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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: Jun 2018

Price: NT $450/16 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 $600/16 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 $650/227 grams

Deeply rich, sweet-savory. Rhododendron, mango, almond brittle, thyme, oak in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned, savory structure; full, satiny mouthfeel. The gently drying finish consolidates to notes of oak and almond, with a hint of sweet herb suggesting thyme.

Review Date: Jun 2018

Price: $15.00/12 ounces

High-toned, spice-forward, richly sweet. Nougat, lavender, dried apricot, cedar, a hint of cumin in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweetly tart structure with vibrant, juicy acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. The finish is sweet though rather short, with gently drying notes of sweet hazelnut and nougat and a hint of rich aromatic wood.

Review Date: Jun 2018

Price: CAD $16.00/16 ounces

Crisply sweet-toned. Caramel, fig, oak, narcissus-like flowers, almond in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet structure with brisk acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The short finish resonates with sweet floral and rich fruit notes, while the long consolidates to almond and oak.

Review Date: Jun 2018

Price: $15.50/12 ounces

Brightly sweet with a savory depth. Lemon verbena, roasted cacao nib, rhododendron, date, cedar in aroma and cup. Quietly sweet-tart structure; delicate, silky mouthfeel. The finish is richly drying, consolidating around cacao nib and lemon verbena.

Review Date: Jun 2018

Price: $15.99/16 ounces

Willoughby's Coffee & Tea Logo

Balanced, sweetly savory. Lime zest, toffee, fresh-cut fir, cashew, lilac-like flowers in aroma and cup. Quietly sweet-tart structure; full, velvety mouthfeel. Lime zest and toffee carry the finish.

Review Date: Jun 2018

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Oceana Logo

Crisply sweet, spice-toned. Brown sugar, baked apple, lemon zest, cayenne, fresh-cut pine in aroma and cup. Bittersweet structure; delicate, satiny mouthfeel. The richly drying finish is characterized by notes of baked apple in the short and bittersweet citrus zest with a hint of warming spice in the long.

Review Date: Jun 2018

Price: $20.50/16 ounces

Richly sweet, crisply tart. Butterscotch, lemon zest, peach, honey, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Balanced, delicately sweet-tart structure with vibrant acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish consolidates to notes of butterscotch and lemon zest, with a hint of cedar.

Review Date: Jun 2018

Price: CAD $17.00/12 ounces

Fruit-toned, vibrantly sweet. Dark chocolate, raspberry, agave syrup, oak wine barrel, freesia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Richly sweet-toned in structure, with lively acidity. Crisp, velvety mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidates to notes of raspberry and freesia with a hint of sweet ferment.

Review Date: Jun 2018

Price: $19.50/12 ounces online; $12.99/ounces in stores

Bright, crisply sweet-tart. Peach, nougat, roasted cacao nib, lavender, cedar in aroma and cup. Tart-leaning, sweet structure with juicy acidity; delicate, satiny mouthfeel. The richly drying finish is balanced and resonant, leading with notes of peach and nougat in the short, rounding to cocoa in the long.

Review Date: Jun 2018

Price: NT $650/225 grams

Greenstone Coffee Logo

Richly sweet, spice-toned. Baker’s chocolate, cinnamon, banana, cashew, citrusy lantana flowers in aroma and cup. Bittersweet in structure, with juicy acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. Notes of baker’s chocolate and banana are sweetly resonant in the short finish, spice-toned florals resurface in the long.

Review Date: Jun 2018

Price: NT $750/16 ounces

Rich-toned, balanced, deeply sweet. Apricot, dark chocolate, hazelnut, citrusy lantana flowers, cinnamon in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet in structure with lively acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Notes of sweet-tart stone fruit carry into the long finish, supported by dark chocolate and a hint of cinnamon-like spice.

Review Date: Jun 2018

Price: $19.20/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Crisp, bright, richly sweet-savory. Wild honey, black cherry, lemon verbena, hazelnut, rhododendron-like flowers in aroma and cup. Balanced, vivid structure with sweetly tart, juicy acidity; buoyant, silky mouthfeel. Resonant and rich in the finish, where cocoa also surfaces, alongside notes of wild honey and black cherry in the short and vanilla-like florals in the long.

Review Date: Jun 2018

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Dragonfly Coffee Roasters Logo

Richly savory, deeply sweet. Ginger blossom, almond brittle, pear, fresh, moist forest notes, wildflower honey in aroma and cup. Structured balance among sweet, tart and savory tastes; crisp, velvety mouthfeel. The honey-toned finish leads with ginger blossom in the short and notes of pear and almond in the long.

Review Date: Jun 2018

Price: $19.95/12 ounces

Delicate, complex, chocolate-toned. Dried mulberry, dark chocolate, fine musk, pipe tobacco, pink peppercorn in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory structure with juicy acidity; plump, smooth mouthfeel. The finish, which consolidates to notes of dark chocolate and dried mulberry, is confident and flavor-saturated.

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.