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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: Nov 2018

Price: $70.00/8 ounces

Dragonfly Coffee Roasters Logo

Delicate, vibrant, richly tart. Passionfruit, roasted cacao nib, sandalwood, star jasmine, bergamot zest in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart in structure with juicy, bright acidity; buoyant, silky mouthfeel. The long, flavor-saturated finish is redolent with notes of passionfruit, star jasmine and cacoa nib.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $45.00/8 ounces

Dragonfly Coffee Roasters Logo

Rich, high-toned, sweetly herbaceous. Lemon verbena, roasted almond, black cherry, narcissus, black peppercorn in aroma and cup. Savory-sweet structure with high-toned, lively acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish leads with black cherry and narcissus in the short, with notes of almond and peppercorn in the long, and an undercurrent of lemon verbena throughout.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: NT $1450/8 ounces

Complex, sweetly tart, spice-toned. Peach, fine musk, toffee, macadamia nut, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with vibrant, juicy acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The elegant, lingering finish centers around notes of peach, toffee and fine musk, all cocoa-toned.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $21.00/12 ounces

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Complexly layered with sweet-savory depth. Wisteria, hop flowers, candied grapefruit zest, black cherry, pistachio butter in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory structure with gentle, rounded acidity; viscous, syrupy mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish is a mirror of the cup, carrying through on the coffee’s savory-sweet resonance.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Delicate, sweetly spice-toned. Salted caramel, black cherry, cinnamon, roasted cashew, clover flower in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure; high-toned, juicy acidity. Fruit-toned finish with hints of cinnamon and clover flower.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $18.95/12 ounces

Balanced, deeply rich and sweet. Butterscotch, sandalwood, dark chocolate, dried apricot, lantana in aroma and cup. Appealing bittersweet structure with brisk acidity; syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to notes of dark chocolate and butterscotch.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: CAD $15.00/200 grams

Fruit-toned, richly sweet. Raspberry liqueur, sandalwood, roasted cashew, honeysuckle, orange zest in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet in structure with high-toned, juicy acidity; full, satiny-smooth mouthfeel. Notes of cashew and honeysuckle lead in the short finish, with sandalwood and hints of raspberry liqueur in the long.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: NT $500/8 ounces

Crisp, richly sweet-toned. Tamarind, hazelnut, maple syrup, pink peppercorn, narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with gentle acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to notes of tamarind, hazelnut and pink peppercorn.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $19.99/12 ounces

Delicate, crisply fruit-toned. Concord grape, almond nougat, honeysuckle, bay leaf, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with rounded acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Notes of Concord grape take center stage in the finish, supported by sweet floral and nut tones.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $25.00/8 ounces

Aromatically subtle, sweetly tart. Pie cherry, roasted cacao nib, pistachio, thyme, freesia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with juicy, vibrant acidity; viscous, syrupy acidity. The finish consolidates to notes of cocoa-toned pie cherry and freesia.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $19.50/12 ounces

Crisply sweet, rich-toned. Baker’s chocolate, Bing cherry, hibiscus, oak, molasses in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet structure with pert acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. Hibiscus and molasses lead the gently drying finish, with chocolate and oak resurfacing in the long.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $37.00/120 grams

Crisply sweet, floral-toned. Roasted cacao nib, green grape, freesia, cedar, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with brisk acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to notes of cedar and cacao nib in the short with a hint of freesia in the long.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Richly sweet, chocolate-toned. Magnolia, chocolate fudge, hazelnut, gently scorched cedar, banana in aroma and small cup. Velvety mouthfeel; cocoa-toned, floral finish. Both flowers and cocoa carry expressively into cappuccino-scaled milk.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $16.95/12 ounces

Visit Durango Coffee Company

Crisp, sweetly pungent. Honeysuckle, pomegranate, maple syrup, orange zest, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart in structure with juicy, bright acidity; velvety mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to notes of pomegranate and cedar with hints of honeysuckle-like florals.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $13.50/10 ounces

Crisply sweet, balanced. Baker’s chocolate, apricot, magnolia, cedar, almond in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart in structure with brisk acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The finish centers around apricot and magnolia in the short, with cedar and baker’s chocolate returning in the long.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $19.95/12 ounces

Klatch Coffee Logo

High-toned, crisply sweet. Mango, halvah, fine musk, freesia, dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with bright, juicy acidity; plump, velvety mouthfeel. The lingering, resonant finish carries through on the vivacious, complex promise of the cup.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $12.25/12 ounces

Grounds for Change logo

Roasty-sweet, richly chocolaty. Dark chocolate, gently scorched cedar, gardenia, grapefruit zest, roasted almond in aroma and cup. Briskly bittersweet in structure; satiny-smooth in mouthfeel. Notes of dark chocolate and smoky cedar carry the resonant finish.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Steady State Roasting Company Logo

Sweetly herbaceous, richly cocoa-toned. Baker’s chocolate, lemon verbena, toffee, allspice, hazelnut in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with brisk acidity; velvety mouthfeel. The finish leads with lemon verbena and toffee in the short, segueing to spice-toned chocolate and hazelnut in the long.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $17.50/12 ounces

Steady State Roasting Company Logo

Richly sweet, fruit-toned. Dried apricot, roasted cacao nib, agave syrup, cedar, magnolia in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with gentle, rounded acidity; crisp, satiny-smooth mouthfeel. Finish consolidates to notes of dried apricot and cocoa-toned cedar.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: NT $2600/227 grams

Direct Coffee Logo

Deeply sweet, cleanly fruit-toned. Watermelon candy, black currant, sandalwood, lantana-like flowers, spice-toned chocolate in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with brisk acidity; lightly velvety mouthfeel. The crisp, flavor-saturated finish is resonantly fruit-toned, complicated by pretty notes of sandalwood.