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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: 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.

Review Date: Sep 2019

Price: $16.25/10 ounces

Vibrant, floral, richly sweet. Jasmine, white peach, almond, oak, lime zest in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with juicy, bright acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish resonates with notes of white peach and jasmine with undertones of oak.

Review Date: Sep 2019

Price: See website for more information

Willoughby's Coffee & Tea Logo

Nuanced, ethereal, yet exceptionally lush. Aprium, star jasmine, pistachio butter, cocoa, pink peppercorn, almond brittle in aroma and cup. High-toned, sweetly tart in structure with a juicy, vibrant acidity; levitating, nectar-like mouthfeel. The finish is rich-toned and resonant with all of the aromatics and flavors of the cup, star jasmine and cocoa, in particular.

Review Date: Sep 2019

Price: $60.00/8 ounces

Shop for top-rated coffees at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

Rich-toned, deeply chocolaty and fruity with savory undertones. Chocolate fudge, ripe wild strawberry, honey, macadamia nut, fine Roquefort cheese. Sweet-savory in structure enlivened by bright, juicy acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Savory-sweet finish with notes of fine Roquefort, strawberry, and chocolate fudge.

Review Date: Sep 2019

Price: $54.95/6 ounces

Klatch Coffee logo

Intoxicatingly (though cleanly) fruit-toned. Raspberry coulis, halvah, plumeria, pink peppercorn, lemon verbena in aroma and cup. Richly sweet-tart structure with bright, high-toned acidity; delicate, silky smooth mouthfeel. The finish maintains the tart-sweetness of the cup, while intensifying its herby citrus.

Review Date: Sep 2019

Price: NT $750/4 ounces

KakaLove Logo

Exceptionally high-toned, delicately fruit-centered, intricately balanced. Mulberry, coconut, sandalwood, dark chocolate, lilac in aroma and cup. Richly sweet in structure with balanced, juicy acidity; delicate but plush, mouth-filling texture. The finish is a gentle reminder of everything the cup offers, in particular mulberry, coconut, and lilac.

Review Date: Sep 2019

Price: $60.00/8 ounces

Dragonfly Coffee Roasters Logo

Impeccably floral and cocoa-toned with a savory throughline. Chocolate fudge, wisteria, Asian pear, hazelnut butter, white peppercorn in aroma and cup. Richly sweet-savory structure with floral acidity; velvety-smooth, viscous mouthfeel. The finish centers around spice-toned chocolate (think dark chocolate with peppercorns) and wisteria.

Review Date: Sep 2019

Price: $40.00/4 ounces

Crisply and sweetly bright, exquisitely balanced. Tangerine zest, lavender, cocoa, cedar, fresh apricot in aroma and cup. Bright, delicate but juicy in structure; silky/satiny in mouthfeel. The quietly complex finish fades in the short but apricot and lavender revive in the long.

Review Date: Sep 2019

Price: NT $1350/230 grams

CafeTaster Logo

Crisply sweet-tart, fruit-toned. Blackberry jam, cocoa powder, almond, narcissus, baking spices in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with bright, fruit-forward acdity; lively, satiny mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to notes of blackberry and cocoa.

Review Date: Sep 2019

Price: NT $1200/100 grams

Rich, complex, very deeply sweet. Honey, lilac, guava, frankincense, cacao nib in aroma and cup. Richly sweet-tart structure with high-toned, juicy acidity; crisp, full, satiny mouthfeel. The rich-toned finish is both sweetly floral and invitingly tart.

Review Date: Sep 2019

Price: $50.00/8 ounces

Richly sweet-savory, deeply floral-toned. Honeysuckle, bergamot, toffee, myrrh, a hint of fresh coriander in aroma and cup. Balanced, structure (sweet-savory) with citrusy acidity; plump, satiny mouthfeel. The finish consolidates around notes of honeysuckle and myrrh with a hint of toffee in the long.

Review Date: Sep 2019

Price: AED $103.95/250 grams

Crisp, richly sweet. Cocoa nib, apricot, almond, cedar, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart in structure with brisk acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to notes of cocoa toned almond and stone fruit.

Review Date: Sep 2019

Price: AED $99.75/250 grams

Berry-toned, chocolaty. Chocolate fudge, dried raspberry, gardenia, hazelnut, hint of wine barrel in aroma and cup. Sweet in structure with gentle, rounded acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The finish centers around notes of chocolate and hazelnuts.

Review Date: Sep 2019

Price: $19.00/12 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Subtly and sweetly rich, deeply savory. Goji berry, cocoa nib, myrrh, fine musk, gardenia in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with juicy acidity; crisp, lightly satiny mouthfeel. The finish resonates with perfume and cocoa notes, with deep richness into the long.

Review Date: Sep 2019

Price: NT $600/450 grams

Evaluated as espresso. Roast-prominent, chocolaty, richly sweet. Scorched fir, ripe banana, bakers chocolate, wilted narcissus, allspice in aroma and small cup. Light and fluffy mouthfeel; finish consolidates to chocolate and banana with smoky undertones. In three parts milk the roast integrates nicely with deep chocolate, sweet fruit and a savory pungency.

Review Date: Sep 2019

Price: NT $380/450 grams

Evaluated as espresso. Smoky, chocolate-toned. Cocoa, salted raisin, crimson lily, smoke in aroma and small cup. Heavyish though velvety mouthfeel; sweetly salty, smoky finish with a chocolate throughline. In three-parts milk, bittersweet cocoa and salted fruit resonate clearly.

Review Date: Sep 2019

Price: $17.10/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Bright, sweetly tart, floral- and nut-toned. Nougat, cherry, wisteria, almond wood, sweet lime in aroma and small cup. Nicely syrupy, crisp mouthfeel. The finish simplifies around an attractively tart and nutty resonance. The florals, tart elegance and rich-toned nuttiness carry with grace and delicacy into three parts milk.