2018 Coffee Review Editorial Calendar

In addition to the commissioned review services we offer year-round, we also publish a tasting report each month with reviews of coffees that fit the topic of the month. For these reports, we invite roasters to submit coffees to be cupped by our team free of charge. The editorial calendar for 2018 tasting reports is below. This schedule is subject to change.

The window during which we accept coffees for these review articles is usually the 5th through the 20th of the month prior to publication. For example, we plan to test coffees for the May report during the period of April 5th through 20th.

However, professional travel or other distractions may lead to modifications of the 5th through 20th schedule, so please be sure to let us know in advance when you are sending coffees for article submission by emailing kim@coffeereview.com. We receive many fine coffees for these reports, and a quick email in advance helps us track them and make sure that no coffee is left behind.

Please note: Only the top-scoring coffees will be reviewed in each report. Because of the high volume of submissions we receive, we cannot provide feedback on coffees not included in the monthly report.


Issue Topic Submission Window
January Top 30 Coffees of 2017  No submissions
February The Forgotten Art: Blends from Two or More Origins January 5-20
March Coffees Regularly Priced at $15.00 or Less per 12 Ounces February 5-24
April Coffees Roasted by Women (Inquire for details and criteria) March 5-20
May Pulped Natural and Wet-Processed Brazils April 5-20
June Specialty Coffees of the African Great Lakes Region: Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, DR Congo May 5-20
July Ready-to-Drink Bottled Black Coffees (no additives) June 5-20
August Natural-Process Single-Origin Espressos July 10-20 (testing July 23-24)
Convenience Aspires to Quality: The     
New (and Old) Instants
August 5-20
Coffees from Roasters in the Mountain States: CO, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY
September 5-14
November Coffees from Big-Bean Varieties: Pacamara, Maragogipe, Maracaturra October 5-20
December Holiday Blends 2018 November 9
January 2019  Top 30 Coffees of 2018 No submissions