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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: Mar 2019

Price: $19.00/12 ounces

Sweet, nut-toned. Pistachio, lilac, dried lemon zest, very ripe papaya, cedar in aroma and cup. Roundly sweet-tart in structure; delicately plump in mouthfeel. Nut and floral notes carry a quietly satisfying finish.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $15.95/12 ounces

Visit Durango Coffee Company

Richly sweet, delicately fruit-toned. Strawberry, violet, cacao nib, cashew butter, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Balanced structure (sweet, tart, bitter) with vibrant acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. Graceful, lingering finish that carries over all the flavor and aroma notes from the cup, particularly strawberry, violet and cedar.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Crisply sweet-savory, spice-toned. Cocoa powder, black cherry, sweet kabocha squash, freesia-like flowers, lemongrass in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory structure with gentle acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidates to notes of cocoa and lemongrass with a throughline of kabocha squash.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $18.00/16 ounces

POORROCK ABBEY LOGO

Crisp, sweetly and richly roast-toned. Scorched oak, raisin, dark chocolate, roasted hazelnut, dried spearmint, bitter orange zest in aroma and cup. Sweetly brisk and roasty in structure; lightly syrupy in mouthfeel. The finish is drying and roast-dominated.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $24.00/8 ounces

POORROCK ABBEY LOGO

Deep, sweet, gently roasty. Orange zest, scorched cedar, cocoa, roasted cashew, a hint of lily in aroma and cup. Roasty pungent but sweet in structure; plush and lightly syrupy in mouthfeel. Chocolaty, richly drying in the finish.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $28.00/500 grams

Low-toned, richly sweet-savory. Ripe banana, narcissus, dark chocolate, fresh-cut fir, a hint of aged grappa in aroma and cup. Tart-leaning structure with brisk acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidates to cocoa-toned banana in the short and fresh-cut fir in the long, all held together by dark chocolate and a running hint of appealing sweet ferment.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $28.00/500 grams

Evaluated as espresso. Chocolaty, richly sweet-tart. Dark chocolate, gently scorched cedar, gardenia, almond, graham cracker in aroma and small cup. Crisp, velvety mouthfeel; richly drying finish that centers around chocolate and aromatic wood notes. In three parts milk, the chocolate takes on a dessert-like quality, grounded by hints of smoky, cedary aromatic wood.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $28.99/16 ounces

Willoughby's Coffee & Tea Logo

Crisply sweet-tart. Apricot, cacao nib, lime zest, hibiscus, almond in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with pert, lively acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The sweet-toned finish consolidates to cocoa-toned apricot with a little kick from lime zest.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Balanced, deeply sweet, subtly spice-toned. Pear, almond, baker’s chocolate, wisteria, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart-savory structure with soft acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. A gently brisk finish quietly sustains all of the aroma and flavor notes from the cup.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Fruit-forward, crisply sweet. Caramelized banana, hibiscus, cedar, pipe tobacco, rum cordial in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with round, gentle acidity; velvety mouthfeel. The quiet finish leads with banana and rum suggestions in the short, rounding to sweet pipe tobacco in the long.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $12.95/6 ounces

Richly sweet-savory, spice-toned. Lemon verbena, mango, cacao nib, freesia-like flowers, almond butter in aroma and cup. Balanced, bittersweet structure with vibrant, juicy acidity; delicate, silky-smooth mouthfeel. The resonant, lingering finish centers around cocoa-toned mango and almond.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Sweetly herb- and spice-toned. Lemongrass, ripe plum, cinnamon, baker’s chocolate, sarsaparilla in aroma and cup. Tart-leaning structure with high-toned acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish leads with notes of lemongrass and cinnamon in the short, with the root-beer-like sarsaparilla note returning in the long.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $29.00/150 grams

Fruit-toned, delicately spicy. Dried strawberry, nutmeg, fresh-cut fir, reduction of balsamic vinegar, myrrh in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with brisk acidity; round, plump mouthfeel. The hint of sweet ferment throughout the profile is amplified in the resounding finish, which is both sweet and appealingly savory, with notes suggesting a richly pleasing balsamic vinegar reduction.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $23.50/12 ounces

Rich-toned, deeply sweet and complexly engaging. Black cherry, dark caramel, hazelnut, magnolia-like flowers, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with round, gentle acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Caramelly finish, with hazelnut and magnolia in the foreground.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: NT $850/225 grams

Crisply sweet, spice-toned. Candied pistachio, gardenia, cedar, sugar cane, apricot in aroma and cup. Bittersweet structure with round, gentle acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The understated finish is driven by notes of nut brittle and spicy, deeply sweet flowers.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Greater Good Logo

Deeply rich, sweetly savory. Fine musk, toffee, red currant, sandalwood, narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Bright, sweet-savory structure with juicy acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The crisp finish consolidates to toffee and narcissus.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $28.85/8 ounces

Delicate, gently fruit- and cocoa-toned. Pomegranate, cacao nib, narcissus-like flowers, roasted pistachio, honey in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with gentle, rounded acidity; silky-smooth mouthfeel. The quiet finish consolidates to cocoa-toned fruit and florals.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $23.50/12 ounces

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Bright, juicy, sweetly and seductively tart. Blood orange zest, dried raspberry, ginger blossom, cocoa powder, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-tart structure with crisp, vibrant acidity; velvety mouthfeel. Citrus zest and dried berry notes bookend the cocoa-toned finish.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $16.00/12 ounces

High-toned, crisply sweet-tart. Apricot, almond, maple syrup, narcissus-like flower, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with bright, juicy acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Resonant, flavor-saturated finish: apricot and narcissus in the short with cedar resurfacing in the long.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $30.00/8 ounces

Richly sweet-savory, cocoa-toned. Apricot, cocoa nib, maple syrup, jasmine, hint of marjoram in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory in structure with pert acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Rich, resonant finish that leads with apricot and jasmine in the short, rounding to crisp cocoa nib in the long.