Top-Rated Coffees (94+ points)
We found 1474 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.
Price: $14.95/6 ounces
Crisp, balanced, bright. Red currant, thyme, wild honey, cocoa nib, amber in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart with crisp, lively acidity; viscous, almost creamy mouthfeel. Finish is sweetly herbaceous with hints of wild honey.
Richly sweet, deeply savory. Dried persimmon, baking chocolate, hop flowers, myrrh, tarragon in aroma and cup. Savory-sweet structure with gentle, round acidity; very smooth, satiny mouthfeel. The rich, resonant, exceptionally long finish centers around notes of persimmon and chocolate supported by myrrh and tarragon.
Sweetly tart, richly savory. Star jasmine, pink grapefruit zest, ripe blackberry, cocoa nib, toffee in aroma and cup. Brightly tart-savory, complex structure with juicy acidity; plush, very syrupy mouthfeel. Star jasmine and blackberry notes lead in the long, resonant finish.
Price: NT $755/113 grams
Delicate, richly sweet, floral-toned. Star jasmine, raspberry, cocoa nib, maple syrup, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Bright, sweet-tart structure with juicy acidity; plush, satiny mouthfeel. The long finish centers around deep floral and bright berry tones, grounded by cocoa nib.
Price: NT $320/8 ounces
Richly sweet, deep-toned, bright and juicy. Pomegranate, dark chocolate, marshmallow, hazelnut butter, key lime in aroma and cup. Sweet structure with high-toned, balanced acidity; full, syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The cleanly fruit-toned finish is supported by notes of hazelnut and key lime.
Complex, sweetly and intricately herbaceous, citrusy. Lemon verbena, cardamom, cocoa nib, ginger, aromatic orchid in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory with delicately juicy acidity; crisp, silky mouthfeel. Long, resonant, flavor-saturated finish.
High-toned, floral-driven, lyrically sweet. Wisteria, Keemun tea, white nectarine, fresh-cut basil, pink peppercorn in aroma and cup. Impeccably crystalline, balanced structure with buoyant acidity; delicately satiny mouthfeel. Very long, integrated, satisfying finish, with fruit and floral notes singing into the long.
Evaluated as espresso. Crisply sweet, balanced, deep-toned. Pomegranate, dark chocolate, molasses, sandalwood, lilac in aroma and small cup. Viscous, full mouthfeel; tart, chocolaty finish. In cappuccino-scaled milk, chocolaty and richly floral-toned.
Delicate, richly aromatic, complex. Tangerine zest, cocoa nib, guava, marjoram, jasmine in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with zesty-bright acidity; silky, vibrant mouthfeel. The finish leads with notes of guava and tangerine zest, rounding to cocoa and marjoram in the long.
Evaluated as espresso. Crisply sweet, cocoa-driven. Cocoa nib, tangerine zest, pipe tobacco, alyssum, maple syrup in aroma and small cup. Richly smooth, satiny mouthfeel; crisp, cocoa-toned finish with undertones of pipe tobacco. In three parts milk, complex and floral — think cocoa nib with edible flowers.
Evaluated as espresso. Integrated, cocoa-and floral-toned. Cocoa powder, star jasmine, toffee, dried plum, clove in aroma and small cup. Juicy, lightly satiny mouthfeel; cocoa-driven finish with undertones of sweet clove. In three parts milk, spice-dominant (think clove and fresh-cut thyme) with understated but ever-present cocoa.
Evaluated as espresso. Richly chocolaty, nut-toned. Chocolate fudge, pistachio, gardenia, scorched mesquite, molasses in aroma and small cup. Full, creamy mouthfeel; chocolaty, pleasingly smoky-sweet finish. In three parts milk, think Snicker’s bar with extra caffeine.
Evaluated as espresso. Complex, multilayered, cerebral. Dark chocolate, petrichor, ripe pluot, tiger lily, pink peppercorn in aroma and small cup. Lush, syrupy mouthfeel; crisp, rich-toned finish. Layers of aroma and flavor in three parts milk, from sweet pluot and dark chocolate to spice-toned tiger lily and pink peppercorn in the finish.
Evaluated as espresso. Dark chocolate, Concord grape, scorched sugarcane, sandalwood, wisteria in aroma and small cup. Viscous, syrupy mouthfeel; richly chocolaty, sweetly smoky finish with floral depth. In three parts milk, decadent perfection: layers of undulating chocolate, wisteria and scorched sugarcane carry far into the long finish.
Lyrically balanced, richly spice-toned. Bergamot, wisteria, cocoa nib, sugarcane, guava in aroma and cup. Intoxicatingly sweet structure with delicately bright acidity; buoyant, silky mouthfeel. Resonant, flavor-saturated, very long finish.
Complex, bright, cleanly fruit-forward. Meyer lemon zest, ripe plum, cocoa nib, violet, black sage in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart with crisp, juicy acidity; silky, supple mouthfeel. Deeply layered finish centered on stone fruit and cocoa.
Price: NT $410/8 ounces
Crisply sweet-tart, bright and juicy. Tamarind, pink grapefruit zest, cocoa nib, freesia, redwood in aroma and cup. Bright, juicy, electric acidity; deep, syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. Sweet, long finish with notes of cocoa nib and pink grapefruit zest.
Deeply rich, chocolaty and fruit-toned. Raspberry tart, chocolate fudge, grappa barrel, gardenia, molasses in aroma and cup. Vibrantly sweet-tart structure with juicy, fruit-forward acidity; creamy-smooth mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to suggestions of dried raspberry, chocolate fudge and grappa barrel.
Price: NT $630/225 grams
Richly sweet-tart, fruit-forward. Dried strawberry, dark chocolate, cashew butter, thyme, pink grapefruit zest in aroma and cup. Brightly sweet with juicy acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. Resonant, flavor-laden finish.
Evaluated as espresso produced as a “ristretto” 25ml (.85-ounce) shot using a Nespresso capsule espresso brewer with whole milk heated using a conventional steam wand. Rich-toned, floral- and fruit-driven. Jasmine, apricot, almond, baking chocolate, cedar in aroma and small cup. Delicately viscous mouthfeel; crisp finish centered around chocolate and almond notes. The milk shot is boldly pleasing, chocolate-laden and richly floral.