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We found 193 reviews of coffees and espressos roasted in greater Minneapolis, MN. 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 2010

Price: $18.00/12 oz.

Rich, juicy and tartly sweet. Complex floral and fruit notes in aroma and cup: dusk flowers, black currant, dried berries, stone fruit. Sustained fruit-laced and bright-toned acidity that does not overwhelm or distract. Flavors soften and simplify in the finish.

Review Date: May 2010

Price: $13.00/12 oz.

Evaluated as espresso. Rich, sweet aroma with toast and caramel notes and a smoky suggestion. In the small cup syrupy body and deep, softly pungent flavors of dark chocolate, raisin and aromatic wood. The chocolate turns bittersweet in a slightly astringent finish, but the flavors soften again in two parts milk, blooming nicely while maintaining their complexity and authority.

Review Date: May 2010

Price: $14.00/12 oz.

A deep natural sweetness sustains every aspect of this coffee, from aroma through finish. Distinct fresh-cut fir in the aroma with hints of molasses and flowering grass. In the cup sweetly bright acidity, silky mouthfeel, and a complex set of flavors: brandyish fruit (grapefruit, ripe lemon, berry), cocoaish milk chocolate, molasses. Settles into a lemony chocolate in the long, rich finish.

Review Date: Apr 2010

Price: $11.00/12 oz.

Evaluated as espresso. Honey-sweet aroma with notes of aromatic wood, dark chocolate, raisin. In the small cup full mouthfeel and a deeper rendition of dark chocolate and raisin; hints of floral and citrus brightness. Long, resonant, flavor-saturated finish. Unusually complex in two parts milk, with notes ranging from milk chocolate to dry walnut.

Review Date: Apr 2010

Price: $12.00 / 12 oz.

High-toned aroma combining elements of juicy, almost floral fruit with more pungent nuance of grapefruit, raisin and brandy. In the cup, distinctly lively acidity with continued sweetly pungent fruit, particularly a floral-edged white grape. Sweet finishing; hints of flavor reemerge in the long.

Review Date: Mar 2010

Price: $17 / 12 oz.

Fruit-nectar-like aroma with suggestions of peach, flowers, honey and perhaps sweet white wines such as Gewurztraminer. Lush acidity, medium to full body, silky mouthfeel and juicy, fermenty fruit flavors carrying from aroma into cup: lemon, dried berries, tangerine, cherry, balanced by a pungent hint of aromatic wood. Flavors soften in the finish but linger with a complex balance of sweet and savory.

Review Date: Mar 2010

Price: $13 / 12 oz.

Rich aroma: flowers, nut, a hint of citrus. In the cup crisply sweet acidity, silky mouthfeel, deep floral flavor complicated by pungent dry berry and grapefruit-like citrus. Pure finish: very sweet, very long.

Review Date: Mar 2010

Price: $25 / 12 oz.

Intense aromatically; notes suggesting baking bread, blueberry, sour cherry, prune. In the cup tangy bright-toned acidity, silky mouthfeel and elegantly round, sugary sweet suggestions of flowers, complex fruit, honey, toast. The sweet toast note lingers long into the finish.

Review Date: Jan 2010

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Crisp, sweetly pungent aroma: tart berry, lemon, nut, aromatic wood. In the cup delicately rich acidity, silky mouthfeel. Continued tart yet lushly sweet berry notes with a hint of earth complicate the aromatic wood notes. Long, flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: Jan 2010

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Aroma and flavor display intense, pungent pine and cedar wood with soft hints of earth, cocoa and grapefruit. Balanced acidity, medium to full body. The flavor characteristics are sustained in the long, dry finish.

Review Date: Dec 2009

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A rich, balanced lighter-roasted cup. Complex aroma: tart, cherryish coffee fruit, milk chocolate, honey, a hint of flowers. In the cup wine-like acidity, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The coffee fruit notes are complicated by a slightly savory, spice-like nuance. Simplifies slightly in a cleanly rich finish.

Review Date: Dec 2009

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The edge of fruit ferment typical of this style of dry-processed coffee richly complicates the profile. Sweet cherryish fruit, distinct brandy-like notes and a hint of chocolate in the aroma. In the cup quietly vibrant acidity, full mouthfeel, continued rich brandy and chocolate notes with a suggestion of lemon. All carry into a surprisingly clean, balanced but deep finish.

Review Date: Nov 2009

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Sweetly pungent fruit and fresh earth notes throughout the profile. Crisp and grapefruit-like in the aroma, in the cup rich with moist, just decaying fallen leaves and deeper fruit notes; tart cherry perhaps. Leanish but silky mouthfeel. Very sweet, almost sugary in the flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: Nov 2009

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Balanced aromatically: notes of toast and black currant supported by pungent fir and herb. In the cup intense, penetrating flavors: deep fruit, dusk flowers, baker’s chocolate, aromatic wood. The pungent hints of black currant and herb reemerge in the long, dry finish.

Review Date: Nov 2009

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Sweet aroma combining notes of nut, aromatic wood, and molasses. In the small cup, full body, thick, syrupy mouthfeel, and a complex range of flavors including toast, nut and concentrated fruitiness suggesting raisins and dried cherries. Intense bittersweet chocolate in the finish. The flavor notes persist in two parts milk, sweetening and broadening, turning toward creamy caramel and milk chocolate.

Review Date: Nov 2009

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Round, fruit-forward aroma, with suggestions of berries, desert wine and flowers. Crisp in the small cup, showing intense flavors of apricot, peaches and citrus. The fruity flavors merge and linger in the long, tartly-sweet finish. In two parts milk the complex layers of fruit persist, more nuanced but sweet and distinct.

Review Date: Oct 2009

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Intense flavor and aroma. Rich acidity, silky body, flavor combining sweet grapefruit and tart lime with aromatic wood and flowers. The flavor notes stretch into the long, dry finish.

Review Date: Oct 2009

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Explosive aroma of tangerine and flowers. In the cup smooth mouthfeel, bright-toned yet balanced acidity and an extravagant fruit character with shifting cherry, stone fruit, floral and berry nuance. The fruit and sweetness prevail over a hint of salty astringency in the finish.

Review Date: Oct 2009

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Intensely sweet aroma of caramel, peanut and roasted corn. Heavy body, syrupy mouthfeel, soft acidity, and big, thick flavors of malt, toasted grain and nut with a faint halo of fruit. Long, peanut-buttery sweetness in the finish, turning slightly astringent as the cup cools.

Review Date: Jul 2009

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Co-cupper Andy Newbom (94) admired this pungent yet lushly sweet Bourbon slightly more than Ken (92) did. Certainly Andy found more ways to describe its engaging contrast of lush sweetness and almost savory spice. For Andy “root beer, lemon peel” in the aroma, “fruit leather” in the acidity; a “complex blend of tangerine and cinnamon oil, clarified butter and sweet red pepper rounding into guava and gooseberry” in the cup, plus “hints of cocoa nib.” The finish impressively resolved the pungent/sweet paradox running through the profile: “astoundingly clear and bell-toned” for Andy; “long, sweetly flavor-saturated” for Ken.