly herbaceous in structure with juicy, bright acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. The citrusy finish is carried by notes of tangerine zest and lemon verbena.
Richly fruit-toned, deeply sweet. Dried raspberry, dark chocolate, cedar, freesia, honey in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart in structure, with lively acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidate to notes of dried berries and dark chocolate, with undercurrents of fresh-cut aromatic wood.
Elegant, bright, very sweetly pungent. Starfruit, frankincense, lime zest, roasted cacao nib, narcissus in aroma and cup. Richly sweet in structure with balanced, vivacious acidity. Delicate, silky mouthfeel. The floral-toned finish starts and ends with notes of narcissus, punctuated by starfruit, cacao nib and bittersweet citrus suggesting lime zest, all enveloped in perfumy aromatic wood redolent of frankincense.
Intricately layered, deeply and sweetly pungent. Roasted cacao nib, lemon zest, lilac, candied ginger, frankincense in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with bright, juicy acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The complex finish sustains all of the flavor notes from the cup, sweet flowers in particular.
Richly pungent, sweet-savory. Coconut, violet, baker’s chocolate, musky hops, oak in aroma and cup. Vibrant, sweet acidity; delicate, velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The sweet-toned finish consolidates to floral and chocolate notes enveloped in a savory edge that suggests hops.
Evaluated as espresso. Big, balanced, deeply sweet. Narcissus, caramel, tangerine zest, vanilla, cedar in aroma and small cup. Plush, syrupy mouthfeel; resonant, caramel-toned finish. In three parts milk, fruit tones are magnified, in particular bittersweet tangerine zest, while hints of narcissus persist underneath.
Intricately composed, deeply sweet-savory. Pink grapefruit zest, chocolate fudge, dried papaya, roasted pumpkin, fresh bay leaf in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet-tart acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish leads with rich chocolate fudge notes in the short, followed by roasted pumpkin and bay leaf in the long.
Deeply rich, sweetly spicy. Butterscotch, pipe tobacco, rhododendron, juniper berry, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Lively, juicy acidity; plush, velvety mouthfeel. The engaging finish is laden with notes of sweet pipe tobacco and butterscotch.
Quietly rich, harmoniously sweet. Caramel, green grape, rhododendron, baker’s chocolate, walnut in aroma and cup. Crisp, sweet acidity; satiny mouthfeel. The richly drying finish consolidates around chocolate and walnut.
Evaluated as espresso. Balanced, deeply and richly sweet. Blood orange zest, hazelnut butter, narcissus, sandalwood, caramel in aroma and small cup. Crisp, velvety mouthfeel. Sweetly tart in the nut-toned short finish; lightly resonant in the citrusy long. Juicy, balanced in three parts milk; floral notes deepen and nut and caramel notes round to chocolate.
Price: $53.00/8 ounces
Immensely rich, intricately composed. Lavender, chocolate truffle, myrrh, sandalwood, pink grapefruit in aroma and cup. Gentle, buoyant acidity; very smooth, syrupy mouthfeel. Lavender and chocolate dominate in a delicate but sustained, flavor-saturated finish.
Deeply sweet and pungent. Narcissus-like flowers, tangerine, roasted cacao nib, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Rich, roundly vibrant acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around citrus and cacao nib in a quiet, resonant finish.
Very sweet, exhilaratingly floral, lavishly complex. Lavender honey; floral notes ranging from violet to lily; candied lemon and blood orange; roasted cacao nib; black cherry in aroma and cup. Delicate, gently crisp, very sweet acidity; syrupy, buoyant mouthfeel. Deep, long, resonantly flavor-saturated finish.
Crisp yet lush. Bakers’ chocolate, orangy citrus, musk, a hint of grappa in aroma and cup. Rich, juicy acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate and orange suggestions in particular carry into a gently drying finish.
Suavely and sweetly tart. Green grape, crisp roasted cacao nib, fresh-cut fir, sweetly spicy flowers in aroma and cup. Brisk, bright acidity; light but satiny mouthfeel. Cacao nib and a hint of flowers carry into a rich though drying finish.