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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 2019

Price: $15.90/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Deeply rich, equally sweet and savory. Brown sugar, hop flowers, toasted coconut, chestnut, sumac in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart-savory structure with vibrant, juicy acidity; viscous, satiny mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidates to coconut and chestnut with undertones of brown sugar.

Review Date: Jun 2019

Price: NT $260/8 ounces

Richly fruit-toned, chocolaty. Dried raspberry, dark chocolate, sandalwood, almond, freesia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart in structure with round, gentle acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Fruit- and chocolate-centered in the finish as well, with pretty freesia notes.

Review Date: Jun 2019

Price: $16.00/12 ounces

Flight Logo - Nov 2018

High-toned, fruity, deeply savory. Cocoa nib, plum sauce, brown sugar, sumac, freesia in aroma and cup. Round and deep, richly sweet-savory structure; full, chewy mouthfeel. The finish resolves with a simple yet compelling sweet and tart resonance.

Review Date: Jun 2019

Price: NT $200/8 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Cocoa-toned, deeply sweet. Cocoa powder, date, cedar, apricot, blood orange zest in aroma and small cup. Big, creamy mouthfeel; the finish is redolent of cocoa and citrus zest. In cappucino-scaled milk, cocoa tones are amplified, as are notes of stone fruit and citrus.

Review Date: Jun 2019

Price: 9.9 Euros/225 grams

Evaluated as espresso. Deeply and richly sweet. Dark chocolate, lightly scorched cedar, tart pie cherry, molasses, gardenia in aroma and small cup. Lightly syrupy mouthfeel; heavy, bittersweet finish. In three parts milk, chocolate notes are foregrounded, supported by hints of aromatic wood and molasses.

Review Date: Jun 2019

Price: $17.25/12 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. High-toned, sweetly tart; Bing cherry, dark chocolate, tangerine zest, honeysuckle, a hint of fine pipe tobacco in aroma and small cup. Full, syrupy mouthfeel; earthy-sweet finish. In cappuccino-scaled milk, dark chocolate is amplified, as are deep florals, while tart fruit notes round.

Review Date: Jun 2019

Price: $16.95/12 ounces

Amavida Coffee Roasters

Evaluated as espresso. Spice-toned, fruit-forward. Dried raspberry, cinnamon, dark chocolate, almond butter, narcissus in aroma and small cup. Crisp, satiny texture; resonant, flavor-saturated finish. In three parts milk, balanced and chocolaty, with lingering spice notes.

Review Date: Jun 2019

Price: $18.95/12 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Deeply chocolaty, richly floral. Chocolate fudge, lilac, peach, fresh-cut cedar, hazelnut butter in aroma and small cup. Crisp, satiny-smooth mouthfeel; the deep, long, resonant finish maintains all of the aroma and flavor notes from the cup. Also profoundly satisfying in three parts milk, with chocolate and florals in a slow dance and fruit returning to the surface in the long finish.

Review Date: Jun 2019

Price: $13.56/12 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Deeply cocoa- and nut-toned, brightly fruit-forward. Cocoa powder, caramel, almond butter, dried black cherry, myrrh in aroma and small cup. Velvety mouthfeel, crisp, chocolaty and nut-toned finish. The milk shot leads with notes of black cherry and cocoa powder, supported by rich aromatic wood and almond butter.

Review Date: Jun 2019

Price: $13.99/12 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Richly sweet, fruit-toned and chocolaty. Dark chocolate, dried cherry, fresh-cut fir, almond blossom, molasses in aroma and small cup. Full, satiny-smooth mouthfeel; flavor-saturated finish driven by chocolate and stone fruit notes. This blend sings in milk, elevating notes of both cherry and chocolate in lasting vibrancy.

Review Date: Jun 2019

Price: $14.00/12 ounces

Dragonfly Coffee Roasters Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Balanced, richly bittersweet. Baker’s chocolate, dried apricot, hop flowers, sandalwood, hazelnut butter in aroma and cup. Plush, creamy mouthfeel; bright, fruit-forward finish. In milk, crisp chocolate notes envelope notes of stone fruit and bittersweet florals in the short, with rich aromatic wood tones resurfacing in the long.

Review Date: Jun 2019

Price: $12.95/12 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Classically cocoa-toned and sweetly tart. Nutella, pink peppercorn, pomegranate, molasses, magnolia in aroma and small cup. Creamy-smooth body; short but resounding finish. The milk shot is lush and fudgelike, with undertones of pomegranate and magnolia.

Review Date: Jun 2019

Price: $9.99/12 sticks

Evaluated as an instant or soluble coffee at proportions of one cube of instant coffee mixed with 8.5 ounces (250 ml) of hot water. Delicately sweet-savory. Caramel, fir, cashew, lily hint of beef jerky in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with little perceptible acidity; thin, smooth mouthfeel. The crisp finish centers around notes of cashew, caramel and beef jerky.

Review Date: Jun 2019

Price: 18.00/12 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Richly sweet, cocoa-toned. Dark chocolate, apricot, hazelnut, lilac, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Balanced, bittersweet structure with rounded acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The finish is thoroughly chocolaty with undertones of apricot and hazelnut.

Review Date: Jun 2019

Price: $14.95/12 ounces

Richly and cleanly fruit-toned. Bing cherry, freesia-like flowers, fruit taffy, fresh-cut oak, lemon verbena in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with vivacious acidity; vibrant, creamy mouthfeel. Gentle, fruit-forward finish with spicy floral notes.

Review Date: Jun 2019

Price: NT $660/225 grams

Direct Coffee Logo

Deeply sweet, intensely pungent. Dark chocolate, pink grapefruit zest, wisteria, maple syrup, myrrh in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet-toned in structure with lively, juicy acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is long and satisfying: flavor-saturated, floral-, chocolate- and fruit-toned, harmoniously balanced.

Review Date: Jun 2019

Price: $19.50/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Balanced, high-toned, richly sweet. Molasses, crisp green tomato, wisteria, Nutella, fresh pipe tobacco in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory-tart structure; very syrupy mouthfeel. Rich-toned finish with notes of dark chocolate, hazelnut and wisteria.

Review Date: Jun 2019

Price: $24.95/12 ounces

Elegant, tropical, rich-toned. Strawberry guava, honeysuckle, almond, sandalwood, cacao nib in aroma and cup. Richly sweet structure with bright, vibrant acidity; lush, syrupy mouthfeel. Lingering notes of strawberry and honeysuckle in the delicate finish.

Review Date: Jun 2019

Price: $20.00/12 ounces

Juicy, bright, deeply and richly sweet. Dried strawberry, toffee, lilac, myrrh, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with vivacious acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidates to notes of strawberry and toffee.

Review Date: May 2019

Price: HK $125.00/250 grams

Evaluated as espresso. Deeply sweet, richly tart, pungent. Dark chocolate, jasmine, mango, green tea, tangerine zest, cedar in aroma and small cup. Full and syrupy though slightly rough mouthfeel. The finish consolidates around quiet cocoa and citrus. Flowers and green tea in particular carry into three parts milk.