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We found 56 reviews of coffees and espressos roasted in greater Washington DC. 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 2019

Price: $13.99/12 ounces

Red Rooster Coffee Roaster logo

Evaluated as espresso. Richly sweet, fruit-toned and chocolaty. Dark chocolate, dried cherry, fresh-cut fir, almond blossom, molasses in aroma and small cup. Full, satiny-smooth mouthfeel; flavor-saturated finish driven by chocolate and stone fruit notes. This blend sings in milk, elevating notes of both cherry and chocolate in lasting vibrancy.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $17.99/12 ounces

Red Rooster Coffee Roaster logo

Evaluated as espresso. Dark chocolate, tangerine zest, black cherry, cedar, violet in aroma and small cup. Viscous, satiny mouthfeel; crisply sweet-tart finish. Chocolate and citrus zest are pleasingly amplified in three parts milk, with notes of black cherry and violet-like flowers carrying into the long finish.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $19.49/12 ounces

Red Rooster Coffee Roaster logo

Deeply sweet, elegantly fruit-forward. Raw honey, blackberry, sandalwood, lilac, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with gentle, rounded acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish centers around blackberry and sandalwood notes, with honey as a long throughline.

Review Date: Dec 2018

Price: $17.99/12 ounces

Red Rooster Coffee Roaster logo

Delicately floral and fruit-toned. Honeysuckle, honeydew melon, lemon verbena, roasted cacao nib, frankincense in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with playful, bright acidity; full, satiny mouthfeel. The richly sweet finish consolidates to cocoa-toned honeysuckle and melon.

Review Date: Dec 2018

Price: $17.99/12 ounces

Red Rooster Coffee Roaster logo

Delicately opulent. Honey, lemon blossom, cocoa, fresh pipe tobacco, a hint of roasted nut in aroma and cup. Very sweet, gently crisp in structure; buoyant, almost levitating in mouthfeel. Quietly resonant, cocoa-toned in the finish.

Review Date: Dec 2018

Price: $16.99/12 ounces

Red Rooster Coffee Roaster logo

Balanced, richly sweet, tart and savory. Fine musk, dried hibiscus flowers, perique (fermented) pipe tobacco, candy cap mushroom, apricot in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart-savory structure with punchy acidity; lightly creamy, viscous mouthfeel. The rich-toned finish centers around apricot and umami-redolent notes akin to candy cap mushroom.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $19.99/12 ounces

Red Rooster Coffee Roaster logo

Delicate, crisply fruit-toned. Concord grape, almond nougat, honeysuckle, bay leaf, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with rounded acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Notes of Concord grape take center stage in the finish, supported by sweet floral and nut tones.

Review Date: Sep 2018

Price: $14.75/12 ounces

Top 30 Coffees of 2018 - No. 4

Deeply rich, sweet-savory, nuanced and layered. Dried mango, scent of fresh cigar, lemon verbena, pink grapefruit zest, wisteria-like flowers in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweetly savory structure with a crisp yet syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish maintains all of the complexity of the cup.

Review Date: Sep 2018

Price: $19.95/12 ounces

Lexington Coffee Roasters

Delicate, crisply sweet-tart. Lime zest, baker’s chocolate, plum, fresh-cut fir, a hint of apple brandy in aroma and cup. Richly bittersweet structure with brisk acidity; full, satiny mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to notes of lime zest and aromatic wood, with a whisper of fruit-toned sweet ferment.

Review Date: Jul 2018

Price: $18.99/12 ounces

Red Rooster Coffee Roaster logo

Elegant, intricately rich. Lemon verbena, raw honey, mango, star jasmine, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Vibrantly sweet-tart in structure with juicy acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. The crisp, cocoa-toned finish consolidates to notes of lemon verbena and jasmine.

Review Date: Jul 2018

Price: $18.49/12 ounces

Red Rooster Coffee Roaster logo

Evaluated as espresso. Deeply sweet, richly tart. Lilac, cocoa powder, watermelon candy, grapefruit zest, cedar in aroma and small cup. Crisp, velvety mouthfeel; resonant, long finish that opens with watermelon and concludes with pink grapefruit zest, with cocoa and lilac ranged between. In three parts milk, nicely balanced cocoa and floral tones.

Review Date: Apr 2018

Price: $16.49/12 ounces

Red Rooster Coffee Roaster logo

Evaluated as espresso. Bright, richly sweet-tart. Raspberry jam, hazelnut butter, baker’s chocolate, lilac, a hint of bourbon barrel in aroma and small cup. Lightly creamy mouthfeel; cocoa-toned finish with notes of raspberry jam and hazelnut. Florals return in three parts milk, with big wisteria-like notes in the short and more sweet-tart raspberry jam in the long.

Review Date: Apr 2018

Price: $16.49/12 ounces

Red Rooster Coffee Roaster logo

Richly sweet, fruit-toned. Raspberry jam, almond butter, rhododendron-like flowers, grappa, cocoa powder in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with fruit-forward acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish consolidates around deep raspberry and cocoa notes, with a heady hint of sweet ferment.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $16.49/12 ounces

Red Rooster Coffee Roasters - No. 30 Coffee of 2018

Richly sweet, floral-toned. Wisteria, roasted cacao nib, almond, caramel, hint of musk in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweetly tart structure with juicy acidity; crisply velvety mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to a pretty cocoa-toned musk in the short, with almond and caramel resurfacing in the long.

Review Date: Jan 2018

Price: $16.99/12 ounces

Red Rooster Coffee Roaster logo

Resonantly fruit-forward, elegant, complex. Honey, dried raspberry, chocolate truffle, aged rum, a hint of marjoram in aroma and cup. Juicy, rich structure with bright, vibrant acidity; full, satiny mouthfeel. A suggestion of sweet marjoram complicates the rich, flavor-saturated finish, which leads with honey and raspberry notes in the short, rounding to chocolate and aged rum in the long.

Review Date: Dec 2017

Price: $14.99/12 ounces

Red Rooster Coffee Roaster logo

Richly sweet, spice-toned. Baker’s chocolate, tangerine zest, clove, date, sandalwood in aroma and cup. High-toned, sweetly tart in structure; plush and syrupy in mouthfeel. The finish centers around cocoa-toned clove notes and deeply sweet fruit in the short, aromatic sandalwood in the long.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: $17.49/12 ounces

Red Rooster Coffee Roaster logo

Delicate, richly and sweetly tart. Dried hibiscus, fine musk, almond, sandalwood, raspberry in aroma and cup. Fruit-toned, deeply sweet structure with gently-expressed acidity; buoyant, satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The crisp, flavor-saturated finish is characterized by sweet-tart fruit and floral tones (raspberry, hibiscus).

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: $16.49/12 ounces

No. 13 Coffee of the Top 30 Coffees of 2017

Evaluated as espresso. Raspberry jam, juniper, dark chocolate, candied tangerine zest, tea rose in aroma and small cup. Lively, syrupy body; flavor-saturated, resonant finish. In cappuccino-scaled milk, notes of raspberry, chocolate, spicy florals, and sweet-toned citrus zest harmonize with balanced complexity.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $16.49/12 ounces

Red Rooster Coffee Roaster logo

Sweetly pungent, richly savory. Dried mulberry, bay leaf, butterscotch, violet, Meyer lemon zest in aroma and cup. Delicate, sweet-savory structure; buoyant, silky mouthfeel. Floral tones and notes of dried berries lead the resonant finish in the short, rounding to butterscotch with herbaceous undertones in the long.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $17.99/12 ounces

Red Rooster Coffee Roaster logo

High-toned, complex, richly sweet. Nougat, strawberry guava, roasted cacao nib, honeysuckle, myrrh in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet structure with juicy acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Strawberry guava, crisply sweet-tart, carries the short finish; richly drying roasted cacao nib with hints of honeysuckle resonante in the long.