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We have published thousands of coffee reviews and espresso reviews since 1997. The reviews below appear in reverse chronological order by review date. You may refine your search by key word or category using links to the right. Older reviews may no longer accurately reflect current versions of the same coffee.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $19.50/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Boldy sweet-tart, savory-edged. Dark chocolate, gooseberry, honey, lilac, hazelnut butter in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with bright, juicy acidity; crisp, lively mouthfeel. The resonant finish leads with tart fruit notes in the short resolving to honey-toned florals in the long, all enveloped in dark chocolate.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $19.50/12 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Spiced toned, richly sweet. Red currant, almond nougat, pipe tobacco, narcissus-like flowers, hickory wood in aroma and cup. In structure, sweet, tart and savory in balance, with juicy acidity; full, velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The finish is crisp, resonant and flavor-saturated.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $19.50/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Delicate, richly sweet-savory. Toffee, tamarind, roasted cacao nib, star jasmine, almond in aroma and cup. Savory-sweet in structure with balanced, round acidity; plush syrupy mouthfeel. The crisply sweet finish is floral-toned, supported by notes of cocoa nib and toffee.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $75.00/8 ounces

Dragonfly Coffee Roasters Logo

Rich-toned, cleanly fruit-forward, intricately balanced. Concord grape, pungent myrrh, roasted cacao nib, honeysuckle, candy cap mushroom in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet-tart structure with bright, juicy acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant, flavor-saturated finish rings on with all of the notes from the cup.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $16.75/12 ounces

Deeply sweet, richly savory. Red currant, lavender, baker’s chocolate, cedar, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Bittersweet structure with crisp, lively acidity; full, creamy mouthfeel. The finish leads with notes of red currant and baker’s chocolate in the short, with pretty hints of lavender in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Crisply sweet, richly cocoa-toned. Dark chocolate, hop flowers, apricot, oak, agave syrup in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet in structure with high-toned, lively acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The resonant finish is crisp with cocoa and apricot notes, followed by a hint of bittersweet hop flowers.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $13.50/12 ounces

Crisply sweet, fruit-toned. Raspberry, roasted cacao nib, honey, fresh-cut fir, freesia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Richly sweet-tart in structure with vibrant acidity; delicate, silky mouthfeel. The long, lasting finish centers around cocoa-toned honey and freesia.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $16.50/12 ounces

Sweet-toned, richly savory. Dried fig, ginseng, narcissus, oak forest, hazelnut in aroma and cup. Savory-sweet structure with round, gentle acidity; plush syrupy mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to notes of dried fig and narcissus, followed by sweetly earthy ginseng.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $11.95/12 ounces

Mystic Monk Coffee Logo

Sweetly roast-toned, richly chocolaty. Dark chocolate, dried apricot, fine musk, fresh-cut fir, azalea in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with gentle, round acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidates to notes of chocolate and dried apricot.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $20.00/12 ounces

Vibrant, high-toned, deeply sweet. Candied violet, pomegranate, sandalwood, honey, almond in aroma and cup. Richly sweet structure with bright, citrusy acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Sweetly tart in the short finish and redolent of honey and pomegranate in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $21.00/12 ounces

Crisply sweet-tart, engagingly bright. Tangerine zest, baker’s chocolate, tamarind, orange blossom, molasses in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with brisk acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. Floral in the short finish, followed by notes of baker’s chocolate and citrus zest in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $16.00/12 ounces

Richly chocolaty and fruit-toned. Dark chocolate, dried berries, mesquite, orange zest, narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet structure with balanced acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The finish is redolent of dark chocolate and dried berries with a hint of mesquite.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $16.95/12 ounces

Visit Durango Coffee Company

Rich sweet, floral and chocolaty. Magnolia, dark chocolate, date, cedar, pink grapefruit zest in aroma and cup. Crisp, sweet structure with balanced acidity; smooth, satiny mouthfeel. The quiet finish consolidates to magnolia and date in the short, cedar and dark chocolate in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $12.00/12 ounces

Balanced, rich-toned, crisply sweet. Baker’s chocolate, plum, hazelnut, maple syrup, wisteria in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet structure with lively acidity; viscous, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The richly drying finish is cocoa-laden, with supporting notes of stone fruit and nuts.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: NT $1400/16 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Balanced, rich-toned, floral. Jasmine, vanilla, pink grapefruit zest, cedar, dark chocolate in aroma and small cup. Delicate, lively mouthfeel; long, flavor-saturated finish. In cappuccino-scaled milk, notes of jasmine and vanilla take center stage, supported by dark chocolate.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: NT $1500/16 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Deeply and richly sweet-savory. Blackberry, roasted cacao nib, tamarind, sandalwood, pistachio in aroma and small cup. Crisp but velvety-smooth mouthfeel; rich, resonant, flavor-laden finish. Berry and cocoa notes lead in cappuccino-scaled milk, followed by an intriguing hint of sandalwood.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: NT $450/200 grams

Crisp, richly sweet. Baker’s chocolate, mango, fresh humus, maple syrup, narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweet in structure with round, gentle acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Notes of cocoa-toned mango lead the short finish, with fresh humus in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: NT $2000/16 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Deep, richly chocolaty, sweetly tart. Dark chocolate, peach, candied almond, tangerine zest, magnolia-like flowers in aroma and small cup. Plush, satiny mouthfeel; resonant, long, bittersweet finish. In three parts milk, chocolate and magnolia-like flowers round and amplify.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: NT $375/8 ounces

Deeply sweet-savory, energetic. Black currant, roasted cacao nib, star jasmine, almond butter, frankincense in aroma and cup. Richly sweet in structure with savory undertones and bright, lyrical acidity; full, creamy mouthfeel. Flavor-laden finish maintains the integrity of the cup well into the long.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: NT $290/8 ounces

Richly sweet-tart, floral-toned. Honeysuckle, mango, sandalwood, maple syrup, almond brittle in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with juicy, high-toned acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant, flavor-saturated finish retains all of the nuance and flavor notes of the cup.