Reviews for Terroir Coffee
Big, sweetly bright, classic. Honey, tangerine, rose-like flowers, a hint of roasted cocoa nib in aroma and cup. Grand, lushly bright acidity; light, silky mouthfeel. Rich, resonant, floral-toned finish.
Crisp, sweetly pungent, elegant. Guava, citrus, backgrounded caramel and dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Rich, active, juicy acidity; syrupy but lively mouthfeel. Very sweet, long, flavor-saturated finish.
Dry and brisk yet juicy. Layered dark berry and tamarind notes in aroma and cup, with hints of orange and cocoa. Crisp acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The dry berry note carries deep into the finish.
Round, full, deeply layered complexity: orange, plum, night flowers, all wrapped in caramelly sweetness. Smooth, balanced acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor simplifies, or perhaps condenses, in a rich, sweet finish.
Big, bright, lushly complex. Fragrant eucalyptus, dark chocolate, jammy black currant, white flowers in aroma and cup. Very sweet acidity, tart yet pure and smooth. Syrupy mouthfeel. Exquisitely clean, deep, juicy finish.
Price: $17.75/12 ounces
Evaluated as espresso. Crisp, sweetly gentle, suave. Honey, orange, grapefruity citrus, fresh-cut fir in the aroma. Light, silky mouthfeel. Turns chocolaty and more distinctly citrusy in the light-bodied, silky cup. Superb flavor-saturated, sweetly clean finish. In two parts milk the chocolate is nuanced by ripe citrus and a deeper, apricot-toned fruit.
Honey, sweet clover and multi-layered, grapefruit-like citrus in aroma and cup. Brightly tart acidity; light but silky mouthfeel. Suggestions of berry complicate the cup. The finish is rich, with a zesty citrus enveloped by continued honeyish sweetness.
Price: $16.00/12 ounces
Evaluated as espresso. Co-taster Sean Kohmescher (94) and Ken (94) both admired this sample’s refined complexity and chocolate-toned depth. Ken cited crisp fir and lemon complication, whereas Sean’s reading of nuance inclined more toward berry and wine. Both found the sample slightly more impressive in the small cup than in milk, but nevertheless honored its sweet chocolaty balance in two parts milk, nuanced (for Ken) by hints of flowers and lemon.
Low-toned, balanced aroma: nut, ripe citrus, flowers. Tart, lemony acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Aromatics turn rounder and riper in the cup: sweet citrus, gently tart berry, nut-toned cocoa. The cocoa and lemon in particular linger in a rich, clean finish.
Complex and almost giddily sweet-toned. Flowers, crisp black currant, lemon, blackberry, roasted nut carry from aroma to cup. Sweetly tart, refined acidity; light body but very smooth, silky mouthfeel. Resonant, flavor-saturated short finish simplifies just a bit in the long.
Aromatics expand and deepen in subtle but extraordinary flavor and finish: buttery milk chocolate; sweet, lily-like flowers; ripe orange, all resonating in a long, impeccably clean but rich finish. Round, vibrant acidity; syrupy mouthfeel.
Grandly pure and sweetly acidy. Symphonic citrus notes range from ripe orange to tart lemon to pungent bergamot, with a softening hint of flowers and a rounding hint of cocoaish nut. Lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The cocoa note turns decisively chocolate in a richly dry finish.
Depth and syrupy opulence in an extravagant aromatic profile: heavy-scented dusk flowers, rich, almost carnal fruit (apricot, plum, cherry), a brightening hint of lemon, crisp cocoa intensifying toward a resonantly flavor-saturated finish.
A sweet, well rounded cup. Cherry and citrus mix with chocolate, nut and cedar in aroma and cup, along with a distant hint of lavender. Perfectly balanced, sweet-toned and smooth acidity. Fruit diminishes in the finish focusing the flavor on unsweetened chocolate.
Soft, sweet fruit tone in the aroma broadens in the cup, displaying distinct notes of blackberry, black currant and apricot. Bright-toned, fruit laden acidity and silky mouthfeel. Long lasting honeyed fruit flavors simplify only slightly in the finish.
Evaluated as espresso. High-toned aroma combining flowers and very ripe orange with a distant hint of fresh-cut grass. In the small cup smooth, lightly syrupy mouthfeel and a complex range of flavors that maintain the floral and ripe citrus theme with complications of black cherry and sweet nut. The flavors carry into a sweet short finish and linger delicately in the long. The flavor complex carries intact into two parts milk cushioned by a rich, caramel-like sweetness.
Pure, intense aroma: flowers, orange, apricot, a hint of aromatic wood. In the cup big sweet-toned acidity, lightly syrupy mouthfeel, continued floral and fruit notes that round toward blackberry and a nut-toned baker's chocolate. Flowers in particular carry into a sweet-toned, rich finish.