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Review Date: Sep 2018

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Dragonfly Coffee Roasters Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Elegantly fruit-toned and floral. Dried apricot, lychee, sandalwood, cashew butter, honeysuckle in aroma and small cup. Plush, creamy mouthfeel; rich, resonant finish driven predominantly by notes of dried apricot and sandalwood. In three parts milk, an intriguing marjoram-like note surfaces, along with notes of deep fruit, aromatic wood, and a distinct sweet floral.

Review Date: Sep 2018

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Dragonfly Coffee Roasters Logo

Sweet, deeply and complexly fruit-toned. Very ripe strawberry, pineapple guava, dark chocolate, distinct lavender-like flowers, aromatic cedar in aroma and cup. Roundly sweet in structure, with a gentle and pleasing bitter edge. Full, plush mouthfeel. Lavender and chocolate dominate in a faintly and pleasantly spirits-tinged finish.

Review Date: Sep 2018

Price: NT $275/8 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Chocolaty, floral-toned. Plumeria, baker’s chocolate, tangerine zest, fresh-cut cedar, tamarind in aroma and small cup. Crisp, syrupy mouthfeel; sweetly tart finish with notes of tamarind and baker’s chocolate. In three parts milk, rich chocolate tones provide ballast for tart tamarind, and plumeria notes elevate the whole with pervasive sweetness.

Review Date: Sep 2018

Price: NT $240/8 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. High-toned, richly sweet. Narcissus, dark chocolate, dried apricot, roasted hazelnut, pink grapefruit zest in aroma and small cup. Crisp, lively mouthfeel; resonant finish that consolidates to pink grapefruit zest and narcissus. In cappuccino-scaled milk, dark chocolate blooms in harmony with deep florals and hints of dried stone fruit.

Review Date: Sep 2018

Price: $15.16/500 grams

Evaluated as espresso. Sweetly roast-toned, chocolaty. Magnolia-like flowers, dark chocolate, gently scorched cedar, dried raspberry, roasted pistachio in aroma and small cup. Fully, syrupy mouthfeel; chocolate-toned finish with pleasing floral and nut tones. In three parts milk, dark chocolate is further foregrounded, along with crisply sweet nut tones.

Review Date: Sep 2018

Price: $14.99/12 ounces

Sweetly pungent, chocolate-toned. Baker’s chocolate, dried cherry, magnolia-like flowers, cedar, hazelnut in aroma and small cup. Sweet-toned in structure with gentle, rounded acidity; velvety mouthfeel. The finish leads with notes of magnolia and cherry in the short, and cedar and hazelnut in the gently drying long, with good chocolate throughout.

Review Date: Sep 2018

Price: $22.50/12 ounces

Richly sweet, balanced, intricately layered. Frankincense, almond nougat, honeysuckle, dried black cherry, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-savory structure with juicy acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant, cocoa-toned finish is supported by notes of dried black cherry and honeysuckle.

Review Date: Sep 2018

Price: NT $550/16 ounces

Delicately rich, crisply sweet. Star jasmine, lemon zest, peach, sandalwood, almond in aroma and cup. Roundly and sweetly tart in structure; lightly silky in mouthfeel. Lemon, peach and sandalwood in particular carry into a long finish, deeply layered finish.

Review Date: Aug 2018

Price: NT $380/227 grams

Crisp, sweetly pungent, deep. Dark chocolate, apricot, fresh-cut cedar, narcissus-like flowers, hazelnut in aroma and cup. Brisk but sweet in structure; delicate, silky mouthfeel. Long, flavor-saturated finish consolidates around apricot and flowers.

Review Date: Aug 2018

Price: NT $580/8 ounces

Richly floral- and berry-toned, impeccably balanced. Violet, blackberry, honey, clove, salted chocolate in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with rounded, lively acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish leads with notes of violet and blackberry in the short, modulating to salted chocolate in the long.

Review Date: Aug 2018

Price: $18.95/12 ounces

Lexington Coffee Roasters

Richly sweet, floral-toned. Narcissus-like flowers, almond, maple syrup, apricot, myrrh in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart in structure, with bright, juicy acidity; delicate, silky mouthfeel. The richly drying finish is resonant with notes of amond and myrrh.

Review Date: Aug 2018

Price: NT $400/225 gram

Evaluated as espresso. Sweetly and deeply tart, floral and chocolaty. Passion fruit, dark chocolate, cedar, lilac, myrrh in aroma and small cup. Syrupy though rather dry in the mouthfeel; richly tart in the finish. Remains bright in three parts milk: chocolate, cedar and flowers.

Review Date: Aug 2018

Price: £50/10 capsules

Difference Coffee logo

Evaluated as espresso produced as a ristretto 25ml (.85-ounce) shot using a Nespresso capsule espresso brewer with whole milk heated using a conventional steam wand. Sweetly bright, intricate, original. Peach, sandalwood, lemon tart, baker’s chocolate, rhododendron-like flowers in aroma and small cup. Delicately plump in mouthfeel; long, resonant, peach- and lemon-saturated finish. Remains crisply tart in three parts milk, with flavor consolidating around a subtle, elegant dry chocolate.

Review Date: Aug 2018

Price: £45/10 capsules

Difference Coffee logo

Evaluated as espresso produced as a ristretto 25ml (.85-ounce) shot using a Nespresso capsule espresso brewer with whole milk heated using a conventional steam wand. Crisp, very sweet, delicately seductive. Cocoa, raisin, roasted cashew nut, sweet alyssum flowers in aroma and small cup. Light and velvety in mouthfeel; flavor consolidates but lingers in a persistent, balanced finish. Quiet but superb in three parts milk: flowers and cocoa come forward pleasingly.

Review Date: Aug 2018

Price: CAD $21.00/12 ounces

Delicate, richly aromatic, sweetly tart. Lavender, strawberry, roasted cacao nib, lemon zest, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweetly tart in structure with bright, vibrant acidity; silky-smooth mouthfeel. The crisp, cocoa-toned finish is redolent of lavender and strawberry in the short, lemon zest and sandalwood in the long, all supported by cocoa tones throughout.

Review Date: Aug 2018

Price: $11.95/12 ounces

Spice-toned, richly sweet. Honeysuckle, pistachio, baking spices, apricot, molasses in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory in structure with balanced, lively acidity; plump, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish leads with notes of apricot and honeysuckle in the short, rounding to spice-toned pistachio in the long.

Review Date: Aug 2018

Price: KRW $14,000/200 grams

Delicate, fruit-toned. Raspberry, dark chocolate, fresh-cut fir, magnolia, hazelnut in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned in structure with round, gentle acidity; satiny mouthfeel. The wood-framed finish consolidates around notes of fresh raspberry, hazelnut and fir.

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: $20.00/12 ounces

Crisp, delicate, sweetly herbaceous. Roasted cacao nib, lemon verbena, almond brittle, date, freesia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with bright, citrusy acidity; delicate, silky mouthfeel. The resonant finish is crisply sweet and richly drying, with notes of lemon verbena and cocoa nib.

Review Date: Aug 2018

Price: $20.00/12 ounces

Balanced, richly sweet. Black cherry, molasses, cedar, baker’s chocolate, lily-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with brisk acidity; crisp, velvety mouthfeel. Notes of baker’s chocolate and molasses frame the short finish, while cedar and lily re-emerge in the gently drying long.

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