Reviews for Bird Rock Coffee Roasters
Price: $18.00/8 ounces
Fruit-forward, richly chocolate-toned. Dark chocolate, Concord grape, peach brandy, Graham cracker, aromatic orchid in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart, fruit-toned in structure; satiny mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish fulfills the promise of the cup, with resonant notes of fruit and chocolate throughout.
Price: $35.00/12 ounces
Sweetly tart, floral-toned. Lavender, passionfruit, roasted cacao nib, almond brittle, allspice in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish is deep with cocoa- and spice-toned floral notes in the resonant short and perhaps a hint of sweet, grappa-like ferment in the long.
Exuberant, delicately spice-toned. Sandalwood, roasted cacao nib, strawberry, roasted almond, tea rose in aroma and cup. Bright, juicy, intensely floral-toned acidity; velvety mouthfeel. The flavorful finish leads with notes of cacao nib and strawberry in the short, consolidating to sandalwood and rose in an impressively ringing, persistent long.
Luscious, deeply sweet, sumptuous. Blackberry, lavender, marjoram, roasted cacao nib, grapefruit zest in aroma and cup. Rich, juicy acidity; smooth, syrupy mouthfeel. The long, flavor-saturated finish is zesty and sweet, offering a surprise appearance of tropical fruit notes (coconut) that resonate for a long while.
Deeply rich, sweetly tart. Pink grapefruit zest, pipe tobacco, hazelnut, pineapple, lantana in aroma and cup. Crisp, very juicy acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish leads with rich notes of floral-toned pipe tobacco in the short, hazelnut and pineapple in the long.
Delicately intense, tropically sweet. Coconut, pistachio, sandalwood, plumeria, dried mango in aroma and cup. Balanced, juicy acidity. Round, plushly syrupy mouthfeel. The long, resonant finish is saturated with all of the flavor notes from the cup, in particular plumeria and coconut, which ring on and on.
Price: $20.99/12 ounces
Delicate, sweetly earth-toned. Pink grapefruit, frankincense, pipe tobacco, orchid, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Juicy, richly tart acidity; silky-smooth mouthfeel. The finish is orchestral: pink grapefruit, pipe tobacco, cacao nib, with a hint of sweet orchid in the very long.
Price: $20.99/12 ounces
Crisply sweet, delicate. Roasted hazelnut, maple syrup, plum, fresh-cut fir, fine musk in aroma and cup. Briskly sweet acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Plum and musk lead in the gently drying finish, with roasted hazelnut in the long.
Price: $50.00/8 ounces
Crisply sweet, deeply nuanced and cocoa-toned. Almond butter, cocoa, bergamot, jasmine in aroma and cup. Lyrical acidity, juicy and buoyant; light but plush, silky mouthfeel. Bergamot and almond notes persist in the resonant, flavor-saturated finish.
Price: $48.00/8 ounces
Delicate, crisply sweet, honey-rounded. Plum blossom, apple, lemon verbena and pistachio in aroma and cup. Juicy, balanced and seductive acidity; lightly satiny mouthfeel. Lemon verbena saturates the crisply dry finish.
Price: $17.00/8 ounces
Invitingly fruity and nutty. Blood orange, almond brittle, Darjeeling, sassafras in aroma and cup. Juicy and buoyant acidity; full, velvety mouthfeel. Almond and sassafras carry far into the finish.
Mild, spicy, cocoa-toned. Sweet cocoa, raisin, oak, cumin, lily-like flowers in aroma and cup. Soft, backgrounded acidity; full, densely syrupy mouthfeel. The wood-toned spice notes carry into a sweet finish.
Price: $23.99/12 ounces
Lightly rich and zesty. Orange zest, almond butter, sweet, honeysuckle-like flowers, a hint of rosemary in aroma and cup. Delicately brisk acidity; light, satiny mouthfeel. Orange and almond carry into a sweet, savory-edged finish.
Price: $51.00/8 ounces
Crisply sweet, deeply and exhilaratingly intricate. Orange blossom, ripe raspberry, roasted cacao nib, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Brisk but juicy, complexly nuanced acidity; smooth, satiny mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but resonates in a long, echoing finish.
Delicate but expressive. Jasmine, lemon verbena, roasted cacao nib, apricot, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Gently brisk, buoyant acidity; light, silky mouthfeel. Lemon verbena and cacao nib in particular carry into a gently drying finish.
Price: $18.99/12 ounces
A fine coffee that is fine in unusual ways. A sweet, fragrant wood note dominates; we associated it most closely with sassafras. In and around it: vanilla, rose-like flowers, musk, a richly tart citrus (candied tangerine?). Tartly juicy acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Vanilla, musk and rose in particular carry into a finish that, as it lengthens, continues to modulate and surprise.
Delicate, soft, yet deeply and originally complex. Cashew, cedar, blackberry, rhododendron-like flowers, a fine hint of moist, fresh-fallen leaves in aroma and cup. Crisp, lightly juicy acidity; syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a resonant, sweet-toned, though slightly drying finish.
Price: $45.00/8 ounces
Profoundly intricate yet balanced, complete. Roasted cacao nib, saffron, jasmine, candied mango, blood orange in aroma and cup. Delicately rich, balanced acidity; silky mouthfeel. Jasmine and saffron in particular carry into a long, resonant finish.
Balanced but extravagantly and exotically aromatic. Minty dark chocolate, lush flowers, fresh-cut cedar, rye whisky, complexly layered fruit – strawberry, mango, guava – in aroma and cup. Round, resonant acidity; full, very smooth mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around the chocolate tendency in a resonant finish.
Extraordinarily intense and complexly aromatic coffee. Pungent fruit (grapefruit, black currant); moist pipe tobacco and sweet, freshly turned clay; molasses and chocolate fudge. Round, quietly vibrant acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Richly sweet, powerfully flavor-saturated finish.