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We found 195 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: Apr 2014

Price: $14.25/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

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.

Review Date: Feb 2014

Price: $15.99/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Distinctive, exotic. Complex fruit-mash sweetness (blueberry, strawberry, kiwi), pungent juniper, roasted cacao nib and jasmine in aroma and cup. Rich, round acidity; silky mouthfeel. Flavor surges in the short finish, fades, then rings on in the long.

Review Date: Sep 2013

Price: $13.99/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Rich, pungently sweet, complex. Sandalwood, buttery dark chocolate, blackberry, guava, lush night-blooming flowers in aroma and cup. Roundly and deeply tart acidity; velvety mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but rings on in a long, resonant finish.

Review Date: Aug 2013

Price: $12.99/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Quiet, subtly original. A pleasant, starchy caramel sweetness, fresh-cut wood, fir perhaps, with hints of citrus and rose-like flowers in aroma and cup. Roundly and gently tart acidity; silky mouthfeel. Flavor carries quietly into a sweet, balanced finish.

Review Date: Aug 2013

Price: $12.99/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Quietly rich, savory-sweet. Vanilla, dark chocolate, black sage, tart raspberry, sweet butter in aroma and more pungently in the cup. Tart but richly rounded acidity; smooth, lively mouthfeel. The finish is crisp with aromatic black sage in the long.

Review Date: Aug 2013

Price: $14.99/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Rich, resonantly juicy. The aroma is crisp but relatively quiet: black currant, lavender, dark chocolate. But in the cup the aromatics swell with symphonic complexity over a structure simultaneously dry and sweetly juicy: flowers range from crisp lavender to spicy rose to lush lilac; the chocolate is fudgy and nutty with hints of savory spice. Deeply vibrant acidity; silky mouthfeel. Flavor carries far into the finish with remarkable depth and persistence.

Review Date: Jul 2013

Price: $15.99/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Crisply juicy, precious. Sweet ripe lemon, blackberry, black currant, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Luxurious, lively acidity; silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but maintains complexity and intensity in a long, rich finish.

Review Date: Jun 2013

Price: $14.99/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Lushly floral and brightly fruit-toned. Jasmine, raspberry, lime, crisp roasted cacao nib in aroma and small cup. Light, silky mouthfeel; sweet, richly drying finish. In three parts milk the cacao notes fatten to a dry chocolate, the tart fruit ripens and rounds.

Review Date: Jun 2013

Price: $14.99/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Crisply lush, juicy. Distinct lavender notes, honey, fresh-cut fir, white grape, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Delicately bright, juicy acidity; lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. The finish is richly and deeply flavor saturated, though slightly drying in long.

Review Date: Jun 2013

Price: $13.99/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Delicately earthy and tartly fruit-toned. Fresh-cut cedar, chocolate, green grape, plum with a hint of flowers in aroma and cup. Bright, lively acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a sweet, rich, slightly drying finish.

Review Date: May 2013

Price: $14.99/12 ounces

Top 30 Coffees of 2013 - #4

Richly and tartly sweet, exotic, complex. Orange, honey and butter in aroma and cup, supported by a crisp backgrounded earth note. Round, gently tart acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor carries virtually intact into a long, ringing finish.

Review Date: Apr 2013

Price: $12.99/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Round, crisply sweet, balanced. Dark chocolate, hazelnut, fresh-cut cedar, bourbon-whisky-like hint in aroma and small cup. Full, syrupy mouthfeel. Dark chocolate dominates in a buttery, richly drying finish. Tartly chocolaty with an almost floral vanilla complication in two parts milk.

Review Date: Feb 2013

Price: $12.99/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Pungent cedar, savory-sweet melon, orange zest, hints of raisin and night-blooming flowers in aroma and cup. Impressively syrupy mouthfeel. A decidedly tart acidity settles down in a very sweet finish.

Review Date: Feb 2013

Price: $14.99/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Lush, crisply juicy. Lavish, complex floral notes matrixed in ripe, lemony citrus, chocolate, a pungent hint of cedar. Sweetly bright, lively acidity; silky mouthfeel. Long, flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: Feb 2013

Price: $13.99/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Crisply sweet, quietly complex. Chocolate, night-blooming flowers, vanilla, raspberry-like fruit in aroma and cup. Tart but juicy acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but carries well into a rich, long finish.

Review Date: Feb 2013

Price: $13.99/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Richly tart yet profoundly sweet. Raspberry-toned dark chocolate, orange or tangerine marmalade, crisp cedar, a hint of flowers in aroma and small cup. Full, buttery mouthfeel. Flavor rounds without losing its complexity or sweetly tart authority in two- to four-parts milk.

Review Date: Feb 2013

Price: $12.99/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Pungent, deep, richly tart. Dark chocolate, apricot, roasted nut, orangy cedar in aroma and small cup. Full, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a resonant finish. Dominates two parts milk; perhaps shows best in four parts or taller milk, which rounds the tart pungency and better develops the sweetness in the chocolate.