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We found 732 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: Oct 2017

Price: $16.99/12 ounces

Top 30 Coffees of 2017: Coffee No. 19

Delicate, balanced, sweetly spice-toned. Strawberry, almond, cocoa powder, fine musk, narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Integrated, juicy, balanced structure. Velvety, lively, almost effervescent mouthfeel. The resonant, flavor-saturated finish leads with notes of sweet berries in the short, rounding to deep florals in the long.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $18.95/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

High-toned, crisply sweet-tart, richly savory. Jasmine, roasted cacao nib, lemon verbena, grapefruit zest, aromatic mushroom in aroma and cup. Balanced sweetly tart structure with a rich umami undercurrent; buoyant, satiny mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish leads with floral notes (jasmine) and closes with crisply sweet citrus (lemon verbena, grapefruit zest).

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $17.90/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Delicate, sweet-toned, herbaceous. Milk chocolate, spearmint, gardenia, sarsparilla, date in aroma and cup. Richly sweet-tart, vibrant structure; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. The cocoa- and floral-toned finish, with undertones of sweet herb notes, goes on and on.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $16.49/12 ounces

Sweetly pungent, richly savory. Dried mulberry, bay leaf, butterscotch, violet, Meyer lemon zest in aroma and cup. Delicate, sweet-savory structure; buoyant, silky mouthfeel. Floral tones and notes of dried berries lead the resonant finish in the short, rounding to butterscotch with herbaceous undertones in the long.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Top 30: No. 24 Coffee of 2017

Crisply sweet, fruit-forward. Ripe strawberry, aromatic orchid, honey, toasted pine nut, a hint of sumac spice in aroma and cup. Lavish, elegant structure, with sweet-tart-savory in harmonious balance. Syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is resonant, long and flavor-saturated, maintaining the promise of the complex flavor notes from the cup.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $14.95/12 ounces

Espresso Republic Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Deeply and richly sweet-tart, spice-toned. Dark chocolate, blood orange zest, licorice root, dried mango, caraway seed in aroma and small cup. Full, creamy mouthfeel; the finish moves from crisp, sweet cocoa tones in the short to caraway and licorice root in the long. In cappuccino-scaled milk, floral, fruit and savory spice tones richly converge.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: NT $490/225 grams

Deeply aromatic, floral-toned, sweetly and brightly tart. Star jasmine, dried apricot, myrrh, wild raspberry, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Lively, richly sweet-savory in structure; buoyant, silky-smooth mouthfeel. The finish is resonant and flavor-saturated, leading with fruit and floral notes in the short and closing out in the very long with rich tones of myrrh.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: NT $600/16 ounces

Delicately bright, deeply sweet. Red currant, roasted macadamia, myrrh, honey, dried hibiscus in aroma and cup. Balanced, high-toned, sweetly tart in structure; silky, buoyant mouthfeel. The finish is long, flavor-laden and confident, leading with notes of red fruit and tart florals in the short, followed by suggestions of honey-toned nut (think creamy macadamia) and elegantly musky myrrh.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: NT $550/16 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Fruit-toned, sweetly tart. Raspberry jam, almond, dark chocolate, narcissus, sandalwood in aroma and small cup. Plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The crisp, chocolate-toned finish is complicated by complex, jammy notes of raspberry in the short, consolidating to dark chocolate and sandalwood in the long. In three parts milk, fruit and chocolate deepen and round.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: KRW $13,000/200 grams

Delicate, richly spice- and fruit-toned. Ripe mango, fine musk, fruit-toned chocolate, lemon blossom in aroma and cup. A sweet fruit ferment expresses itself as a clean, cocoa-toned Cognac. Vibrant, expressive acidity; delicate, satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The finish moves from lush floral notes to a continuing suggestion of crisp Cognac.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $15.99/12 ounces

Topeca Coffee Roasters Logo

Sweetly delicate yet deeply pungent: fragrant, intricate. Red clover honey, black currant, dark chocolate, fresh-cut pine, violet-like flowers in aroma and cup. Richly and roundly sweet-tart in structure; velvety yet lively and light-footed in mouthfeel. Flowers in particular carry into a long, deeply flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $12.95/12 ounces

No. 28 Coffee of 2017

Brightly sweet-savory, richly layered. Narcissus, roasted cacao nib, dried apricot, sandalwood, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Juicy, lively acidity; deeply sweet structure with savory undertones. Plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The long, resonant finish consolidates to attractive floral and cocoa tones.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $16.99/12 ounces

Topeca Coffee Roasters Logo

Crisply sweet, gently spicy. Honey, bergamot, white sage, musk, fragrant lavender in aroma and cup. In structure richly tart with a rounding, enveloping sweetness. Full, buoyantly syrupy mouthfeel. A lemony sweetness dominates in a resonant finish.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $29.99/12 ounces

No. 27 Coffee of 2017

Roast-encapsulated complexity; sweetly and exhilaratingly pungent.
Richly scorched cedar, rose-like flowers, orange zest, black sage, a hint of cocoa-ish chocolate in aroma and cup. Bittersweet but zesty in structure; light though plush mouthfeel. Flowers and cocoa in particular carry into a roasty but cleanly sweet-toned finish.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $50.00/8 ounces

Dragonfly Coffee Roasters Logo

Delicately rich, deeply sweet, lushly intricate. Complex flowers (rose, lavender) apple, tangerine zest, roasted almond, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet in structure, with a pleasantly brisk, bitterish complication. Crisply smooth, satiny mouthfeel. Apple, almond, lavender in particular carry into a very sweet finish.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $75.00/8 ounces

Sweetly bright, intensely aromatic, smoothly high-toned. In aroma and cup, crisp cocoa notes are enveloped in flowers and fruit: ripe pineapple, jasmine, floral-toned vanilla. Very sweetly and brightly tart in structure, with a deepening bitter/savory edge. Light, lively, juicy mouthfeel. Stays on the sweetly tart side of dry in a long, resonant finish.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: NT $3200/16 ounces

High-toned, zesty, lushly floral. Deep, honeyish floral notes (lavender, tea-rose), brightly juicy guava, candied lemon, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Richly and sweetly tart in structure; plushly syrupy in mouthfeel. The finish backs off just a bit from the spectacular cup but the flowers and tart fruit in particular ring on.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $37.00/4 ounces

Absorbingly intricate yet quietly complete. Honey, strawberry guava, lavender, roasted almond, a hint of light, floral-toned spirits in aroma and cup. Very sweet in structure but delicately crisp and savory-edged. Light but silky and buoyant in mouthfeel. Lavender in particular carries into a balanced, deeply layered finish.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: CAD $30.00/100 grams

Crisply lush, intricately layered. Ripe passion fruit, roasted cacao nib, myrrh, candied walnut, a hint of grappa in aroma and cup. In structure, a vivacious tartness is enveloped in sweetness. Mouthfeel is full and syrupy. Flowers and the grappa-like hint in particular carry into a deep, balanced finish.

Review Date: Sep 2017

Price: $50.00/8 ounces

No. 9 Coffee of 2017

Rich, lavish, elegantly sweet-tart and complexly layered. In aroma and cup, intricately expressed citrus (sweet lime, grapefruit, blood orange); spice (coriander, mace); lilac-like flowers; almond; cocoa. Grand but balanced in structure; plump and delicately syrupy in mouthfeel. Everything rounds and deepens in a flavor-saturated finish.

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