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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: Feb 2019

Price: $20.99/12 ounces

Nuanced, layered, richly sweet-savory. Fine musk, wisteria-like flowers, dark chocolate, pipe tobacco, black cherry in aroma and cup. Balanced sweet-tart-savory structure with juicy, vibrant acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is resonant, flavor-saturated, and impressively long.

Review Date: Feb 2019

Price: $13.95/12 ounces

Richly and sweetly tart, chocolaty. Dark chocolate, hazelnut butter, lightly scorched cinnamon, date, fir in aroma and cup. Sweet in structure with gentle, rounded acidity; velvety mouthfeel. The chocolaty finish is complicated by date and hazelnut.

Review Date: Feb 2019

Price: $19.00/12 ounces

Crisp, high-toned, richly sweet. Strawberry, cocoa powder, honeysuckle, cedar, cashew butter in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with bright acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to cocoa and honeysuckle with a throughline of rich, cedar-like aromatic wood.

Review Date: Feb 2019

Price: $13.95/12 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Bright, sweetly tart. Cocoa powder, hazelnut, orange zest, pomegranate, fir in aroma and small cup. Crisp, lightly syrupy mouthfeel; sweet cocoa-toned finish. In three parts milk, cocoa notes are amplified, punctuated by orange zest and fir.

Review Date: Feb 2019

Price: $13.99/12 ounces

Mystic Monk Coffee Logo

Richly spice-toned, chocolaty. Dark chocolate, peppercorn medley, dried persimmon, gardenia, singed oak in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with mild acidity; satiny, surprisingly full mouthfeel. Crisp, cocoa-laden finish with gardenia and persimmon as supporting undertones.

Review Date: Feb 2019

Price: $19.95/8 ounces

Amavida Coffee Roasters

Elegant, berry-toned, richly sweet. Blackberry coulis, elderflower, cacao nib, candycap mushroom, frankincense in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with vibrant, juicy acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Rich, resonant finish that leads with blackberry and frankincense in the short, rounding to floral-toned cocoa in the long.

Review Date: Feb 2019

Price: $19.95/8 ounces

Amavida Coffee Roasters

Crisp, deeply sweet. Cacao nib, honeysuckle, dried apricot, fresh-cut fir, agave syrup in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with pert acidity; full, satiny mouthfeel. The richly drying finish centers around cocoa-toned date notes and sweetly pungent fir.

Review Date: Feb 2019

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Bright, richly sweet. Jasmine, guava, pine nut, maple syrup, Nutella in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with crisp, citrusy acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. Floral-toned in the short finish, chocolaty in the long.

Review Date: Feb 2019

Price: $13.34/4 ounces

Bright, crisp, sweetly tart. Apricot, almond, cocoa nib, cedar, honey in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with juicy acidity; velvety mouthfeel. A quietly rich finish centers around apricot and honey, with cocoa nuance.

Review Date: Feb 2019

Price: $19.00/12 ounces

Fruit-centered, crisply sweet. Bing cherry, magnolia, oak, agave syrup, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with gentle acidity; satiny, full mouthfeel. The short finish leads with notes of cherry and baker’s chocolate, rounding to deep, low-toned flowers in the long.

Review Date: Feb 2019

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

High-toned, deeply sweet. Mango, gardenia, fresh-cut pine, molasses, hazelnut in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with pert, lively acidity; viscous, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is redolent with mango and hazelnut.

Review Date: Feb 2019

Price: NA

Richly sweet-savory. Tamarind, cedar, honeysuckle, toffee, fine musk in aroma and cup. Savory-sweet structure with gentle, round acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. Resonant finish with tamarind and toffee at the center.

Review Date: Feb 2019

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Roast-touched, floral-toned, richly chocolaty. Narcissus, chocolate fudge, black cherry, almond, lightly scorched mesquite in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with crisp, malic acidity, suggesting green apple; full, creamy mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to chocolate fudge and black cherry with undertones of smoky mesquite.

Review Date: Feb 2019

Price: $19.99/16 ounces

Willoughby's Coffee & Tea Logo

Balanced, fruit-toned, deeply sweet. Mulberry, wine barrel, dark chocolate, sandalwood, freesia in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with wine-like acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The finish leads with mulberry and dark chocolate, supported by spice-toned aromatic wood and freesia-like flowers.

Review Date: Feb 2019

Price: $16.00/12 ounces

Flight Logo - Nov 2018

High-toned, richly sweet-savory. Red currant, dark chocolate, tangerine zest, hop flowers, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Richly bittersweet structure with vibrant, juicy acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Deep, flavor-saturated finish with red currant and dark chocolate carrying well into the long.

Review Date: Feb 2019

Price: $21.00/12 ounces

Fruit-forward, sweetly herbaceous. Raspberry coulis, lemon verbena, cacao nib, sandalwood, freesia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet-tart structure with brisk acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to raspberry and cocoa with a sandalwood throughline underneath.

Review Date: Feb 2019

Price: NT $400/8 ounces

Citrusy and spice-toned. Lemon verbena, gardenia-like flowers, sandalwood, caramel, pink peppercorn in aroma and cup. Richly sweet-tart in structure with vibrant acidity; full, satiny mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to lemon verbena and sandalwood in the short, with caramel resurfacing in the long.

Review Date: Feb 2019

Price: $44.95/8 ounces

Hula Daddy Kona Coffee Logo

Delicately fruit-toned, richly cocoa-driven. Ripe strawberry, dark chocolate, almond, freesia-like flowers, a hint of wine barrel in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with crisp, high-toned acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish sustains all of the aroma and flavor notes promised by the cup.

Review Date: Feb 2019

Price: $15.00/8 ounces

Turnstile Coffee Roasters Logo

Deftly roast-touched, richly chocolaty. Singed sandalwood, dark chocolate, dried mango, saffron, dahlia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart in structure with rich, vibrant acidity; viscous, silky mouthfeel. Quiet, chocolate- and floral-toned finish with a hint of saffron.

Review Date: Feb 2019

Price: $18.50/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Delicate, richly floral, sweetly spice-toned. Almond nougat, white peach, pink peppercorn, wisteria-like flowers, fragrant sandalwood in aroma and cup. Richly bittersweet structure with vibrant, juicy acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Resonant, flavor-saturated finish centers around peach, wisteria and sandalwood.