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We found 130 reviews of coffees and espressos roasted in greater San Diego, CA. 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: Sep 2016

Price: $19.00/12 ounces

Delicate; quietly intricate. Lemon verbena, almond blossom, fresh-cut cedar, raisin, anise in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet acidity; lightly satiny mouthfeel. The crisp, gently drying finish opens with citrus in the short, with anise and cedar in the long.

Review Date: Sep 2016

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Quietly sweet, nut-toned. Dried apricot, almond, fresh-cut fir, cocoa powder, a hint of white pepper in aroma and cup. Brisk, balanced acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The crisp, gently drying finish centers on aromatic wood notes complicated by suggestions of cocoa and white pepper.

Review Date: Sep 2016

Price: $20.99/12 ounces

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Delicately intense, tropically sweet. Coconut, pistachio, sandalwood, plumeria, dried mango in aroma and cup. Balanced, juicy acidity. Round, plushly syrupy mouthfeel. The long, resonant finish is saturated with all of the flavor notes from the cup, in particular plumeria and coconut, which ring on and on.

Review Date: Aug 2016

Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Brightly sweet, crisp. Grapefruit zest, lily, cinnamon, blackcurrant, vanilla in aroma and cup. Lively, juicy acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The rich, deep finish is alive with lily and vanilla suggestions; blackcurrant and grapefruit zest come forward in the long.

Review Date: Aug 2016

Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Sweetly nut-toned, original. Lavender, walnut, black peppercorn, date, cocoa powder in aroma and cup. Gentle, crisp acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Piquant, sweet lavender, cocoa powder and date are together supported by walnut in the rich, deeply layered finish.

Review Date: Aug 2016

Price: $20.99/12 ounces

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Delicate, sweetly earth-toned. Pink grapefruit, frankincense, pipe tobacco, orchid, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Juicy, richly tart acidity; silky-smooth mouthfeel. The finish is orchestral: pink grapefruit, pipe tobacco, cacao nib, with a hint of sweet orchid in the very long.

Review Date: Aug 2016

Price: $20.99/12 ounces

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Crisply sweet, delicate. Roasted hazelnut, maple syrup, plum, fresh-cut fir, fine musk in aroma and cup. Briskly sweet acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Plum and musk lead in the gently drying finish, with roasted hazelnut in the long.

Review Date: Aug 2016

Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Deeply and sweetly pungent. Dark chocolate, apple, fresh-cut cedar, cherry blossom in aroma and cup. Crisp, juicy acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Cherry blossom and cedar dominate in the gently drying finish.

Review Date: May 2016

Price: $16.00/12 ounces

Complex, sweetly rich. Blueberry, redwood, grapefruit blossom, roasted cacao nib, faint jasmine in aroma and cup. Tartly sweet, juicy acidity; buoyant, satiny mouthfeel. Blueberry and hazelnut carry the dry though flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: Apr 2016

Price: $50.00/8 ounces

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Crisply sweet, deeply nuanced and cocoa-toned. Almond butter, cocoa, bergamot, jasmine in aroma and cup. Lyrical acidity, juicy and buoyant; light but plush, silky mouthfeel. Bergamot and almond notes persist in the resonant, flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: Apr 2016

Price: $28.00/16 ounces

Dynamically sweet, deeply rich. Lavender, pistachio, sweet paprika, baker’s chocolate, dried persimmon in aroma and cup. Sweetly crisp, lilting acidity; lightly satiny mouthfeel. The long resonant finish is bittersweet (lavender), nut-toned (pistachio), with a chocolate throughline and hints of sweet paprika.

Review Date: Mar 2016

Price: $19.00/12 ounces

Sweetly pungent, chocolate toned. Blood orange, sandalwood, jasmine, dark chocolate, almond paste in aroma and small cup. Silky mouthfeel; nut and fruit notes persist in the finish. Fills out three parts milk with a complex range of chocolate, fruit and nut suggestions.

Review Date: Mar 2016

Price: $19.00/12 ounces

Delicate, sweetly spicy. Lime zest, frankincense, dried mango, roasted cacao nib, jasmine in aroma and cup. Juicy, sweetly tart acidity; smooth, silky mouthfeel. Lime zest and roasted cacao nib carry into the clean, resonant finish.

Review Date: Mar 2016

Price: $14.00/12 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Deeply savory/sweet, floral-toned. Apricot, cedar, dark chocolate, a hint of lush narcissus in aroma and small cup. Creamy, light mouthfeel. Nut and rosemary notes surface, complicating the cedar in the savory, slightly tart finish. The herby cedar lingers in three parts milk, and apricot resurfaces.

Review Date: Nov 2015

Price: $48.00/8 ounces

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Delicate, crisply sweet, honey-rounded. Plum blossom, apple, lemon verbena and pistachio in aroma and cup. Juicy, balanced and seductive acidity; lightly satiny mouthfeel. Lemon verbena saturates the crisply dry finish.

Review Date: Nov 2015

Price: $17.00/8 ounces

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Invitingly fruity and nutty. Blood orange, almond brittle, Darjeeling, sassafras in aroma and cup. Juicy and buoyant acidity; full, velvety mouthfeel. Almond and sassafras carry far into the finish.

Review Date: Nov 2015

Price: $18.00/16 ounces

Unusual, exotic pungency; richly tart, juicy acidity. Notes of violet, white sage, apricot and tobacco in aroma and cup. Lively, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Crisp, richly drying finish.

Review Date: Oct 2015

Price: $15.00/8 ounces

Sweet, massively intricate. Richly complex floral notes, candied walnut, baker’s chocolate, papaya, more in aroma and cup. Brisk yet juicy acidity; plump, satiny mouthfeel. Rich, gently flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: Oct 2015

Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Coffee Review's No. 15 coffee of 2015

Evaluated as espresso. Sweet-toned, round, deep. Dark chocolate, roasted almond, ripe fig, lily, oak. Full, syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate and fig in particular carry into a resonant, balanced finish. Fills out three parts milk with authority: more rounded fig, chocolate and lily.

Review Date: Oct 2015

Price: $16.00/12 ounces

Pungently sweet and floral-toned. Baker’s chocolate, plum, honeysuckle, almond, a hint of licorice root in aroma and cup. Crisp, delicately floral-leaning acidity; light, silky mouthfeel. Rather short but layered, gently flavor-saturated finish.