We generally publish a new coffee or equipment report once per month. We publish coffee tasting reports on specific topics six to eight times per year. The editorial calendar for 2020 coffee tasting reports and coffee equipment reports is below. This schedule is subject to change.
There is no charge for roasters to submit samples for reviews that are published in association with our tasting reports. However, we typically publish reviews only for the top-scoring coffees in each report so only a small percentage of coffees received will be reviewed. Because of the high volume of submissions, we cannot provide feedback on coffees not included in a monthly report.
Coffee Review also offers additional review services for roasters that wish to have their coffees review. Refer to our review services page for more information on getting coffees reviewed. Fees apply for commissioned reviews.
All reviewed coffees throughout the year are considered for possible inclusion in Coffee Review‘s annual Top 30 ranking of the year’s most exciting coffees. In 2020, the deadline for submitting samples for Top 30 consideration is Friday, November 6. The countdown of the Top 30 Coffees of 2020 is scheduled to begin on Friday, November 27, with the Top 5 coffees to be revealed on December 1.
|January||Top 30 Coffees of 2019||No submissions|
|February||Supermarket Single Origins||No submissions|
|March||Equipment Report: Temperature-Controlled Gooseneck Kettles||No submissions|
|April||Northwest States Roasters (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming)||March 1-15|
|May||Great Coffees to Drink When You’re Stuck at Home||No submissions|
|June||Equipment Report: Electric All-Purpose Grinders||No submissions|
|July||Ready-to-Drink Black Coffees in Bottles or Cans (no sweeteners, milk, or CBD)||June 1-15|
|August||Recognizing Black-owned Coffee Companies||July 1-15|
|September||Washed coffees from Central America, no Geishas||August 1-15|
|October||Coffees of Kenya||September 1-15|
|November||Equipment Report: Holiday Coffee Equipment Gift Guide||No submissions|
|November 6 – Top 30 Sample Deadline||No tasting report. Samples for commissioned reviews due November 6.||No tasting report submissions|
|December||Top 30 Coffees of 2020 – Countdown and Report||No submissions; deadline for consideration is Nov. 6, 2020|