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We found 101 espressos that earned an outstanding score of 94 points or higher. The espresso reviews below appear in reverse chronological order by review date. Older reviews may no longer accurately reflect current versions of the same espresso.

Review Date: Aug 2018

Price: $23.40/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Crisply sweet, richly floral-toned. Lavender, dark chocolate, red currant, almond butter, pink grapefruit zest in aroma and small cup. Delicate, viscous mouthfeel; richly drying finish centers around notes of tart fruit, dark chocolate and bittersweet, lavender-like flowers. Chocolaty and floral in three parts milk, with ongoing tart-fruit notes as well.

Review Date: Aug 2018

Price: $17.75/12 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Bright, floral, spice-toned. Spearmint, black cherry, cedar, tangerine zest, plumeria-like flowers in aroma and small cup. Plush and buttery in mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates to cocoa-toned citrus in a resonant finish. In three parts milk, an elegant cocoa surfaces, with supporting notes of sweet flowers and a hint of pungent cedar.

Review Date: Aug 2018

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Magnolia Coffee Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Bright, richly sweet, fruit- and cocoa-toned. Pomegranate, dark chocolate, narcissus, hazelnut, vanilla in aroma and small cup. Plush, creamy mouthfeel; sweetly tart finish with notes of pomegranate and hazelnut. Resonant and flavor-saturated in three parts milk; chocolate and tart fruit lead, with narcissus-like flowers ringing into the long finish.

Review Date: Aug 2018

Price: $35.00/12 ounces

Dragonfly Coffee Roasters Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Apricot, lychee, sandalwood, cashew butter, honeysuckle in aroma and small cup. Creamy-smooth mouthfeel; rich finish that surfaces herb notes suggesting marjoram, along with lychee and apricot. In three parts milk, this coffee is fruit-driven, its tartness tempered by honeysuckle and sandalwood notes.

Review Date: Aug 2018

Price: NT $850/16 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Lush, complex, richly sweet-savory. Peach, fine musk, cocoa powder, freesia-like flowers, pungent frankincense in aroma and small cup. Plump, syrupy mouthfeel; clean, crisp, cocoa-toned finish. The cocoa notes from the small cup bloom into dark chocolate in cappuccino-scaled milk, nicely complicated by flowers and frankincense.

Review Date: Aug 2018

Price: NT $1500/8 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Rose-like flowers, chocolate fudge, cannabis flower, black cherry, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and small cup. Syrupy, vibrant mouthfeel; richly drying, sweet-savory finish. This coffee levitates in three parts milk, with rich notes of rose-like flowers ensconced in deep chocolate and a cannabis-like muskiness.

Review Date: Aug 2018

Price: $16.95/12 ounces

Visit Durango Coffee Company

Evaluated as espresso. Deeply rich, crisply sweet, fruit- and chocolate-toned. Dried mango, chocolate fudge, narcissus-like flowers, roasted almond, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and small cup. Lively, silky smooth mouthfeel; resonant, flavor-saturated finish. The chocolate-forward presentation in three parts milk is nuanced by notes of mango and fresh-cut cedar.

Review Date: Aug 2018

Price: $12.00/8 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Vibrant and engaging; richly sweet-tart. Pomegranate, dark chocolate, blood orange zest, narcissus, sandalwood in aroma and small cup. Plush, syrupy mouthfeel; crisp, resonant finish. In three parts milk, both chocolate and floral tones bloom, supported by hints of spicy citrus zest and aromatic wood notes.

Review Date: Jun 2018

Price: NT $450/8 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Intricate, layered, richly sweet. Narcissus, dark chocolate, singed cedar, black truffle, ripe papaya in aroma and small cup. Lively, syrupy body. Floral, sweet-savory finish, with notes of dark chocolate throughout, supported by narcissus and black truffle. In three parts milk, the chocolate and floral notes are both rounded and enlivened.

Review Date: May 2018

Price: $17.60/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Intensely pungent, richly sweet. Dark chocolate, black cherry, almond, myrrh, star jasmine in aroma and small cup. Buoyant, silky mouthfeel; long, lingering finish characterized by dark chocolate and stone fruit. In three parts milk, suggestions of myrrh and star jasmine support the throughline of fudge-like chocolate notes.

Review Date: Apr 2018

Price: $18.75/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Layered, complex. Dark chocolate, mango, grapefruit zest, cedar, lily-like flowers in aroma and small cup. Lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Mango, chocolate and a hint of flowers persist in a deeply resonant finish. Crisply lively in three-parts milk: continued chocolate and mango-like fruit, while the floral suggestions hint at butterscotch.

Review Date: Mar 2018

Price: NT $500/16 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Richly floral, chocolate-toned, sweetly tart. Wisteria, dark chocolate, tangerine zest, molasses, dried apricot in aroma and small cup. Viscous, lightly syrupy mouthfeel; crisp, cocoa-toned finish. Very floral in cappuccino-scaled milk: Notes of wisteria and dark chocolate dominate, nuanced by tangerine zest and dried apricot.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: NT $550/16 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Rich, deeply roast-toned. Dark-chocolate, ripe pear, scorched sandalwood, tangerine zest, honeysuckle-like flowers in aroma and small cup. Syrupy, plump mouthfeel; resonant finish is dry but alive with aromatics: dark chocolate, sandalwood, hints of flowers and tangerine. Dry but deep, chocolaty and nuanced in three parts milk.

Review Date: Jan 2018

Price: NT $1300/16 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Intensely chocolaty, vivaciously fruit-toned. Dark chocolate, narcissus, pie cherry, molasses, sandalwood in aroma and small cup. Rich, syrupy mouthfeel. A resonant finish leads with cherry and narcissus notes in the short and sandalwood-toned chocolate in the long. In three parts milk, dark chocolate envelopes deeply stated fruit and floral notes.

Review Date: Jan 2018

Price: $14.00/12 ounces

Magnolia Coffee Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Richly and deeply pungent. Dark chocolate, cedar, orange zest, floral-toned vanilla, fresh pipe tobacco in aroma and small cup. Syrupy but lively mouthfeel; dark chocolate, cedar, orange carry into a resonant finish. The dark chocolate turns crisp and malty in three parts milk.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: CAD $18.00/12 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Floral-toned, lively. Black currant, narcissus, sandalwood, roasted cacao nib, molasses in aroma and small cup. Syrupy, buoyant mouthfeel; gently drying, flavor-saturated finish centered around notes of black currant and narcissus. In three parts milk, centered on narcissus-like florals with cocoa tones and black currant just underneath, with hints of sandalwood resurfacing as well.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: HKD $158/227 grams

Evaluated as espresso. Sweetly tart, floral-toned. Honeysuckle, oak, dried apricot, dark chocolate, thyme in aroma and small cup. Delicately syrupy body; gently drying, floral-driven finish in the short and sweetly herb-toned in the long. In three parts milk, chocolate, florals and fruit all take center stage, and thyme-like herb notes gently follow.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: HKD $250/227 grams

Evaluated as espresso. Sweet-toned, deeply rich, chocolaty. Vanilla paste, dark chocolate, narcissus, pink grapefruit zest, black cherry in aroma and cup. Plush, syrupy mouthfeel; resonant, flavor-saturated finish. In three parts milk, rich chocolate tones intensify, along with intimations of vanilla paste and black cherry in the short finish and floral-toned citrus zest in the long.

Review Date: Nov 2017

Price: HKD $200/227 grams

Evaluated as espresso. Subtle and enveloping, richly sweet-toned. Jasmine, roasted cacao nib, passionfruit, sandalwood, nougat in aroma and small cup. Delicate, silky mouthfeel; cocoa- and sandalwood-toned finish with notes of passionfruit carrying into the long. In three parts milk, passionfruit and jasmine harmonize with cocoa and a pleasing aromatic wood.

Review Date: Oct 2017

Price: $17.90/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Big-bodied, complexly structured: sweet-savory-tart. Notes of dark chocolate, plumeria, peach, cumin, pistachio in aroma and small cup. Plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate carries into a dry though richly expressed finish. The dark chocolate, pistachio and peach-toned fruit notes carry crisply but seductively into three-parts milk.

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