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We found 164 reviews of coffees and espressos roasted in greater Los Angeles, CA. These coffee reviews and espresso reviews are listed in reverse chronological order by review date. Older coffee reviews and espresso reviews may no longer accurately reflect current versions of the same coffees.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Balanced, deeply sweet, subtly spice-toned. Pear, almond, baker’s chocolate, wisteria, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart-savory structure with soft acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. A gently brisk finish quietly sustains all of the aroma and flavor notes from the cup.

Review Date: Dec 2018

Price: $30.00/250 grams

Elegantly rich, decadently fruit-toned. Dark chocolate, raspberry liqueur, frankincense, freesia-like flowers, almond brittle in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet in structure with vibrant acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish is long and saturated with all of the flavors and aromas of the cup.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $10.99/8 single-serve packets

Evaluated at proportions of 5 grams of instant coffee powder mixed with 8.5 ounces (250 ml) of hot water. Caramel-toned, richly sweet. Dark caramel, magnolia-like flowers, cedar, baker’s chocolate, a hint of apricot in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned in structure with brisk acidity; smooth mouthfeel. The finish is crisply sweet and resonant, with lingering notes of caramel and apricot.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Delicate, sweetly spice-toned. Salted caramel, black cherry, cinnamon, roasted cashew, clover flower in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure; high-toned, juicy acidity. Fruit-toned finish with hints of cinnamon and clover flower.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $19.95/12 ounces

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High-toned, crisply sweet. Mango, halvah, fine musk, freesia, dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with bright, juicy acidity; plump, velvety mouthfeel. The lingering, resonant finish carries through on the vivacious, complex promise of the cup.

Review Date: Aug 2018

Price: $13.95/12 ounces

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Deeply pungent and richly sweet. Lavender, baker’s chocolate, oak, ripe fig, a hint of ginger in aroma and cup. Roundly sweet-tart and juicy in structure; full and satiny in mouthfeel. Baker’s chocolate carries distinctly and pleasingly into an otherwise short finish.

Review Date: Aug 2018

Price: $13.95/12 ounces

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Richly low-toned, gently zesty. Cedar, baker’s chocolate, grapefruit zest, apple, a hint of magnolia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweetly and quietly tart in structure, with a brisk edge. Plump mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a sweet, though rather drying, finish.

Review Date: Apr 2018

Price: $12.00/12 ounces

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Quietly and delicately crisp. Candied walnut, peach, honeysuckle, cedar, ripe banana in aroma and cup. Gently and sweetly brisk in structure; light, very silky in mouthfeel. Walnut, peach and cedar in particular carry into a sweet though drying finish.

Review Date: Apr 2018

Price: $19.50/12 ounces

Crisply sweet, fruit-toned. Blackberry, baker’s chocolate, freesia, hazelnut, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with bright acidity; velvety-textured, crisp mouthfeel. The cocoa-toned finish has a berry throughline, enveloped by spicy floral notes.

Review Date: Apr 2018

Price: $17.95/12 ounces

Top 30 Coffees of 2018 - No. 10

Richly sweet-savory, roast-cradled. Toasted coconut, black currant, tamari-roasted almond, myrrh, lavender in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory in structure with balanced, juicy acidity; buoyant, syrupy mouthfeel. The richly drying finish consolidates to notes of lavender and tamari-roasted almond.

Review Date: Mar 2018

Price: $25.00/12 ounces

Deeply sweet, richly wood-framed. Watermelon candy, sandalwood, narcissus-like flowers, toasted pecan, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Bittersweet structure; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. Aromatic wood leads in the short finish, while notes of watermelon candy (think Jolly Rancher) and sweet florals resurface in the long.

Review Date: Mar 2018

Price: $14.95/12 ounces

Top 30 Coffees of 2018 - No. 9

Deeply, refreshingly pungent and earthy. Grapefruit zest, dark chocolate, candied ginger, graham cracker, moist fresh-fallen leaves in aroma and cup. Structured around complexly layered tart, sweet and savory tastes; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Sweet, deeply flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $25.00/12 ounces

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Delicate, sweetly spice-toned. Red currant, lemon verbena, baker’s chocolate, rose hips, a hint of cannabis in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet-savory structure; crisp, velvety mouthfeel. The finish is sweetly herb-toned, leading with notes of lemon verbena and red currant in the short and a sweet muskiness akin to cannabis in the long, with a throughline of baker’s chocolate.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: $19.95/12 ounces

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Crisply and sweetly tart, delicate yet confident. Peach, vanilla bean, grapefruit zest, almond, pink peppercorn in aroma and cup. Poised in structure: sweet, tart, savory. Mouthfeel is cushiony, plush. Flavor saturates a savory-edged, drying finish.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: $20.00/12 ounces

Sweetly pungent, lightly savory. Unusual aromatics: floral-toned honey, plum, musk, a hint of coriander in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet, savory-edged structure; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Dry and gently flavor-saturated in the finish.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: $11.90/12 ounces

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Brisk and subtly layered. Almond butter, dried apricot, fresh-cut fir, hints of dark chocolate and clover in aroma and cup. Sweetly brisk and dry in structure; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The drying structure sweetens and smoothes a bit in the finish, and chocolate and clover-like flowers move forward.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: $23.00/12 ounces

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Richly sweet-savory. Brown sugar, baker’s chocolate, black currant, rye grain or flour, fine musk in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-savory structure; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidates to notes of chocolate and black currant.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Top 30: No. 24 Coffee of 2017

Crisply sweet, fruit-forward. Ripe strawberry, aromatic orchid, honey, toasted pine nut, a hint of sumac spice in aroma and cup. Lavish, elegant structure, with sweet-tart-savory in harmonious balance. Syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is resonant, long and flavor-saturated, maintaining the promise of the complex flavor notes from the cup.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $14.95/12 ounces

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Evaluated as espresso. Deeply and richly sweet-tart, spice-toned. Dark chocolate, blood orange zest, licorice root, dried mango, caraway seed in aroma and small cup. Full, creamy mouthfeel; the finish moves from crisp, sweet cocoa tones in the short to caraway and licorice root in the long. In cappuccino-scaled milk, floral, fruit and savory spice tones richly converge.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $14.95/12 ounces

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Evaluated as espresso. Baker’s chocolate, plum blossom, molasses, grapefruit zest, cedar in aroma and small cup. Crisp, lightly satiny mouthfeel; the finish consolidates around grapefruit zest and baker’s chocolate in the short, with notes of cedar returning in the long. In three parts milk, baker’s chocolate envelopes citrus zest and stone fruit notes in pleasing balance.