Reviews for Magnolia Coffee
Evaluated as espresso. Sweet-toned, chocolaty and floral. Dark chocolate, pomegranate, freesia-like flowers, cedar, caramel in aroma and cup. Satiny-smooth mouthfeel; chocolaty, caramel-toned finish. In three parts milk, dessert-like in its chocolaty sweetness and floral undertones.
Richly sweet, deep-toned. Honeysuckle, date, hazelnut, agave syrup, cedar in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet structure with soft acidity; crisply satiny mouthfeel. The floral-toned finish leads with notes of honeysuckle and hazelnut rounding to sweet date and cedar in the long.
Deep-toned, chocolaty. Dark chocolate, graham cracker, marshmallow, dried cranberry, lily in aroma and cup. Sweet in structure with gentle, round acidity; very syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. Chocolaty finish with floral undertones.
Rich, deep-toned. Cocoa powder, roasted cashew, persimmon, bay leaf, fresh-cut fir in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory with gentle, round acidity; full, satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The cocoa-driven finish is complicated by persimmon and fir.
Price: $18.00/4-12-ounce bottles; 32 ounces/$12; 64-ounces/$20.00
A ready-to-drink black coffee, tested cold. Richly chocolaty, boldly nut-toned, deeply sweet. Chocolate fudge, rhododendron, black cherry, fresh-cut fir, molasses. Sweet-toned structure with mild acidity; crisp, satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The chocolaty finish is supported by rhododendron and fresh-cut fir. With a splash of whole milk, fudge-like chocolate notes and undertones of black cherry win the day.
Rich-toned, chocolaty. Dark chocolate, black cherry, gardenia, cedar, toffee in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with brisk acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Quiet, satisfying finish with notes of dark chocolate and gardenia.
Price: $16.00/12 ounces; $50.00/5 pounds
Fruit-forward, richly chocolaty. Raspberry liqueur, chocolate fudge, rhododendron, molasses, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet structure with gentle, round acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Finish consolidates to notes of dark chocolate and cedar with hints of raspberry in the long.
Richly sweet-toned, floral. Magnolia, brown sugar, cedar, plum, hazelnut in aroma and cup. Sweet structure with round, gentle acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidates to notes of brown sugar and magnolia.
Crisp, richly sweet. Magnolia, dried persimmon, hazelnut, molasses, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet in structure with round, gentle acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The finish is resonant with magnolia, dried persimmon and hazelnut notes.
Price: $18.00/12 ounces
Evaluated as espresso. Bright, richly sweet, fruit- and cocoa-toned. Pomegranate, dark chocolate, narcissus, hazelnut, vanilla in aroma and small cup. Plush, creamy mouthfeel; sweetly tart finish with notes of pomegranate and hazelnut. Resonant and flavor-saturated in three parts milk; chocolate and tart fruit lead, with narcissus-like flowers ringing into the long finish.
Evaluated as espresso. Richly and deeply pungent. Dark chocolate, cedar, orange zest, floral-toned vanilla, fresh pipe tobacco in aroma and small cup. Syrupy but lively mouthfeel; dark chocolate, cedar, orange carry into a resonant finish. The dark chocolate turns crisp and malty in three parts milk.
Price: $14.99/12 ounces
Delicate, sweetly tart. Dried peach, roasted cacao nib, lavender, pink peppercorn, lemon zest in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet-tart in structure; delicate, silky mouthfeel. The finish consolidates around roasted cacao nib, gently drying, with hints of lemon zest.
Sweetly roast-toned: aromatic wood and flowers. Hazelnut, scorched cedar, orange zest, magnolia, cocoa in aroma and cup. Quietly bittersweet and zesty structure; smoothly satiny mouthfeel. Cocoa and scorched wood animate a rather dry finish.
Sweetly pungent, rich-toned. Apricot, pipe tobacco, narcissus, dark chocolate, pink peppercorn in aroma and cup. Gentle, round acidity; plush, satiny mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish opens with spicy chocolate tones in the short, followed by intimations of deep pipe tobacco and sweet narcissus in the long.
Evaluated as espresso. All three reviewers praised this espresso for its clean, citrusy/orangy sweetness: “orange hard candy” for co-taster Jen Apodaca (94); orange and brown sugar for John DiRuocco (93); tart but juicy blood orange for Ken (93). All found notes that rounded and complicated the citrus: the brown sugar for John, caramel for Ken, Concord grape for Jen. Jen was most enthusiastic and explicit about what this coffee brought to three parts milk: “tasted like cherry pie.”
Rich, sweetly spicy. Black cherry, spice box, tamarind, oak, lantana-like flowers in aroma and cup. Juicy, lively acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. The sweet, resonant finish centers around deep black cherry in the short complicated by spicy oak and sweet-tart tamarind in the long.
Price: $13.99/12 ounces
Subtly sweet, rich-toned. Hazelnut butter, blood orange, cherry blossom, fresh-cut fir, carob in aroma and cup. Rounded, sweetly tart acidity; satiny mouthfeel. The resonant, gently drying finish is saturated with blood orange and hazelnut supported by aromatic wood notes.
Sweetly rich, fruit-toned. Ripe blueberry, blood orange zest, jasmine, cedar, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Quiet, bittersweet acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidates around roasted cacao nib and aromatic wood notes in the short; blood orange zest reappears in the long.
Deeply sweet, savory-edged, perfumy. Cocoa powder, rose-like flowers, almond, a hint of brie cheese in aroma and cup. Roast-rounded acidity; plush though very slightly roughish mouthfeel. The cocoa note in particular persists in a savory-sweet finish.
Crisp, quietly juicy. Orange, roasted cacao nib, caramel, wisteria-like flowers, a brisk hint of peppermint in aroma and cup. Gently bright, fruit-toned acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Flavor, particularly an orangy chocolate, saturates a richly drying finish.