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We found 863 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: 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

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.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $14.45/12 ounces

Barrington Coffee Roasters - No. 6 Coffee of 2018

Evaluated as espresso. Luminous, complexly layered, impossibly rich. Caramelized pineapple, tamarind, star jasmine, chocolate fudge, myrrh in aroma and small cup. Creamy, vivacious mouthfeel; long, flavor-saturated finish. Close to otherworldly in three parts milk: All the notes from the cup harmonize, and new notes surface: suggestions of lychee, pink grapefruit zest, marjoram.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $19.50/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Boldy sweet-tart, savory-edged. Dark chocolate, gooseberry, honey, lilac, hazelnut butter in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with bright, juicy acidity; crisp, lively mouthfeel. The resonant finish leads with tart fruit notes in the short resolving to honey-toned florals in the long, all enveloped in dark chocolate.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $19.50/12 ounces

Spiced toned, richly sweet. Red currant, almond nougat, pipe tobacco, narcissus-like flowers, hickory wood in aroma and cup. In structure, sweet, tart and savory in balance, with juicy acidity; full, velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The finish is crisp, resonant and flavor-saturated.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $19.50/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Delicate, richly sweet-savory. Toffee, tamarind, roasted cacao nib, star jasmine, almond in aroma and cup. Savory-sweet in structure with balanced, round acidity; plush syrupy mouthfeel. The crisply sweet finish is floral-toned, supported by notes of cocoa nib and toffee.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $75.00/8 ounces

Rich-toned, cleanly fruit-forward, intricately balanced. Concord grape, pungent myrrh, roasted cacao nib, honeysuckle, candy cap mushroom in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet-tart structure with bright, juicy acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant, flavor-saturated finish rings on with all of the notes from the cup.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $16.75/12 ounces

Deeply sweet, richly savory. Red currant, lavender, baker’s chocolate, cedar, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Bittersweet structure with crisp, lively acidity; full, creamy mouthfeel. The finish leads with notes of red currant and baker’s chocolate in the short, with pretty hints of lavender in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: NT $1400/16 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Balanced, rich-toned, floral. Jasmine, vanilla, pink grapefruit zest, cedar, dark chocolate in aroma and small cup. Delicate, lively mouthfeel; long, flavor-saturated finish. In cappuccino-scaled milk, notes of jasmine and vanilla take center stage, supported by dark chocolate.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: NT $1500/16 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Deeply and richly sweet-savory. Blackberry, roasted cacao nib, tamarind, sandalwood, pistachio in aroma and small cup. Crisp but velvety-smooth mouthfeel; rich, resonant, flavor-laden finish. Berry and cocoa notes lead in cappuccino-scaled milk, followed by an intriguing hint of sandalwood.