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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: Apr 2014

Price: $17.99/12 ounces

Top 30 Coffees of 2014 - No. 10

Crisply lush, extravagant. Dark chocolate, jasmine-like flowers, brandy, honey, layered fruit notes: kiwi, mango, banana. Sweetly tart, vivacious acidity; syrupy but lively mouthfeel. Long, resonant, flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: Feb 2014

Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Pungent, deep, low-toned. Dark chocolate, grape, fresh-cut oak, a hint of flowers in aroma and cup. Round, backgrounded acidity; full, hefty mouthfeel. Sweet, crisply chocolaty finish.

Review Date: Dec 2013

Price: $13.99/8 ounces

Intense, elegant. Mint, lilac-like flowers, dark chocolate, pungent juniper berry in aroma and cup. Sweetly brisk, complexly expressed acidity; lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Chocolate in particular carries into a rich though drying finish.

Review Date: Nov 2013

Price: $17.99

Top 30 Coffees of 2013 - #22

Juicy, sweetly bright. Blood orange, lily-like flowers, dark chocolate, minty black currant in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet, perfectly balanced acidity; silky, lively mouthfeel. Hints of mint, orange and flowers carry into a richly drying finish.

Review Date: Nov 2013

Price: $16.99/12 ounces

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Crisply rich, honey-toned. Honey, roasted cacao nib, wisteria-like flowers, ripe apple, a hint of cumin-like spice in aroma and cup. Roundly tart, juicy acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The apple-like fruit in particular carries into a simple but rich finish.

Review Date: Oct 2013

Price: $17.99/12 ounces

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Intense, deep, pungent. Black currant, dark chocolate, almond, honeysuckle in aroma and cup. Powerful, luxuriously lyrical acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor simplifies but lingers in a resonantly dry finish.

Review Date: Oct 2013

Price: $25.00/8 ounces

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Rich and engaging. Nut-toned chocolate, black cherry, fresh-cut cedar, rose-like flowers in aroma and cup. Crisp acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. The floral note in particular carries into a quiet, resonantly balanced finish.

Review Date: Oct 2013

Price: $16.00/12 ounces

Intensely brandy- and chocolate-toned. Dark chocolate, blueberry, pineapple, brandy in aroma and cup. Roundly bright, juicy acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. The chocolate and brandy notes in particular persist in a surprisingly clean, sweet finish.

Review Date: Sep 2013

Price: $19.99/8 ounces

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Sweetly tart, guava-like fruit tones run through the profile from nose to finish. Oak, nut-toned cocoa and floral complications. Soft, rounded acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Gentle, lively, even juicy finish.

Review Date: Sep 2013

Price: $16.99/12 ounces

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Intense, exhilarating in aroma and cup: complex flowers – lavender, honeysuckle – bergamot-like citrus, crisp roasted cacao nib. Brisk acidity; very silky mouthfeel. Sweet though drying finish.

Review Date: Sep 2013

Price: $16.75/12 ounces

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Rich, deep, bittersweet. Honey, bitter orange, lavender, green grape in aroma and cup, where a savory/salty edge complicates the structure. Round but brisk acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a crisply drying finish.

Review Date: Sep 2013

Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Deeply pungent. Apricot, cedar, nut, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Round, richly bittersweet acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Apricot and chocolate in particular carry into a long, resonant finish.

Review Date: Aug 2013

Price: $35.00/8 ounces

Delicate but intense. Roundly and sweetly pungent in aroma and cup: dark chocolate, hazelnut, fresh-cut fir, apricot-like fruit. Gentle but lyrically lively acidity; silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a lightly drying finish.

Review Date: Jul 2013

Price: $14.00/12 ounces

Deep, savory/sweet. Dark chocolate, fresh-cut cedar, plum, hints of rose and perhaps thyme in aroma and small cup. Full, lightly syrupy mouthfeel; clean, rich and, chocolate-toned in the finish. In three parts milk a complexly expressed, plummy dark chocolate dominates.

Review Date: May 2013

Price: $17.75/12 ounces

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Subtle and surprising in its complexity. Hazelnut, minty orange, milk chocolate, and a hint of a clean, bourbon-like whisky. Balanced, sweetly tart acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate and nut in particular sustain in a long, drying but sweet finish.

Review Date: Mar 2013

Price: $19.99/12 ounces

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Intensely aromatic, finely structured. Orange- and papaya-like fruit notes, dark chocolate, crisply lush floral notes in aroma and cup. Bright, balanced acidity; syrupy but lively mouthfeel. Sweet but drying in the short finish, with a chocolate note that rings on far into the long.

Review Date: Mar 2013

Price: $16.99/8 ounces

Gentle, balanced, quietly complex. Honey, dark chocolate, pungent fir, orange zest in aroma and cup. Delicate, lively acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Sweet, lightly flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: Mar 2013

Price: $17.75/12 ounces

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Sweet, pungent, complex. Night-blooming flowers, a sweetness half way between honey and molasses, fresh-cut cedar, grapefruity citrus in aroma and cup. Lively, bright, though balanced acidity; delicate, buoyant mouthfeel. Rich, grapefruity tartness carries into a long, resonant finish.

Review Date: Feb 2013

Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Sweetly crisp, unusual and striking flavor and aroma. Pecan, chocolate, black-cherry-like fruit in aroma and cup, moist pipe tobacco in aroma. Quiet but lively acidity; silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates and sweetness persists in a balanced finish.

Review Date: Dec 2012

Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Crisp yet lush. Honey, roasted cocoa nib, ripe blueberry, a hint of savory herb in aroma and cup. Balanced, richly bright acidity; lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Flavor quiets and consolidates in a roundly sweet finish.