Review Services

There are three ways to obtain evaluations from Coffee Review:

Reviews for Tasting Reports. We hold free cuppings almost every month for our tasting reports on specific topics. The calendar for such tasting reports can be found on our annual 2019 Editorial Calendar. There is no charge to roasters for reviews published in association with our monthly tasting reports. However, keep in mind that we publish reviews for a relatively small number of the submissions received for each month’s tasting report. Of the many coffees typically submitted, we sample no more than 40 (on a blind basis) before settling on approximately 10 that ultimately appear in the final report. Consequently, we cannot supply feedback on coffees submitted for tasting reports that do not appear in the final set of published reviews. Email for more information or to indicate that you are sending a sample for consideration.

Commissioned Sensory Evaluation with Review.  Objective, blind reviews in Coffee Review format are also available for a fee of US$350 per sample. Advertisers pay a reduced rate of $195 per sample and $245 for reviews in espresso format. We may limit the number of coffees we accept for commissioned review in any one month, owing to travel or other contingencies, so it is essential to query before sending coffees for commissioned review. These reviews can be quoted for public use following the same guidelines for reviews published in association with a tasting report. After receiving a review, the submitting roaster has 30 days to decide to keep the review private or request to have it displayed on However, it remains the sole discretion of Coffee Review whether it will display a review. When a review is published, the roaster will receive an electronic score medallion that can be used for marketing purposes.

Commissioned Private Assessments of Roasted and Green Coffees.  Sensory assessments of coffee samples for confidential use can be purchased directly from Kenneth Davids as part of his consulting services. The focus of these private evaluations depends on the client’s needs, which may include internal review or evaluation, third-person audit of quality assurance programs, evaluation of green coffee, etc. These reviews follow the Coffee Review format and ratings system, but they may not be publicly quoted or used for promotional purposes and will not be displayed on the Coffee Review website. Professional fees start at US$195 per sample for a Coffee-Review-style assessment of retail-roasted coffees ($245 for assessment in espresso format). Fees for a Coffee Review-style assessment of green, unroasted coffees start at $250 per sample, $295 in espresso format. Related consulting services for green coffees may involve additional fees. Contact for more detailed information, and to arrange submission and timing for commissioned private assessments.

Other Coffee Review Contacts.  

For media queries, questions on consulting, and conference invitations and questions, please contact Editor-in-Chief Kenneth Davids at For technical coffee-related questions not involving consulting, contact associate editor Jason Sarley at

Coffee Review Mailing Address

The mailing address for coffee samples and other correspondence is:

Coffee Review
2625 Alcatraz Ave. #263
Berkeley, CA 94705