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We found 729 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: May 2017

Price: $20.00/8 ounces

Top 30: No. 25 Coffee of 2017

Deeply sweet with a resonantly savory edge; intense and original. Peach, lavender, coconut and oak are complicated by a pleasing alcohol suggestion that no doubt reflects the bourbon-barrel conditioning, but in the sensory context of the coffee reads more brandy- or wine-like. Round, vibrant acidity; satiny mouthfeel. The peach note in particular carries into a flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: May 2017

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Top 30: No. 18 Coffee of 2017

Complexly structured; tart, sweet-savory, balanced. Mango, cedar, molasses, fresh pipe tobacco, grapefruit zest in aroma and cup. Gently crisp acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Tobacco, cedar and the mango-like fruit carry into a quiet finish.

Review Date: May 2017

Price: NT $500/16 ounces

No. 15 Coffee of Top 30 Coffees of 2017

Evaluated as espresso. Richly and roundly bright; chocolaty and floral. Guava, tangerine, dark chocolate, sandalwood, lily in aroma and small cup. Smooth, silky-satiny mouthfeel; dry though flavor-saturated finish. Flowers, sweetly tart fruit and chocolate all carry with rich authority into three parts milk.

Review Date: Apr 2017

Price: $14.49/12 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Intensely aromatic and sweet. White peach, nougat, jasmine, tamarind, myrrh in aroma and small cup. Plush, syrupy mouthfeel; richly drying, floral-toned finish with continued notes of white peach. In three parts milk, all of the aromatic notes converge, perfumy and complex.

Review Date: Apr 2017

Price: $14.50/12 ounces

Top 30: No. 4 Coffee of 2017

Delicate, subtle, intricately vibrant. Honey, strawberry guava, lilac, roasted cacao nib, fine musk in aroma and cup. Buoyant, juicy acidity; lush, velvety mouthfeel. The finish is distinctive in its richly drying, yet flavor-saturated originality. All of the aroma and flavor notes from the cup are sustained in the short finish, and strawberry guava and lilac, in particular, persist far into the very long.

Review Date: Apr 2017

Price: $88.00/8 ounces

Delicately sweet and subtly lush. Honeysuckle, roasted cacao nib, lychee, pink grapefruit zest, myrrh in aroma and cup. Lively, expressive, crisply sweet acidity; velvety-smooth, viscous mouthfeel. The quietly resonant finish is flavor-saturated, leading with honeysuckle and pink grapefruit in the short, rounding to notes of cocoa-toned lychee in the long.

Review Date: Apr 2017

Price: $19.95/12 ounces

Deeply and richly sweet, spice-toned. Violet, baker’s chocolate, star anise, butterscotch, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Balanced, fruit-toned acidity; syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The resonant finish extends all the flavor notes of the cup in the short, and consolidates to baker’s chocolate with suggestions of cedar and star anise in the long.

Review Date: Mar 2017

Price: NT $450/16 ounces

No. 11 coffee of 2017

Evaluated as espresso. Deeply floral, chocolate-toned. Wisteria-like flowers, ripe passion fruit, dark chocolate, blood orange zest, frankincense in aroma and small cup. Lively, silky-smooth mouthfeel; resonant, flavor-saturated finish. In three parts milk, the floral and chocolate notes are particularly amplified in harmonious balance.

Review Date: Mar 2017

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Subtly lush, richly sweet-tart. Candied Meyer lemon zest, violet, roasted cacao nib, sandalwood, fine musk in aroma and cup. Crisp, vibrant, balanced acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The cocoa-toned finish leads with violet-like floral notes in the short, consolidating to sandalwood with a hint of sweet lemon zest in the long.

Review Date: Feb 2017

Price: $12.75/10 ounces

Delicate, sweetly tart. Red currant, roasted cacao nib, orange zest, graham cracker, marjoram in aroma and cup. Crisp, balanced acidity; velvety mouthfeel. The finish resonates with flavor, particularly savory-sweet red currant and orange zest in the short. sweet marjoram notes in the long.

Review Date: Feb 2017

Price: $49.95/8 ounces

Hula Daddy Kona Coffee Logo

Complexly layered, richly sweet-savory. Violet, dried fig, almond butter, ginseng, fine musk in aroma and cup. Bright, sweet-tart acidity; delicate, silky-smooth mouthfeel. The intense, resonant finish is saturated with all the flavor notes from the cup, in particular the fruit and floral tones, which ring on and on.

Review Date: Feb 2017

Price: NT $760/8 ounces

Delicately sweet, floral-toned. Narcissus, strawberry, honey, black peppercorn, bergamot zest in aroma and cup. Bright, sweet-savory acidity; velvety mouthfeel. The crisp, flavor-saturated finish leads with narcissus and zesty bergamot in the short, and introduces a tropical, coconut-like note in the long.

Review Date: Feb 2017

Price: $85.00/8 ounces

No. 1 Coffee of 2017

Intricately layered, sweetly tart, harmoniously composed. Aromatic orchid, candied ginger, frankincense, Concord grape, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Bright, juicy, fruit-toned acidity; elegant, satiny mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish fulfills the promise of the cup, amplifying all aroma and flavor notes in the short and introducing coconut tones in the long.

Review Date: Feb 2017

Price: $19.00/12 ounces

Delicate, sweet-toned, subtly complex. Rhododendron, date, graham cracker, pink peppercorn, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Bright, juicy, citrus-like acidity; lightly satiny mouthfeel. The gently drying finish consolidates around notes of date and graham cracker in the short, with suggestions of spicy floral tones (pink peppercorn) in the long.

Review Date: Feb 2017

Price: $17.49/16 ounces

No. 14 Coffee of the Top 30 Coffees of 2017

Sweetly tart, delicately spicy. Pomegranate, cocoa nib, brown sugar, clove, grapefruit blossom in aroma and cup. Big, juicy, sweet-tart acidity; crisp, velvety mouthfeel. All aroma and flavor notes carry harmoniously into a resonant, flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: Jan 2017

Price: $76.00/8 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Delicately and sweetly tart. Lush rose, almond, plum, roasted cacao nib, tangerine zest in aroma and cup. Zesty, juicy-rich acidity; full, buoyant mouthfeel. The deeply sweet, resonant finish confidently rings on with all of the flavor notes from the cup.

Review Date: Jan 2017

Price: $17.25/12 ounces

No. 12 Coffee on the Top 30 Coffees of 2017

Crisply sweet, intricately layered. Grapefruit, cocoa nib, honeysuckle, white sage, a suggestion of wild mushroom in aroma and cup. Juicy, balanced acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The sweet-savory finish is flavor-saturated, leading with fruit and floral tones in the short and culminating in umami-toned intrigue with hints of white sage and wild mushroom.

Review Date: Jan 2017

Price: NT $1500/16 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Crisp, deeply sweet, complex. Sandalwood, lychee, orange zest, narcissus, cumin in aroma and small cup. Full, creamy mouthfeel; floral-toned, chocolaty finish. Elegantly rich in three parts milk: sandalwood and lychee in the short finish and cocoa-toned floral notes with a hint of spice in the long.

Review Date: Jan 2017

Price: $18.60/12 ounces

Top 30: No. 3 coffee of 2017

Intensely rich, complex, vast. Plumeria, chocolate fudge, white grapefruit, perique (fermented) pipe tobacco, white truffle in aroma and cup. Juicy, bright acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant, flavor-saturated finish is long, balanced, and reiterates all of the tendencies in the cup: sweet (plumeria, chocolate), tart (white grapefruit), savory (pipe tobacco, truffle).

Review Date: Dec 2016

Price: RMB $100.00/454 grams

Evaluated as espresso. Intensely sweet, richly tart. Dried apricot, grapefruit zest, dark chocolate, lilac-like flowers, tamarind in aroma and small cup. Full, syrupy mouthfeel. The focused finish is concentrated around dried apricot and tamarind in the short and dark chocolate in the long. In three parts milk, the chocolate notes bloom alongside sweetly tart hints of tamarind.

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