We publish coffee tasting reports on specific topics at the beginning of each month. The cupping for these tasting reports occurs in the prior month. The editorial calendar for 2021 appears 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.
|January 2021||Top Coffees from 2020 by Category||No submissions|
|February 2021||Single-Farm Colombia Coffees*||January 3-10|
|March 2021||Cause Coffees (coffees that raise funds for charitable causes or COVID relief)||February 3-10|
|April 2021||Spring Fever: Coffees Roasted in North American Beach and Coastal Communities||March 3-10|
|May 2021||Hybrid Processing Experiments: Anaerobic, Carbonic Maceration Fermented Natural*||April 3-10|
|June 2021||African Great Lakes Coffees (Rwanda, DRC, Uganda, Burundi, Malawi, Tanzania)||May 3-20|
|July 2021||Summer Refreshers: RTD Canned and Bottled Black Coffees (no sweeteners, milk, or CBD)||June 3-10|
|August 2021||Classic Darker-Roasted Espresso Blends*||June 28 – July 5|
|September 2021||Coffees from Guatemala||August 3-10|
|October 2021||Coffees from Yemen||September 3-10|
|November 2021||Geishas Not from Panama||October 3-15|
|Top 30 Sample Deadline||No tasting report. Samples for commissioned reviews due November 5.||Friday, November 5|
|December 2021||Top 30 Coffees of 2021 – Countdown and Report||No submissions; deadline for consideration is Nov. 5, 2021|
* Limit of one sample submission per roaster