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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: Oct 2019

Price: AUD $18.00/18 grams

Brightly fruit-toned, tropical, and aromatically vibrant. Lychee, passionfruit, dark chocolate, frankincense, star jasmine in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet-tart structure with high-toned, juicy acidity; lush, syrupy mouthfeel. Resounding flavor-saturated finish with layer after layer of fruit far into the long.

Review Date: Oct 2019

Price: $20.00/12 ounces

Crisply sweet, cocoa-toned. Cocoa powder, lime zest, almond butter, freesia-like flowers, oak in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with pert acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The quiet finish centers around cocoa and almond.

Review Date: Oct 2019

Price: $13.50/8 ounces

Sweetly herbaceous and spice-toned. Lemon verbena, green grape, nutmeg, fresh-cut fir, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart in structure with bright, citrusy acidity; full, velvety mouthfeel. The finish is resonant and long, leading with notes of lemon verbena and green grape in the short, modulating to fresh-cut fir in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2019

Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Rich-toned, chocolaty. Chocolate fudge, gently scorched cedar, date, gardenia, molasses in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with gentle, rounded acidity; full, creamy mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to chocolate fudge and scorched cedar with undertones of gardenia.

Review Date: Oct 2019

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Richly sweet, vibrantly bright. Pink grapefruit zest, cocoa nib, apricot, hazelnut, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with pert acidity; delicately silky mouthfeel. The gentle finish centers around notes of apricot and cocoa nib supported by rich hazelnut and hints of cedar.

Review Date: Oct 2019

Price: $16.00/12 ounces

Crisply sweet, cleanly fruit-toned. Dried strawberry, cocoa nib, honeysuckle, agave syrup, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with crisp, apple-like acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The quiet finish evokes dried strawberry and wood-framed honeysuckle.

Review Date: Oct 2019

Price: $20.00/12 ounces

Sweetly fruit-toned, accessibly fermenty. Raspberry coulis, dark chocolate, hop flowers, wine barrel, pink peppercorn in aroma and cup. Richly bittersweet in structure with a tangy acidity; crisp, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish is all fruit and chocolate enhanced by a quiet sweet ferment.

Review Date: Oct 2019

Price: $15.00/10 ounces

Crisp, delicate, richly sweet. Red plum, cocoa nib, jasmine, sandalwood, brown sugar in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with vivacious acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Cocoa-toned plum and a hint of jasmine animate the quiet finish.

Review Date: Oct 2019

Price: $15.00/250 grams

Rich-toned, deeply sweet. Honey, lilac, date, cocoa nib, baking spices in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet structure with vibrant, juicy acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish consolidates around honey and baking spices.

Review Date: Oct 2019

Price: CAD $21.00/12 ounces

Savory-sweet, richly aromatic. Red currant, hop flowers, lime zest, dark chocolate, cedar in aroma and cup. Savory-sweet structure with high-toned, juicy acidity; full, buttery mouthfeel. Cocoa-toned finish with notes of red currant and lime zest in the short, rounding to hop flowers in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2019

Price: NT $380/454 grams

Evaluated as espresso. Chocolaty, nut-driven, a bit smoky. Dark chocolate, almond brittle, orchid, charred mesquite, molasses in aroma and small cup. Velvety-smooth mouthfeel; smoky, chocolaty finish. In three parts milk, deeply chocolaty and roast-prominent, with inviting notes of smoky mesquite.

Review Date: Oct 2019

Price: $15.00/250 grams

Coava Logo

Rich-toned, crisply sweet-savory. Red currant, hop flowers, pink grapefruit zest, cocoa nib, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Structure is equal parts sweet and savory, with vibrant, juicy acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is centered around notes of red currant and hop flowers supported by cocoa throughout.

Review Date: Oct 2019

Price: $14.50/12 ounces

Coava Logo

Deeply sweet, nut-toned. Hazelnut butter, baker’s chocolate, magnolia, oak forest, agave syrup in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with brisk acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The gentle finish consolidates to hazelnut and chocolate tones with a hint of rich aromatic wood in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2019

Price: $39.95/8 ounces*

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

High-toned, multi-layered, intriguingly complex. Wisteria, pineapple, myrrh, cocoa nib, pink grapefruit zest in aroma and cup. Richly sweet-tart structure with vibrant, juicy acidity; crisp yet syrupy mouthfeel. The resounding, flavor-laden finish is both deeply floral and richly sweet-tart.

Review Date: Oct 2019

Price: NT $325/8 ounces

KakaLove Logo

Richly sweet, cleanly fruit-driven, floral-toned. Raspberry jam, dark chocolate, gardenia, cedar, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with bright, juicy acidity; crisp though syrupy mouthfeel. A resonant finish centers around raspberry and chocolate with hints of cedar.

Review Date: Oct 2019

Price: NT $250/8 ounces

KakaLove Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Floral-toned, richly sweet. Honeysuckle, cashew, oak, fig newton, pink peppercorn, dark chocolate in aroma and small cup. Crisp, satiny mouthfeel; resonant, floral-toned finish with a hint of spice notes. Three parts milk foregrounds sweet nut and dark chocolate, backed up by sweet spice notes suggesting pink peppercorn.

Review Date: Oct 2019

Price: NT $250/8 ounces

KakaLove Logo

Sweet-toned, richly nutty. Cashew butter, date, baker’s chocolate, magnolia, oak in aroma and cup. Sweet structure with brisk acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The richly drying finish consolidates around notes of cashew and magnolia.

Review Date: Oct 2019

Price: NT $200/8 ounces

KakaLove Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Sweet-toned, balanced. Black cherry, fir, hazelnut, baker’s chocolate, gardenia in aroma and small cup. Full, creamy body; gentle, chocolaty finish. Dark chocolate notes are amplified in three parts milk, with notes of black cherry and hazelnut underneath.

Review Date: Oct 2019

Price: $19.95/8 ounces

Visit Durango Coffee Company

Delicate, richly sweet, fruit-centered. Dried strawberry, baker’s chocolate, magnolia, fresh-cut fir, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with brisk acidity; smooth, satiny mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to notes of dried strawberry and fresh-cut fir with crisp chocolate undertones.

Review Date: Oct 2019

Price: NT $1200/16 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Very rich and deeply sweet. Dark chocolate, dried cherry, singed cedar, lilac, candy cap mushroom with layered complexity in aroma and small cup. Very thick, syrupy mouthfeel; the finish consolidates to smoky cocoa and sweetly savory mushroom. In three parts milk, the cup is very chocolaty, sweet and floral with an umami throughline.