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Review Date: Jul 2018

Price: $16.99/16 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Crisp, aromatic, chocolate-toned. Baker’s chocolate, fresh-cut cedar, lilac-like flowers, hints of tangerine zest and fresh-turned earth in aroma and small cup. Fat, full mouthfeel. Chocolate and flowers survive in the short finish, though fade in the long. Quiet and and crisply cocoa-toned in three-parts milk, with quiet complications of flowers and nut, perhaps pistachio.

Review Date: Jul 2018

Price: $19.98/16 ounces

Crisply sweet, delicate yet opulent. Cocoa powder, lilac-like flowers, roasted cashew, blueberry, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Sweetly and gently tart in structure; vibrant. In mouthfeel soft, lightly plush. Lilac and cocoa in particular carry into a rich though rather dry and woody finish.

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: Jun 2018

Price: NT $700/16 ounces

Delicately sweet, richly savory. Red currant, butterscotch, fresh-cut cedar, tamarind, lantana-like floral notes in aroma and cup. Bright, sweet-tart structure with lively acidity; syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The short finish is flavor-saturated, consolidating in the long to notes of red currant and butterscotch.

Review Date: Jun 2018

Price: NT $600/8 ounces

Rich-toned, fruit-forward. Strawberry, baker’s chocolate, honeysuckle-like flowers, almond, frankincense in aroma and cup. Bittersweet structure with brisk acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The short finish is centered around berry and floral notes, while cocoa-toned almond with a hint of frankincense characterizes the long.

Review Date: Jun 2018

Price: NT $520/16 ounces

Sweetly earth-toned, spice-forward. Aromatic orchid, moist fresh-fallen leaves, cashew, cinnamon. Bing cherry in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart-structure with crisp acidity; plush, full mouthfeel. The finish is resonant and richly drying, with leading notes of aromatic orchid and cherry in the short and oak and cinnamon in the long.

Review Date: Jun 2018

Price: $12.50/12 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Floral-toned, deeply sweet. Lilac, toffee, black cherry, cedar, orange zest in aroma and small cup. Crisp, satiny mouthfeel; gently drying finish carried by notes of toffee and lilac in the short, orange zest and cedar in the long. Especially floral-driven in cappucino-scaled milk, with the rich toffee notes also amplified.

Review Date: Jun 2018

Price: NT $480/16 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Richly sweet, chocolate-toned. Chocolate fudge, magnolia, almond brittle, tangerine zest, cedar in aroma and small cup. Crisp, satiny mouthfeel; wood-framed, floral-toned finish. In three parts milk, notes of chocolate fudge resonate and linger, along with sweet magnolia-like flowers and hints of cedar.

Review Date: Jun 2018

Price: NT $480/16 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Rich, fruit-toned, balanced. Baker’s chocolate, pomegranate, gardenia, grapefruit zest, fresh-cut fir in aroma and small cup. Lean, smooth mouthfeel; gently drying, cocoa-toned finish, with hints of grapefruit zest. In cappuccino-scaled milk, baker’s chocolate is center stage, supported by notes of sweet-tart fruit.

Review Date: May 2018

Price: $24.95/12 ounces

Sweet-toned, with attractive savory undercurrents. Tangerine zest, magnolia, tamari, black cherry, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory structure with lightly juicy acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is characterized by cocoa-toned citrus notes, with magnolia-like flowers underneath.

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: May 2018

Price: $16.00/12 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Richly sweet, brightly tart. Dark chocolate, lily-like flowers, blood orange zest, peach, cedar in aroma and small cup. Punchy, syrupy mouthfeel; crisp, cocoa-toned finish with lasting notes of citrus zest. In three-parts milk, the sweet-tartness of the shot carries through, bringing dark chocolate along for the ride.

Review Date: May 2018

Price: NT $480/225 grams

Greenstone Coffee Logo

Sweetly roast-rounded, cocoa-toned. Baker’s chocolate, black currant, rose hip, singed cedar, almond brittle in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet-tart structure; delicate, syrupy mouthfeel. The richly drying finish centers around tart floral notes and baker’s chocolate.

Review Date: May 2018

Price: $35.00/8 ounces

Dragonfly Coffee Roasters Logo

Nuanced, multi-layered, richly sweet. Lavender, roasted cacao nib, salted caramel, sweet aromatic mushroom, a moist foresty hint in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet-savory in structure with bright, juicy acidity; plush, velvety mouthfeel. The finish is resonant and flavor-saturated, fulfilling the promise of the cup well into the long.

Review Date: May 2018

Price: $13.99/12 ounces

Mystic Monk Coffee Logo

Deeply sweet, spice-toned. Vanilla, white peppercorn, date, moist pipe tobacco, almond in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned in structure with gentle acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. The gently drying finish consolidates to notes of almond and white peppercorn.

Review Date: May 2018

Price: $16.50/12 ounces

Lexington Coffee Roasters

High-toned, crisply sweet. Maple syrup, orange zest, honeysuckle-like flowers, cedar, almond butter in aroma and cup. Sweetly and roundly tart structure; full, satiny mouthfeel. The richly drying finish is redolent of honeysuckle and orange zest in the short, rounding to buttery nut suggestions in the long.

Review Date: May 2018

Price: NT $800/16 ounces

Richly sweet-savory, spice-toned. Black currant, roasted cacao nib, freesia-like flowers, almond, molasses in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory in structure with crisply bright acidity; velvety mouthfeel. The quietly nuanced finish centers around black currant and freesia tones in the short, molasses and almond in the long.

Review Date: May 2018

Price: $15.50/12 ounces

Resonant, sweet-savory, original. Baker’s chocolate, fragrant fresh-cut cedar, green grape, almond, wisteria in aroma and cup. Roundly tart, sweetly savory in structure; plushly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor, particularly green grape and flowers, carries into a drying finish.

Review Date: May 2018

Price: NT $550/16 ounces

Deeply sweet, richly earth-toned. Dark chocolate, candy cap mushroom, gardenia, black cherry, grapefruit zest in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-savory-tart structure with vibrant acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The crisp, flavor-saturated finish centers around sweet fruit and floral notes and an intriguing savory inclination.

Review Date: May 2018

Price: $16.95/12 ounces

Delicately rich, vibrantly sweet-savory. Wisteria, chocolate fudge, mango, candied lime zest, allspice in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart in structure; full, velvety mouthfeel. The long finish consolidates to notes of wisteria and allspice.

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