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: $59.99/8 ounces
Fresh, lyric, exceptional. Honey, flowers (lavender, violets), raw baker’s chocolate, and a lavish fruit sensation suggesting nectarine, guava, peach and doubtless much more. The acidity is gentle and backgrounded but vibrant; the mouthfeel smoothly syrupy but buoyant. Almost everything in the cup is hinted at in the rich finish.
Price: $19.95/8 ounces
Very sweet yet richly dry, elegant. Fragrant, fresh-cut cedar, orange, blackberry, crisp chocolate in aroma and cup. Tartly sweet acidity; light but silky mouthfeel. Sweet, berry-toned, balanced finish.
Gently intense, original. Complex, lavender-toned flowers, honey, crisp roasted cocoa nib, sweet orange zest in aroma and cup. Delicate acidity; very smooth, silky/syrupy mouthfeel. Resonant, quietly flavor-saturated finish.
Price: $35.00/8 ounces
Grandly and exhilaratingly complex. A bouquet of floral notes both meadowy and deep; grape and ripe mango-like fruit; crisp roasted cocoa nib in aroma and cup. Sweetly bright, balanced acidity; lightly syrupy and buoyantly lively mouthfeel. Long, super-flavor-saturated finish.
Price: NTD $950/16 ounces
Sweet, complex, briskly floral. Honey, lavender-like flowers, cocoaish chocolate, hints of fir and mint in aroma and cup. Softly bright acidity; silky mouthfeel. Very sweet, flavor-saturated finish.
Evaluated as espresso. Balanced, richly complex, distinctive. Vanilla, hazelnut, candied ginger, dark chocolate and ripe, orangy raspberry in aroma and small cup. Full, round mouthfeel; raspberry, ginger and dark chocolate particularly saturate the finish. Preserves richness and complexity two parts milk.
Crisply sweet, quietly but profoundly complex. Honey, lavender-like flowers, roasted cocoa nib, ripe orange and guava in aroma and cup. Sweet, lively acidity; light but silky mouthfeel. Long, resonant, deeply flavor-saturated finish.
Sweetly tart and exhilaratingly complex. Richly tart fruit – guava, passion fruit – dominate, rounded by a cocoaish chocolate and lush night blooming flowers. Crisp, juicy acidity; light but very silky, lively mouthfeel. Resonantly flavor-saturated, slightly drying finish.
Crisp, sweetly pungent, elegant. Guava, citrus, backgrounded caramel and dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Rich, active, juicy acidity; syrupy but lively mouthfeel. Very sweet, long, flavor-saturated finish.
Price: $18.94/12 ounces
Subtle, deep, complex. Night-blooming flowers, red grape, coconut, roasted cocoa nibs, a hint of fir in aroma and cup. Very rich, round acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor carries deep into a resonant finish.
Price: $45.00/8 ounces
Exhilaratingly complex: crisp, lavender-like flowers, honey, roasted cocoa nib, pipe tobacco, a clean hint of brandy in aroma and cup. The acidity is lushly floral-toned and resonant, the mouthfeel syrupy but lively. Clean, sweet, lightly flavor-saturated finish.
Complex, original, deeply sweet-toned. Symphonic fruit notes suggest melon, cidery pear, mint, apricot, even banana. Smoothly rich acidity; full, buoyantly lively mouthfeel. Fruit consolidates toward chocolate in a simplifying but resonant finish.
Evaluated as espresso. Bright, complex, floral-toned. In the small cup gently tart citrus, stone fruit, vanilla-toned chocolate with lush floral top notes. Full, creamy mouthfeel. Flowers, fruit and chocolate all persist in a resonant finish. Two parts milk round the fruit and flowers toward chocolate.
Intense, exhilaratingly complex, resonant. A cascade of floral notes ranging in suggestion from bitter lavender to lush honeysuckle. Honey, tangerine, and a crisp, cocoaish chocolate. Round, richly stated acidity; syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Deep, flavor-saturated finish.
Price: $59.99/8 ounces
Very sweet, deeply and subtly complex. Lush night flowers, aromatic woods, tangerine, mint-toned cocoa in aroma and cup. Richly nuanced acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. A savory tendency is particularly noticeable in a resonant, gently drying finish.
Price: $16.93/12 ounces
Spectacularly and complexly sweet: honey, lilac-like flowers, candied orange, balanced by a crisp roasted cocoa-nib-like chocolate. Delicate but rich acidity; round, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Very sweet, long, flavor-saturated finish.
Price: $39.95/8 ounces
Intense, complex floral notes, from crisp lavender to sweet lilies, with an underlying nut-toned dark chocolate that suggests fine roasted cocoa nibs. Zesty orange citrus. Rich acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. The finish may be a tad too dry for some coffee drinkers but it is rich and deeply flavor-saturated.
Extraordinary deep, shifting complexity. Honey, brandy, plum, dark chocolate, lush dusk flowers in aroma and cup, although along the way any number of other aromatic notes emerge with brief, startling clarity. Round, savory-sweet structure; rich, brandyish acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Long, flavor-saturated finish.
Symphonically complex aroma – honeyish chocolate, blueberry, guava, pineapple, dusk flowers – carries into the cup, where the opulent blueberry note in particular dominates. Juicy acidity; light, silky mouthfeel. Resonant, blueberry-saturated finish.