Reviews for October 10th, 2016

Review Date: Oct 2016

Price: $25.00/8 ounces

Resonant, deeply sweet, engaging. Chocolate fudge, hazelnut, jasmine, honey, oak in aroma and cup. Bright, zesty acidity; plush, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The rich, round finish is flavor-saturated, all the notes carrying into the short then consolidating to a nut-toned chocolate in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2016

Price: $22.00/12 ounces

Corvus Coffee: No. 28 Coffee of 2016

Delicate but deep, fruit-forward. Raspberry, violet, blood orange zest, liquorice, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Juicy, vibrant acidity; lean but silky mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish consolidates to blood orange zest and roasted cacao nib.

Review Date: Oct 2016

Price: $22.99/16 ounces

Willoughby's Coffee & Tea Logo

Delicately rich, with a hint of sweet ferment. Dried blueberry, rum cordial, tamarind, elderflower, a hint of cumin in aroma and cup. Brisk, sweet-tart acidity; buoyant, satiny mouthfeel. The crisp, gently drying finish is carried by notes of elderflower and tamarind.

Review Date: Oct 2016

Price: $21.00/12 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Subtly direct, sweet-toned. Blueberry, lavender, myrrh, baker’s chocolate, candied orange zest in aroma and cup. Round, balanced acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The richly drying finish is saturated with sweetly exotic notes of lavender and myrrh.

Review Date: Oct 2016

Price: $19.00/12 ounces

Deeply sweet, delicately rich. Maple syrup, freesia-like flowers, green grape, hazelnut, cedar in aroma and cup. Delicate, sweetly tart acidity; velvety mouthfeel. The balanced, sweet-toned finish consolidates to maple syrup, cedar and hazelnut.

Review Date: Oct 2016

Price: $13.99/12 ounces

Magnolia Coffee Logo

Rich, sweetly spicy. Black cherry, spice box, tamarind, oak, lantana-like flowers in aroma and cup. Juicy, lively acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. The sweet, resonant finish centers around deep black cherry in the short complicated by spicy oak and sweet-tart tamarind in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2016

Price: $14.25/12 ounces

Refined, richly complex. Spice box, cocoa powder, lemon zest, pineapple guava, walnut in aroma and cup. Gentle, backgrounded acidity; crisp, silky mouthfeel. The rich-toned, flavor-saturated finish is redolent of spice box and lemon zest in the short, with cocoa-toned walnut lingering in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2016

Price: CAD $17.00/12 ounces (sold out)

Subtly complex, sweetly nut-toned. Almond, caramel, gardenia, tangerine zest, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Lively sweet-tart acidity; satiny mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidates around caramel and almond tones.

Review Date: Oct 2016

Price: $15.75/12 ounces

Kean Coffee Logo

Lively, sweetly floral. Peach, honeysuckle, almond, roasted cacao nib, orange zest in aroma and cup. Round, lightly juicy acidity; lean though satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The gently drying finish leads with honeysuckle in the short, following with crisp almond and cocoa tones in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2016

Price: $14.25/12 ounces

Dark chocolate, almond, vanilla, dried apricot, mesquite in aroma and cup. Gentle, balanced acidity; full, satiny mouthfeel. The gently drying finish consolidates to chocolate and dried apricot.

Review Date: Oct 2016

Price: $15.75/12 ounces

Quietly rich, harmoniously sweet. Caramel, green grape, rhododendron, baker’s chocolate, walnut in aroma and cup. Crisp, sweet acidity; satiny mouthfeel. The richly drying finish consolidates around chocolate and walnut.

Review Date: Oct 2016

Price: $19.00/12 ounces

Delicate, subtly sweet. Dried honeysuckle, cocoa powder, elm, baked apple, almond in aroma and cup. Soft, gentle acidity; full, creamy mouthfeel. The mild, quiet finish is carried by cocoa and nut tones.

Review Date: Oct 2016

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Invitingly sweet, richly composed. Candied papaya, Brazil nut, lilac, sarsparilla, dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Juicy, sweet-tart acidity; lightly satiny mouthfeel. The crisp, gently drying finish consolidates to nut-toned chocolate.