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We found 791 coffees and espressos that earned an outstanding score of 94 points or higher. The reviews below appear in reverse chronological order by review date. Older reviews may no longer accurately reflect current versions of the same coffee.

Review Date: Dec 2018

Price: $16.99/12 ounces

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: Dec 2018

Price: $24.00/6 ounces

Complex, multi-faceted, spice-toned. Dahlia-like flowers, bergamot, almond, vanilla, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with balanced, bright acidity; delicate, silky-smooth mouthfeel. Bergamot and vanilla-toned cocoa carry the quiet, balanced finish.

Review Date: Dec 2018

Price: $18.00/8 ounces

Rich-toned, resonantly floral. Wisteria, myrrh, almond nougat, lemon curd, dried cherry in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with zesty, bright acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish leads with tart lemon curd and cherry notes, followed by deep wisteria with an undercurrent of almond.

Review Date: Dec 2018

Price: $30.00/250 grams

Elegantly rich, decadently fruit-toned. Dark chocolate, raspberry liqueur, frankincense, freesia-like flowers, almond brittle in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet in structure with vibrant acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish is long and saturated with all of the flavors and aromas of the cup.

Review Date: Dec 2018

Price: $45.00/8 ounces

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Crisply floral and sweetly herb-toned. Dark chocolate, lavender, dried pear, tangerine zest, frankincense in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart in structure with lively, expansive acidity; crisp, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to pretty notes of lavender and dark chocolate, with a hint of tangerine zest.

Review Date: Dec 2018

Price: $54.00/12 ounces

Willoughby's Coffee & Tea Logo

Crisp yet very sweet, delicately intricate. Lavender, lemon zest, apple, walnut, fresh pipe tobacco in aroma and cup. In structure massively sweet, gently tart; light, velvety, lively mouthfeel. Apple, lemon and fresh tobacco notes saturate a quiet, lightly drying finish.

Review Date: Dec 2018

Price: NT $300/8 ounces

Crisply delicate yet resonantly deep. Blackberry, tea rose, clover flower, grapefruit zest, musk in aroma and cup. In structure intensely tart yet very sweet, with a slight deepening savory edge. Light and silky in mouthfeel. Superb finish: sweet, flavor-saturated, long, intact in aromatics and structure.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $26.00/12 ounces

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Spice-toned, deep, resonant. Dried persimmon, perique (fermented) tobacco, cinnamon, dark chocolate, gardenia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with engagingly citrusy acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish leads with dried persimmon and dark chocolate, followed by pipe tobacco and cinnamon.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $44.95/8 ounces

Top 30 Coffees of 2018 - No. 1 Coffee of the Year

Enchantingly rich, intensely floral, unique. Dried black cherry, tea rose, Cognac, chocolate fudge, gently scorched almond wood in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet-savory in structure with crisp, apple-toned acidity; plump, syrupy mouthfeel. Exceptionally long finish that carries over all the aroma and flavor notes from the cup, plus an umami intrigue akin to candied bacon.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $19.95/12 ounces

Lexington Coffee Roasters

Elegant, complexly sweet, umami-toned. Narcissus, ripe tomato, date, almond butter, cocoa powder in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory in structure with bright, juicy acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The long, resounding finish carries through on the complex promise of the cup.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: NT $300/227 grams

Evaluated as espresso. Richly floral-toned, elegant, balanced. Watermelon, pink grapefruit zest, Nutella, sandalwood, tiger lily in aroma and small cup. Syrupy-smooth mouthfeel; long, flavor-saturated finish. Sweet cocoa and hazelnut tones are elevated in three parts milk, with continuing floral resonance.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $16.25/10 ounces

Shop at Branch Street Coffee Roasters

Complexly layered, deeply sweet-savory. Watermelon, fresh-cut pine, roasted cacao nib, lemon verbena, freesia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with juicy, bright acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidates to notes of watermelon and cacao nib, supported by rich fresh-cut pine.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $70.00/8 ounces

Dragonfly Coffee Roasters Logo

Delicate, vibrant, richly tart. Passionfruit, roasted cacao nib, sandalwood, star jasmine, bergamot zest in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart in structure with juicy, bright acidity; buoyant, silky mouthfeel. The long, flavor-saturated finish is redolent with notes of passionfruit, star jasmine and cacoa nib.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $45.00/8 ounces

Dragonfly Coffee Roasters Logo

Rich, high-toned, sweetly herbaceous. Lemon verbena, roasted almond, black cherry, narcissus, black peppercorn in aroma and cup. Savory-sweet structure with high-toned, lively acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish leads with black cherry and narcissus in the short, with notes of almond and peppercorn in the long, and an undercurrent of lemon verbena throughout.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: NT $1450/8 ounces

Complex, sweetly tart, spice-toned. Peach, fine musk, toffee, macadamia nut, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with vibrant, juicy acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The elegant, lingering finish centers around notes of peach, toffee and fine musk, all cocoa-toned.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $21.00/12 ounces

Top 30 Coffees of 2018 - No. 8

Complexly layered with sweet-savory depth. Wisteria, hop flowers, candied grapefruit zest, black cherry, pistachio butter in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory structure with gentle, rounded acidity; viscous, syrupy mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish is a mirror of the cup, carrying through on the coffee’s savory-sweet resonance.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $19.95/12 ounces

Klatch Coffee logo

High-toned, crisply sweet. Mango, halvah, fine musk, freesia, dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with bright, juicy acidity; plump, velvety mouthfeel. The lingering, resonant finish carries through on the vivacious, complex promise of the cup.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $16.25/10 ounces

Top 30 Coffees of 2018 - No. 25

Vibrant, rich-toned, sweetly-tart. Tart berry, roasted cacao nib, crisp, bittersweet hop flowers, sandalwood, agave syrup in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with engaging, juicy acidity; syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The savory-leaning finish is driven by hop flowers, with cocoa nib as another throughline supporting the dried fruit and spicy aromatic wood notes.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $75.00/8 ounces

Dragonfly Coffee Roasters Logo

Rich, resonant, high-toned. Lychee, lilac, chocolate fudge, frankinense, tamarind in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with juicy, bright acidity; plush, syrupy-smoooth mouthfeel. The lingering finish is flavor-saturated, making good on the promise of the cup’s deep sweetness.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $45.00/8 ounces

Dragonfly Coffee Roasters Logo

Crisp, elegantly sweet, rich-toned. Dried mango, hazelnut butter, hibiscus, fresh-cut cedar, brown sugar in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet-tart structure with vibrant acidity; viscous, satiny mouthfeel. The finish leads with dried mango and hazelnut in the short, hibiscus and cedar returning in the long.