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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: 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: $22.15/500 grams

Deeply sweet, fruit-toned. Ripe banana, brown sugar, clover flowers, pipe tobacco, brandy in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure, with quietly vibrant acidity; delicate, satiny mouthfeel. The gently drying finish consolidates to notes of pipe tobacco and banana with hints of brandy.

Review Date: Sep 2018

Price: $6.99/eight 3.3 gram packets

Evaluated at proportions of 5 grams of instant coffee powder mixed with 8.5 ounces (250 ml) of hot water. Caramelly, cocoa-toned. Fresh fir, cocoa, salted caramel, roasted hazelnut, a hint of lily-like flowers in aroma and cup. Structure is sweet yet brisk, with a salty edge. Lean but smooth in mouthfeel. Flowers and cocoa in the short finish, fading to salty wood in the long.

Review Date: Sep 2018

Price: $17.98/thirty 1.6-gram single-serve packets

Evaluated at proportions of 5 grams of instant coffee powder mixed with 8.5 ounces (250 ml) of hot water. Mainly burned, with some crisp liveliness. Heavily scorched fir with hints of dark chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon in aroma and cup. Bitter and burned in structure, with a suggestion of sweetness. Light and lean in mouthfeel. Dry and roasty-wood-toned in the finish, with faint suggestions of chocolate and vanilla.

Review Date: Sep 2018

Price: $16.00/five 5-gram single-serve packets

Evaluated at proportions of 5 grams of instant coffee powder mixed with 8.5 ounces (250 ml) of hot water. Sweet, deep and juicy. Dark chocolate, jasmine, mango, orange zest, oak in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart in structure with an underlying salty, drying hint. Syrupy and plush in mouthfeel. Clean and sweet in the short finish: mango, jasmine, chocolate. Flavor fades quickly in the long.

Review Date: Sep 2018

Price: $8.99/8 ounces (226 grams)

Evaluated at proportions of 5 grams of instant coffee powder mixed with 8.5 ounces (250 ml) of hot water. Not attractive. Rotten suggestions (composted orange, lily) and acrid wood dominate, along with a metallic note. On the positive side, hints of prune, salty caramel, cardamom. Bittersweet and acrid in structure; lean but smooth in mouthfeel. Continued bitter and acrid in the finish.

Review Date: Sep 2018

Price: $16.00/five 5-gram single-serve packets

Evaluated at proportions of 5 grams of instant coffee powder mixed with 8.5 ounces (250 ml) of hot water. Sweet, delicate, very subtly complex. Clean, fresh wood, flowers, lemon zest, a hint of cocoa, tart pie cherry in aroma and cup. Sweet yet brisk in structure; very light though silky in mouthfeel.

Review Date: Sep 2018

Price: $9.99/7 ounces (198 grams)

Evaluated at proportions of 5 grams of instant coffee powder mixed with 8.5 ounces (250 ml) of hot water. Flat, salty, expressionless. Salted graham cracker, a faint vegetal note in aroma and cup. Sweet-salty-acrid in structure. Flat, lifeless mouthfeel. Rounds and sweetens just a bit in the finish.

Review Date: Sep 2018

Price: $16.00/five 5-gram single-serve packets

Evaluated at proportions of 5 grams of instant coffee powder mixed with 8.5 ounces (250 ml) of hot water. Sweet, gently bright. Graham cracker, dark caramel, honey-roasted peanut, oak, rhododendron-like flowers in aroma and cup. Gentle, round, slightly bitter-salty in structure; plump in mouthfeel. Flavor fades in a quite dry and wood-toned finish.

Review Date: Sep 2018

Price: $19.00/six 5-gram packets

Evaluated at proportions of 5 grams of instant coffee powder mixed with 8.5 ounces (250 ml) of hot water. Crisp, sweet/tart. Cocoa, faint mango, lemon zest, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Sweet/savory in structure; delicate but smooth in mouthfeel. Hints of citrus and cocoa animate a sweet short finish, with a slight salty edge surfacing in the long.

Review Date: Sep 2018

Price: $15.00/six 5-gram single-serve packets

Evaluated at proportions of 5 grams of instant coffee powder mixed with 8.5 ounces (250 ml) of hot water. Quietly zesty. Lemon peel, cocoa, caramel, fir, a hint of mango. Sweet/tart in structure, with a slight salty-bitterish edge. Light but silky/satiny in mouthfeel. Caramelly and sweet in the short finish fading toward wood in the long.

Review Date: Sep 2018

Price: $22.00/eight 5-gram tubes

Evaluated at proportions of 5 grams of instant coffee powder mixed with 8.5 ounces (250 ml) of hot water. Simple, balanced. Prominent cocoa, cedar, orange zest, a faint hint of flowers in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart in structure with a shadow of salt. Lightly syrupy in mouthfeel. Flavor holds, particularly cocoa, in the short finish, though a faintly salty wood prevails in the long.

Review Date: Sep 2018

Price: $16.98/45 grams (approx. 9 servings)

Evaluated at proportions of 5 grams of instant coffee powder mixed with 8.5 ounces (250 ml) of hot water. Richly roasty, smoky. Molasses, scorched hazelnut, scorched cedar, cocoa, anise in aroma and cup. Bittersweet and savory-edged in structure; the mouthfeel is light though pleasantly syrupy. The finish is smoky wood all the way, with a saving hint of cocoa.

Review Date: Sep 2018

Price: $6.99/eight 3.3 gram packets

Evaluated at proportions of 5 grams of instant coffee powder mixed with 8.5 ounces (250 ml) of hot water. Cloyingly sweet and definitively burned. Salted caramel, burned building, some cinnamon and floral top notes in aroma and cup. The structure is salty and bitter; the mouthfeel lean and watery. Hints of flavor fade in a finish that simply tastes burned.

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.