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We found 191 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 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.

Review Date: Jul 2017

Price: $16.50/12 ounces

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Richly sweet, intricately layered. Lychee, chocolate fudge, bay leaf, pipe tobacco, aromatic orchid, a hint of fresh-turned earth in aroma and cup. Juicy, sweet-tart acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Notes of cocoa and sweet pipe tobacco resonate in the crisp, dry finish.

Review Date: Jun 2017

Price: $20.90/12 ounces

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An exquisite Kenya: bold, richly sweet-savory, and deeply inviting.

Review Date: Jun 2017

Price: $15.75/12 ounces

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Evaluated as espresso. Deeply and richly sweet-tart. Dark chocolate, hazelnut, black cherry, lavender, sandalwood in aroma and small cup. Delicate, silky mouthfeel; sweet, chocolate-toned finish with supporting notes of lavender and sandalwood. In three parts milk, pungent floral tones are elevated and sweet cocoa notes deepen.

Review Date: Mar 2017

Price: $14.85/12 ounces

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Delicate, rich-toned. Lemon verbena, honeysuckle, cocoa powder, cedar, green grape in aroma and cup. Lively, juicy acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. The sweet, resonant finish is redolent of citrusy herbs and sweet flowers supported by cocoa tones.

Review Date: Mar 2017

Price: $17.85/12 ounces

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Evaluated as espresso. Deeply rich, sweetly savory. Dark chocolate, orange zest, vanilla, tamarind, pungently spicy flowers (lantana?) in aroma and small cup. Plush, syrupy mouthfeel; bold, sweetly tart finish with suggestions of cocoa-toned tamarind and orange zest. Crisply sweet in three parts milk, where notes of dark chocolate are amplified and the tart sweetness of tamarind-like fruit persists.

Review Date: Mar 2017

Price: $14.85/12 ounces

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Deeply and richly sweet. Dark chocolate, ripe pomegranate, orange zest, roasted pistachio, magnolia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Crisp, sweetly tart acidity; delicate, silky mouthfeel. The sweetly savory finish leads with notes of pomegranate and pistachio in the short, rounding to cocoa tones in the resonant long.

Review Date: Jan 2017

Price: $17.25/12 ounces

No. 12 Coffee on the Top 30 Coffees of 2017

Crisply sweet, intricately layered. Grapefruit, cocoa nib, honeysuckle, white sage, a suggestion of wild mushroom in aroma and cup. Juicy, balanced acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The sweet-savory finish is flavor-saturated, leading with fruit and floral tones in the short and culminating in umami-toned intrigue with hints of white sage and wild mushroom.

Review Date: Jan 2017

Price: $18.60/12 ounces

Top 30: No. 3 coffee of 2017

Intensely rich, complex, vast. Plumeria, chocolate fudge, white grapefruit, perique (fermented) pipe tobacco, white truffle in aroma and cup. Juicy, bright acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant, flavor-saturated finish is long, balanced, and reiterates all of the tendencies in the cup: sweet (plumeria, chocolate), tart (white grapefruit), savory (pipe tobacco, truffle).

Review Date: Dec 2016

Price: $3.49/12 ounces

A pure, ready-to-drink bottled coffee tested over ice. Bright, crisply sweet acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. Violet, grapefruit zest, lemon verbena, sandalwood, roasted cacao nib in flavor. The deeply sweet finish is animated by cocoa and violet with lemony undertones; with the addition of cold whole milk, those core notes round and blossom without losing their clarity.

Review Date: Dec 2016

Price: $3.49/12 ounces

A pure, ready-to-drink bottled coffee tested over ice. Crisp, juicy acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Lemon zest, jasmine, roasted cocoa nib, vanilla, raspberry in the flavor, all carrying into a long, resonant finish. Adding cold whole milk rounds and harmonizes the primary flavor sensations.

Review Date: Dec 2016

Price: $3.49/12 ounces

A pure, ready-to-drink bottled coffee tested over ice. Crisp, sweetly roast-toned. Sweet, lightly juicy acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. Caramel, cedar, chocolate-covered cherry, magnolia in the flavor, consolidating to cocoa-toned cedar in the gently drying finish. Adding cold whole milk brings up the aromatic wood tones and chocolate, while quieting the fruit and flower notes.

Review Date: Nov 2016

Price: $16.90/12 ounces

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Luscious, sweetly savory. Candied yam, sarsaparilla, baker’s chocolate, rhododendron-like flowers, pomegranate in aroma and cup. Round, balanced acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The cleanly resonant finish is carried by sarsaparilla and sweet yam notes.

Review Date: Nov 2016

Price: $17.90/12 ounces

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Subtle, complexly layered. Candied ginger, pomegranate, rhododendron, cashew butter, bergamot in aroma and cup. Zesty, balanced acidity; delicate, satiny mouthfeel. The quietly resonant finish consolidates around cashew and rhododendron suggestions.

Review Date: Sep 2016

Price: $17.90/12 ounces

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Deeply rich and sweet-toned. Roasted cacao nib, lily, sandalwood, lychee, hazelnut in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart acidity; satiny smooth mouthfeel. The crisp finish resonates with hazelnut and lily in the short, consolidating to cocoa-toned sandalwood in the gently drying long.

Review Date: Aug 2016

Price: $18.75/12 ounces

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Deeply sweet, seductively rich. Lemon drop, sandalwood, starfruit, black honey, fragrant thyme in aroma and cup. Juicy, rich acidity; billowy, silken mouthfeel. Black honey envelopes an herb-toned short finish; crisp lemon complicates the long.

Review Date: Aug 2016

Price: $18.75/12 ounces

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Evaluated as espresso. Balanced, sweetly tart, floral. Baker’s chocolate, honeysuckle, cedar, mango, tangerine zest in aroma and small cup. Juicy, nectar-like body. The rich, resonant finish is saturated with orange-cloaked chocolate notes. In three parts milk, fruit and floral tones round and soften but remain deeply sweet and invitingly tart.

Review Date: Aug 2016

Price: $15.90/12 ounces

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Evaluated as espresso. Deeply sweet-tart. Lemon curd, walnut, roasted cacao nib, honeysuckle, candied apple in aroma and small cup. Crisp, silky mouthfeel. Bright, balanced short finish; sweetly nut-toned in the long. Maintains its composure in three parts milk, where both chocolate and lemon notes converge and fatten.

Review Date: Aug 2016

Price: $15.90/12 ounces

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Subtly rich, crisply sweet. Brown sugar, rhododendron, baked green apple, walnut, oak in aroma and cup. Crisp, apple-like acidity; lightly velvety mouthfeel. Brown sugar, green apple, rhododendron all carry into a sweet, gently drying finish.