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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: Jun 2016

Price: $16.80/12 ounces

No. 2 Coffee of 2016: Deri Kochoha Espresso by JBC Coffee

Evaluated as espresso. Delicate, exotic, profoundly floral. Star jasmine, tamarind, saffron, bittersweet orange blossom, dark chocolate in aroma and small cup. Sumptuous, levitating mouthfeel. Bittersweet, citrus-driven short finish; dark chocolate enveloped in jasmine in the resonant long, with waves of saffron notes best described as umami-floral. Maintains its nuance in three parts milk, where dark chocolate and saffron round and deepen.

Review Date: Jun 2016

Price: $16.80/12 ounces

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Intricately rich, tartly sweet. Lilac, wild strawberry, sandalwood, roasted cacao nib, grapefruit zest in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet, vibrant acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. Aromatic sandalwood notes are amplified in the richly drying short finish, with a return of cacao nib and quietly spicy grapefruit zest in the resonant long.

Review Date: Jun 2016

Price: $14.85/12 ounces

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Deeply pungent, sweet-savory. Magnolia, dried mango, toasted barley, hops, thyme. Plump, juicy acidity; silky-smooth, delicate mouthfeel. The rich-toned finish consolidates to a citrus-leaning hops, complicated by hints of sweet thyme.

Review Date: Apr 2016

Price: $17.80/12 ounces

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Evaluated as espresso. Floral-toned, sweetly rich. Mango, wisteria, myrrh, roasted cacao nib in aroma and small cup. Tart, very silky mouthfeel. Tartly sweet short finish; almond and myrrh carry into a richly drying long. Mango dominates, complicated by sweet nut suggestions, in three parts milk.

Review Date: Feb 2016

Price: $17.50/12 ounces

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Evaluated as espresso. Lushly but resonantly bright; juicy. Complex fruit (mango, guava, tangerine), dark chocolate, sandalwood, jasmine in aroma and small cup. Silky mouthfeel; crisp, deeply flavor-saturated finish. Maintains its complexity into three parts milk, untamed and fruit-forward.

Review Date: Feb 2016

Price: $15.75/12 ounces

No. 12 Coffee of 2016: JBC El Aguila Pacamara Espresso

Evaluated as espresso. Lush yet deeply savory; original. Honey, dark chocolate, roasted pine nut, horned melon, wisteria in aroma and small-cup. Full, syrupy mouthfeel. Fruit and flowers carry into a resonant short finish that turns richly drying in the long. Fills out milk with a complexly savory-sweet chocolate and peach- and melon-toned fruit.

Review Date: Feb 2016

Price: $17.50/12 ounces

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Delicate, rich, sweetly floral. Tangerine blossom, cinnamon, passion fruit and dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Plump, balanced acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Cocoa and cinnamon, in particular, carry into a long, resonant finish.

Review Date: Feb 2016

Price: $14.25/12 ounces

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Delicate and sweetly spicy. Hibiscus, hazelnut, peach, grapefruit zest, sweet lavender in aroma and cup. Juicy, plump acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Grapefruit zest and hazelnut predominate in the crisp, richly sweet finish.

Review Date: Dec 2015

Price: $17.80/12 ounces

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Exhilaratingly intricate yet classically complete and balanced. Mango, honey, lilac, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Lyric, sweet acidity; light, levitating, silky mouthfeel. Flavor saturates a very sweet-toned, resonant finish.

Review Date: Dec 2015

Price: $14.85/12 ounces

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Sweetly brisk and perfumy. Honey, tea rose, dark chocolate, candied walnut in aroma and cup. Crisp, sweetly tart acidity; light but velvety mouthfeel. Rich, long, deeply flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: Nov 2015

Price: $18.75/12 ounces

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Rich, cedar-rounded and sweetly nutty. Candied blood orange, cocoa powder, wisteria and baked apple in aroma and cup. Plump, juicy acidity; smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Crisp, spicy, cocoa-toned short finish; floral notes persist far into the long.

Review Date: Nov 2015

Price: $49.95/8 ounces

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Big, musky, floral. Cocoa nib, pomegranate, lilac and Brazil nut in aroma and cup. Juicy, vibrant acidity; velvety, smooth mouthfeel. Crisp, nutty, flavor-saturated in the short finish; bittersweet and pleasantly dry in the long.

Review Date: Nov 2015

Price: $18.75/12 ounces

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Strikingly rich, spice-toned. Sandalwood, tangerine, vanilla and cocoa in aroma and cup. Bright, fruity acidity; syrupy, yet levitatingly buoyant mouthfeel. Spicy, richly drying finish redolent of vanilla and sandalwood.

Review Date: Oct 2015

Price: $16.10/12 ounces

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Very sweet; subtle and intricate. Lush star fruit, red currant, honeysuckle, a hint of cinnamon in aroma and cup. Crisp yet juicy acidity; softly plush mouthfeel. Fruit, flowers and cinnamon all carry into a richly and roundly drying finish.

Review Date: Oct 2015

Price: $16.80/12 ounces

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Sweet, crisp, cocoa- and brandy-toned. Blueberry, cocoa, brandy, wisteria-like flowers in aroma and deeply sweet cup. Round, straightforward acidity; light yet buoyantly lively mouthfeel. Fruit, brandy and cocoa all carry into a sweet, rich, ringingly long finish.

Review Date: Oct 2015

Price: $15.75/12 ounces

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Spicy, sweet, aromatic-wood-toned. Fir, sassafras, green peppercorn, lavender, sweet rosemary in aroma and cup. Round, quietly supportive acidity; lightly syrupy, buoyant mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a sweet, rich finish.

Review Date: Oct 2015

Price: $15.80/12 ounces

Coffee Review's No. 12 coffee of 2015

Evaluated as espresso. Deeply and roundly bright, balanced, complete. Cedar, blood orange, apricot, baker’s chocolate, a hint of lily in aroma and small cup. Syrupy though buoyantly lively mouthfeel; orangy chocolate and a hint of lily carry into a richly sweet finish. Fills out three parts milk with authority: orange- and cedar-toned chocolate, hints of lily and stone fruit.

Review Date: Oct 2015

Price: $15.90/12 ounces

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Evaluated as espresso. Vivacious, bright and juicy. Orange zest, ripe plum, roasted cacao nib, pungent sandalwood, a sweet hint of honeysuckle in aroma and small cup. Light but syrupy mouthfeel. The cacao nib turns roundly chocolaty and softens a continued bright, zesty finish. A tart, orangy chocolate dominates in three parts milk.

Review Date: Sep 2015

Price: $15.80/12 ounces

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Fresh and spicy. Dark chocolate, walnut, citrus zest, hints of cinnamon and narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Dryish, vibrant acidity; lively, silky mouthfeel. Chocolate, walnut, citrus all carry into a crisp, clean finish.

Review Date: Aug 2015

Price: $15.90/12 ounces

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Sweetly tart; delicate yet expansive. Honey, grapefruit, pecan, hints of white sage and rhododendron-like flowers in aroma and cup. Bright, juicy acidity; lightly satiny mouthfeel. Hints of grapefruit, pecan and flowers carry into a resonant finish.