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We found 169 reviews of coffees and espressos roasted in greater Madison, WI. 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: Aug 2018

Price: $23.40/12 ounces

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Evaluated as espresso. Crisply sweet, richly floral-toned. Lavender, dark chocolate, red currant, almond butter, pink grapefruit zest in aroma and small cup. Delicate, viscous mouthfeel; richly drying finish centers around notes of tart fruit, dark chocolate and bittersweet, lavender-like flowers. Chocolaty and floral in three parts milk, with ongoing tart-fruit notes as well.

Review Date: Jul 2018

Price: $18.50/12 ounces

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Rich-toned, deeply and sweetly earthy. Chocolate fudge, white sage, blackberry, perique pipe tobacco, plumeria-like flowers in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-savory structure with vibrant, juicy acidity; delicate, satiny mouthfeel. The resonant, flavor-saturated finish displays notes of blackberry and tobacco in the short, plumeria and sage in the long, and deep chocolate throughout.

Review Date: Jul 2018

Price: $3.49/11-ounce can

A ready-to-drink bottled black coffee tested over ice. Lively, gently bright and refreshing. Notes of cocoa, roasted cashew, orange zest, green apple, narcissus-like flowers. Crisply and sweetly tart in structure; the body is light but plush. Cocoa and citrus consolidate in a clean, sweet finish. Adding whole milk turns the chocolate caramelly and nut-toned, with a continued floral shimmer.

Review Date: Jun 2018

Price: $19.20/12 ounces

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Crisp, bright, richly sweet-savory. Wild honey, black cherry, lemon verbena, hazelnut, rhododendron-like flowers in aroma and cup. Balanced, vivid structure with sweetly tart, juicy acidity; buoyant, silky mouthfeel. Resonant and rich in the finish, where cocoa also surfaces, alongside notes of wild honey and black cherry in the short and vanilla-like florals in the long.

Review Date: May 2018

Price: $17.60/12 ounces

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Evaluated as espresso. Intensely pungent, richly sweet. Dark chocolate, black cherry, almond, myrrh, star jasmine in aroma and small cup. Buoyant, silky mouthfeel; long, lingering finish characterized by dark chocolate and stone fruit. In three parts milk, suggestions of myrrh and star jasmine support the throughline of fudge-like chocolate notes.

Review Date: Apr 2018

Price: $18.75/12 ounces

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Evaluated as espresso. Layered, complex. Dark chocolate, mango, grapefruit zest, cedar, lily-like flowers in aroma and small cup. Lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Mango, chocolate and a hint of flowers persist in a deeply resonant finish. Crisply lively in three-parts milk: continued chocolate and mango-like fruit, while the floral suggestions hint at butterscotch.

Review Date: Apr 2018

Price: $15.75/12 ounces

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Evaluated as espresso. Roundly and sweetly tart/pungent. Baker’s chocolate, almond, cedar, tangerine zest, wisteria-like flowers in aroma and small cup. Syrupy, full mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a rather dry though pleasingly chocolate- and cedar-toned finish. Crisp in three-parts milk: dry chocolate and rich floral hints.

Review Date: Mar 2018

Price: $17.60/12 ounces

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Richly sweet, delicately savory. Lilac, chocolate fudge, pomegranate, frankincense, honey in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweetly savory structure with bright, juicy acidity; buoyant, syrupy mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish is resonant with notes of lilac and pomegranate in the short and chocolate-toned frankincense in the long.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $15.75/12 ounces

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Big, round, deeply resonant, layered. Fresh-cut cedar, baker’s chocolate, autumn squash, a hint of thyme in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory, low-toned in structure; full, syrupy in mouthfeel. In the finish most flavor details fade, but a powerful, chocolate-complicated sweetness rings on.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $18.95/12 ounces

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Intensely rich, deeply sweet, complex. Chocolate fudge, lavender, grapefruit zest, moist perique-style tobacco, coconut-covered date in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweetly savory in structure with lively acidity; buoyant, syrupy mouthfeel. The flavor-laden finish offers chocolate-toned spicy florals in the short resolving to rich date notes with undertones of perique tobacco in the long.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $15.75/12 ounces

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Crisply sweet, high-toned. Maple syrup, narcissus, ripe orange, hazelnut, a hint of cardamom in aroma and cup. Gently sweet-tart structure; velvety mouthfeel. The short finish leads with attractive bittersweet orange tones; narcissus and cardamom carry the long.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: $19.25/12 ounces

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Sweetly bright, spicy and savory-edged. Orange zest, black currant, baker’s chocolate, tamarind, floral-toned vanilla, redwood in aroma and cup. Deeply bright and richly savory in structure; syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Very deep, very lasting finish, saturated with flavor: chocolate, black currant, vanilla.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: $17.90/12 ounces

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Evaluated as espresso. Big-bodied, complexly structured: sweet-savory-tart. Notes of dark chocolate, plumeria, peach, cumin, pistachio in aroma and small cup. Plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate carries into a dry though richly expressed finish. The dark chocolate, pistachio and peach-toned fruit notes carry crisply but seductively into three-parts milk.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $18.95/12 ounces

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High-toned, crisply sweet-tart, richly savory. Jasmine, roasted cacao nib, lemon verbena, grapefruit zest, aromatic mushroom in aroma and cup. Balanced sweetly tart structure with a rich umami undercurrent; buoyant, satiny mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish leads with floral notes (jasmine) and closes with crisply sweet citrus (lemon verbena, grapefruit zest).

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $17.90/12 ounces

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Delicate, sweet-toned, herbaceous. Milk chocolate, spearmint, gardenia, sarsparilla, date in aroma and cup. Richly sweet-tart, vibrant structure; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. The cocoa- and floral-toned finish, with undertones of sweet herb notes, goes on and on.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $17.85/12 ounces

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Sweetly tart, richly savory. Red currant, baker’s chocolate, fine musk, redwood, a hint of fresh parsley in aroma and cup. Distinctly sweet-savory structure; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish leads with notes of fine musk and red currant in the short, rounding into richly wood-framed chocolate in the long.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $15.75/12 ounces

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Complex, richly sweet-savory. Jasmine, pomegranate, nutella, marjoram, frankincense in aroma and cup. Crisply bittersweet structure with high-toned acidity; velvety mouthfeel. A surprising coconut note surfaces in the immediate finish, which proceeds with chocolate-toned sweet herb hints in a larger context of sweet-tart, pomegranate-like fruit.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $17.90/12 ounces

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Deep, resonant, quietly complex. Candied orange zest, baker’s chocolate, tamarind, roasted walnut, cedar in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-savory structure with a roundly tart edge. Satiny, lively mouthfeel. Tamarind and cedar carry into the short finish; walnut lasts in the long.

Review Date: Aug 2017

Price: $16.95/12 ounces

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Deeply sweet/savory yet delicate and vibrant. Grapefruit zest, brown sugar, hazelnut, rhododendron-like flowers, a hint of musk in aroma and cup. Roundly and resonantly brisk in structure; plump and full in mouthfeel. Nut, brown sugar and grapefruit carry into a quiet, balanced finish.

Review Date: Jul 2017

Price: $68.50/4 ounces

Top 30: No. 5 Coffee of 2017

Delicate yet deeply aromatic, gloriously and almost impossibly complex in its fruit and floral expression. Fruit ranges from grapefruit through lychee to passionfruit; flowers suggest lavender, rose, more. There is chocolate and a grapy Cognac reduction, and finally a savory resonance we called sweet mushroom. Juicy, floral-tart acidity; viscous, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is laden with complex floral top-notes in the short, rounding to hints of sweet fruit and deep Cognac-toned chocolate in the long.