Top-Rated Coffees (94+ points)
We found 1012 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.
Delicate, high-toned, richly floral. Lilac, cocoa nib, dried apricot, sandalwood, a hint of coconut in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with juicy acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Rich, deeply aromatic finish that carries over all the notes from the cup; lilac and cocoa nib, in particular.
Price: NT $1,000/4 ounces
Elegantly fruit-toned, chocolaty. Dried mulberry, dark chocolate, ginseng, pink grapefruit zest, frankincense in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with rich, engaging acidity; plush, silky mouthfeel. Chocolate- and fruit-driven finish.
High-toned, richly sweet-tart. Pie cherry, dark chocolate, almond butter, violet, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with juicy, fruit-toned acidity; saturatingly viscous, plush mouthfeel. The confident finish centers around notes of pie cherry, dark chocolate and cedar.
A ready-to-drink black coffee, tested cold. Notes of peach, pomegranate, a whiff of rum barrel, cocoa powder, jasmine. Sweet-tart structure with high-toned acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. The acidy brightness fades in the finish, leaving pretty fruit notes (peach, pomegranate) with hints of vaguely fermenty sweetness we associated with rum barrel. In milk, fruit recedes and cocoa powder comes to the fore.
A ready-to-drink black coffee, tested cold. Juicy, tart-leaning, sweetly savory. Pie cherry, cocoa nib, freesia-like flowers, hazelnut toffee, myrrh. Sweet-savory structure with vibrant acidity; delicate, crisp mouthfeel. The savory-sweet theme continues into the finish with undertones of freesia and myrrh.
A ready-to-drink black coffee, tested cold. Rich, floral-toned, intricate and complex. Notes of wisteria, Keemun black tea, cocoa nib, Meyer lemon, frankincense. Crisp, tart-leaning structure with sweet undertones and juicy acidity; refreshing, velvety mouthfeel. Satisfying, lingering finish with notes of black tea and lemon. Stands up to milk with continued tartness and amplification of the cocoa note.
Price: NT $200/150 ml. bottle
A ready-to-drink black coffee, tested cold. Bing cherry, sassafras, aromatic orchid, bay tree, brandy. Sweet-tart structure with juicy, bright acidity; lush, mouth-filling viscosity. Long, resonant, flavor-saturated finish that carries over all the notes from the cup. Quiet and elegant in milk, with all flavor notes represented at a lower volume.
Price: NT $450/220 grams
Deeply rich, chocolaty and fruit-toned. Blueberry tart, chocolate fudge, rum barrel, gardenia, molasses in aroma and cup. Vibrantly sweet-tart structure with juicy, fruit-forward acidity; creamy-smooth mouthfeel. Finish consolidates to suggestions of dried blueberry, chocolate fudge and rum barrel.
Spice-toned, delicate and deep. Cardamom, black tea, bergamot, honeysuckle, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with juicy acidity; full, syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. Flavor-saturated finish leads with cardamom and bergamot, rounding to honeysuckle-toned sandalwood in the long.
Delicate, deep, vibrantly sweet-tart. Lilac, dried apricot, cocoa nib, lemon verbena, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with lively, bright acidity; plush, viscous mouthfeel. The resonant finish centers around notes of apricot and cocoa nib.
Price: $38.00/8 ounces
Sweetly pungent, juicy. Tangerine, dark chocolate, almond butter, honeysuckle, a hint of kefir in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with bold, lactic acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The layered finish consolidates to notes of tangerine and sweet yogurt.
Deep-toned, fruit-centered, richly aromatic. Dark chocolate, black cherry, star jasmine, oak, almond brittle in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with crisp, lively acidity; plush, viscous mouthfeel. Finish centers around dark chocolate and black cherry.
Richly sweet-savory, deeply aromatic. Black currant, cocoa nib, pink peppercorn, lilac, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with high-toned acidity; viscous, satiny mouthfeel. Resonant, umami-leaning finish with notes of pink peppercorn and sandalwood.
Deep-toned, chocolaty and rich. Dark chocolate, strawberry guava, hazelnut butter, sandalwood, ginger blossom in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with round, engaging acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Crisply sweet, long finish with notes of dark chocolate, hazelnut and sandalwood.
Price: $20.00/12 ounces
Fruit-toned, sweetly tart. Ripe raspberry, lemon zest, dark chocolate, cedar, magnolia in aroma and cup. Tart-leaning structure with juicy acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish leads with raspberry and citrus notes in the short, modulating to dark chocolate and cedar in the long.
High-toned, richly sweet, delicately tart. Apple blossom, pomegranate, toffee, narcissus, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with juicy, vibrant acidity; syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. Resonant finish consolidates to toffee and cedar with a hint of narcissus-like flowers in the long.
Richly sweet, complex, multi-layered. Mango, ginseng, cocoa nib, grapefruit marmalade, honeysuckle in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with high-toned, juicy acidity; plush, satiny mouthfeel. Cocoa-toned finish with hints of mango and grapefruit.
Sweetly earth-toned, deeply floral. Petrichor, honeysuckle, Dark chocolate, petrichor, honeysuckle, nectarine, fine pipe tobacco in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with vibrant, juicy acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Deep, resonant finish consolidates to notes of petrichor and honeysuckle with dark chocolate undertones.
Evaluated as espresso. Expressive, confident, lyrical. Lychee, dark chocolate, star jasmine, sandalwood, Meyer lemon in aroma and small cup. Lively, creamy mouthfeel; balanced, floral- and fruit-toned finish. In three parts milk, a liquid dessert: think fine chocolate and tropical fruit.
Elegant, bright, rich-toned. Cocoa nib, ginger blossom, plum, pink peppercorn, almond butter in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet structure with vibrant acidity; exceptionally syrupy mouthfeel. Aroma and flavor notes carry intact long into the resonant, flavor-laden finish.