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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: Jul 2015

Price: $59.95/8 ounces

Coffee Review's No. 1 Coffee of 2015

Immense, sweet, juicy, intricate. Lilac and jasmine, peach, apricot, rosehip, much more in aroma and cup. A vibrant but unobtrusive acidity shimmers in the heart of the sweetness; mouthfeel is satiny, full, almost nectar-like. Flavor, particularly the crisper notes, carries deep into a sweet, peachy finish.

Review Date: Mar 2015

Price: $49.25/8 ounces

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Intense, flamboyantly lush yet elegantly crisp. Complex floral notes (lilac to lavender), roasted cacao nib, mango, sandalwood, a hint of rye whisky in aroma and cup. Richly and sweetly tart acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Long, resonant, deeply flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: Nov 2014

Price: $18.50/12 ounces

Top 30 Coffees of 2014 - No. 15

Dynamic, deeply layered, complex. Pungent suggestions of humus-like, moist fresh-fallen leaves, fragrant pipe tobacco, malted barley layer with fruit (honeydew melon, mango, blood orange) and narcissus-like flowers. Gentle, very sweetly tart acidity; lightish but smooth, silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates without losing character in a rich, sweet-toned finish.

Review Date: Nov 2014

Price: $14.25/12 ounces

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Crisp, orchardy, fresh. Honey, carob, green grape, walnut, a hint of rose-like flowers in aroma and cup. Rich, brisk acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Honey, grape and carob lead into a rich, balanced finish.

Review Date: Oct 2014

Price: $14.25/12 ounces

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Earthy, original. Notes that combine the brighter notes of clay with richer suggestions of humus dominate aroma and cup, though discreetly and pleasingly, complicated by carob, oak, grapefruit, perhaps a hint of vanilla-like flowers. Backgrounded but gently vibrant acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The earthy sensation gives way to sweeter vanilla and carob suggestions in a gently drying finish.

Review Date: Oct 2014

Price: $14.50/12 ounces

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Delicate yet richly complex. Roasted cacao nib, sandalwood, blood orange, narcissus, an herby hint of oregano in aroma and cup. Sweetly and gently brisk acidity; light though silky mouthfeel. Cacao nib and sandalwood carry into a crisp finish.

Review Date: Oct 2014

Price: $14.25/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Sweetly and gently brisk. Brown sugar, almond, honeysuckle, peach, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Delicate, brisk acidity; very lightly silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around peach and cacao nib in a quiet finish.

Review Date: Sep 2014

Price: $14.85/12 ounces

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Evaluated as espresso. Intense; sweetly and roundly bright. Crisply nut-toned chocolate and very sweet, very zesty, very complex citrus (tangerine, lemon) in aroma and small cup. Relatively light in body but surprisingly syrupy in mouthfeel. The bright, fresh citrus carries into a very rich finish and dominates pleasingly in three parts milk; think lemon tart with a rounding suggestion of chocolate.

Review Date: Sep 2014

Price: $14.85/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Bright, honeyish, sweetly complex. Honey; fresh, ripe lemon and tangerine; citrus flowers; a hint of roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Gently bright, lyric acidity; syrupy, buoyant mouthfeel. Citrus and flowers in particular carry into a rich, gently drying finish.

Review Date: Jul 2014

Price: $19.95/12 ounces

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Elegantly dry but deeply sweet. Lavender-like flowers, blackberry, strawberry, dark chocolate, black sage in aroma and cup. Briskly dry but very sweet acidity; syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Chocolate and flowers carry into a long, resonant finish.

Review Date: Jul 2014

Price: $16.85/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Delicate, very sweet, complexly floral-toned. Honey, lavender, freesia, roasted cacao nib, lemon drop in aroma and cup. Crisp, vivacious acidity; light, very silky mouthfeel.

Review Date: Jul 2014

Price: $19.95/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Brisk, bright, citrusy. Tangerine and grapefruit citrus, rounded and sweetened by a background chocolate and a hint of flowers in aroma and small cup. Lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a richly tart though smooth finish. Continued bright and citrusy in three parts milk: a vivacious lemony chocolate, slightly drying.

Review Date: Jul 2014

Price: $14.55/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Soft, sweet, lively. Cane sugar, prairie flowers, honeydew melon in aroma and cup. Round, balanced acidity; plush, gently buoyant mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but lasts in a sweet-toned, rich finish.

Review Date: Jul 2014

Price: $14.75/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Very sweet, delicately rich. Cane sugar, lilac, hazelnut, fresh-cut oak, a hint of honeydew-melon-like fruit in aroma and cup. Bright, juicy acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Floral and fruit hints in particular carry into a quiet, balanced finish.

Review Date: Jun 2014

Price: $16.50/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Intense, sweetly complex, dramatic. Honey, jasmine, peach, mango, a crisp hint of roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Buoyant, lyric acidity; silky, lively mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but rings on and on in a very long finish.

Review Date: Jun 2014

Price: $16.50/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Intense, brightly sweet, deep. Honey, lilac, complex fruit (blood orange, mango, passion fruit), roasted cacao nib in aroma and small cup. Very smooth, silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a tartly drying but very sweet finish. Three parts milk rounds the cacao-nib and fruit to a rich, fruit-saturated chocolate.

Review Date: Apr 2014

Price: $14.25/12 ounces

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Delicately and sweetly pungent. Cane sugar, chocolate, flowers, peach, a hint of fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Crisp, quiet acidity; light, very silky mouthfeel. Rather drying in the short finish, though sweetness and flavor carry into the long.

Review Date: Apr 2014

Price: $14.25/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Deep, round, quietly complex. Banana, crisp dark chocolate, blood orange, flowers in aroma and small cup. Lightly but distinctly syrupy mouthfeel; citrus and chocolate carry into a gently rich finish. Flavor notes round but persist with some nuance in three parts milk.

Review Date: Apr 2014

Price: $15.75/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Crisply sweet and versatile, with a wide-ranging complexity. Pineapple-like fruit, dusk-blooming flowers, buttery chocolate, musk in aroma and cup. Lightly but distinctly syrupy mouthfeel. Crisp and chocolaty in the finish. Turns very sweet in three parts milk: buttery chocolate and pineapple.

Review Date: Mar 2014

Price: $19.25/12 ounces

Top 30 Coffees of 2014 - No. 3

Intense, lush, remarkable. Honey, lilac-like flowers, star fruit, roasted cacao nib, and a deep, grapey, brandy-like note in aroma and cup. Honey and flowers in particular carry into a sweet-toned, resonant finish.