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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: Nov 2018

Price: CAD $15.00/200 grams

Fruit-toned, richly sweet. Raspberry liqueur, sandalwood, roasted cashew, honeysuckle, orange zest in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet in structure with high-toned, juicy acidity; full, satiny-smooth mouthfeel. Notes of cashew and honeysuckle lead in the short finish, with sandalwood and hints of raspberry liqueur in the long.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: NT $500/8 ounces

Crisp, richly sweet-toned. Tamarind, hazelnut, maple syrup, pink peppercorn, narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with gentle acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to notes of tamarind, hazelnut and pink peppercorn.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $19.99/12 ounces

Delicate, crisply fruit-toned. Concord grape, almond nougat, honeysuckle, bay leaf, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with rounded acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Notes of Concord grape take center stage in the finish, supported by sweet floral and nut tones.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $25.00/8 ounces

Aromatically subtle, sweetly tart. Pie cherry, roasted cacao nib, pistachio, thyme, freesia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with juicy, vibrant acidity; viscous, syrupy acidity. The finish consolidates to notes of cocoa-toned pie cherry and freesia.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $19.50/12 ounces

Crisply sweet, rich-toned. Baker’s chocolate, Bing cherry, hibiscus, oak, molasses in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet structure with pert acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. Hibiscus and molasses lead the gently drying finish, with chocolate and oak resurfacing in the long.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $37.00/120 grams

Crisply sweet, floral-toned. Roasted cacao nib, green grape, freesia, cedar, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with brisk acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to notes of cedar and cacao nib in the short with a hint of freesia in the long.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Richly sweet, chocolate-toned. Magnolia, chocolate fudge, hazelnut, gently scorched cedar, banana in aroma and small cup. Velvety mouthfeel; cocoa-toned, floral finish. Both flowers and cocoa carry expressively into cappuccino-scaled milk.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $16.95/12 ounces

Visit Durango Coffee Company

Crisp, sweetly pungent. Honeysuckle, pomegranate, maple syrup, orange zest, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart in structure with juicy, bright acidity; velvety mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to notes of pomegranate and cedar with hints of honeysuckle-like florals.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $13.50/10 ounces

Crisply sweet, balanced. Baker’s chocolate, apricot, magnolia, cedar, almond in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart in structure with brisk acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The finish centers around apricot and magnolia in the short, with cedar and baker’s chocolate returning in the long.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $19.95/12 ounces

Klatch Coffee logo

High-toned, crisply sweet. Mango, halvah, fine musk, freesia, dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with bright, juicy acidity; plump, velvety mouthfeel. The lingering, resonant finish carries through on the vivacious, complex promise of the cup.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $12.25/12 ounces

Roasty-sweet, richly chocolaty. Dark chocolate, gently scorched cedar, gardenia, grapefruit zest, roasted almond in aroma and cup. Briskly bittersweet in structure; satiny-smooth in mouthfeel. Notes of dark chocolate and smoky cedar carry the resonant finish.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Steady State Roasting Company Logo

Sweetly herbaceous, richly cocoa-toned. Baker’s chocolate, lemon verbena, toffee, allspice, hazelnut in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with brisk acidity; velvety mouthfeel. The finish leads with lemon verbena and toffee in the short, segueing to spice-toned chocolate and hazelnut in the long.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $17.50/12 ounces

Steady State Roasting Company Logo

Richly sweet, fruit-toned. Dried apricot, roasted cacao nib, agave syrup, cedar, magnolia in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with gentle, rounded acidity; crisp, satiny-smooth mouthfeel. Finish consolidates to notes of dried apricot and cocoa-toned cedar.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: NT $2600/227 grams

Direct Coffee Logo

Deeply sweet, cleanly fruit-toned. Watermelon candy, black currant, sandalwood, lantana-like flowers, spice-toned chocolate in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with brisk acidity; lightly velvety mouthfeel. The crisp, flavor-saturated finish is resonantly fruit-toned, complicated by pretty notes of sandalwood.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $6.00/250 grams

Bluekoff Company Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Richly sweet, chocolate-toned. Dark chocolate, gardenia-like flowers, green apple, gently scorched cedar, hazelnut in aroma and small cup. Satiny-smooth mouthfeel; richly drying finish with notes of green apple and cedar. In cappuccino-sized milk, green apple and rich nut butter are supported by spicy-sweet gardenia-like flowers and a hint of smoky cedar.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $6.00/250 grams

Bluekoff Company Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Balanced, richly sweet. Baker’s chocolate, almond, molasses, narcissus, black cherry in aroma and small cup. Satiny body; resonant finish centers around baker’s chocolate and almond. In three parts milk, chocolate notes are amplified, and black cherry and sweet florals resurface.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $16.25/10 ounces

Top 30 Coffees of 2018 - No. 25

Vibrant, rich-toned, sweetly-tart. Tart berry, roasted cacao nib, crisp, bittersweet hop flowers, sandalwood, agave syrup in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with engaging, juicy acidity; syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The savory-leaning finish is driven by hop flowers, with cocoa nib as another throughline supporting the dried fruit and spicy aromatic wood notes.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Magnolia Coffee Logo

Crisp, richly sweet. Magnolia, dried persimmon, hazelnut, molasses, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet in structure with round, gentle acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The finish is resonant with magnolia, dried persimmon and hazelnut notes.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $75.00/8 ounces

Dragonfly Coffee Roasters Logo

Rich, resonant, high-toned. Lychee, lilac, chocolate fudge, frankinense, tamarind in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with juicy, bright acidity; plush, syrupy-smoooth mouthfeel. The lingering finish is flavor-saturated, making good on the promise of the cup’s deep sweetness.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $45.00/8 ounces

Dragonfly Coffee Roasters Logo

Crisp, elegantly sweet, rich-toned. Dried mango, hazelnut butter, hibiscus, fresh-cut cedar, brown sugar in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet-tart structure with vibrant acidity; viscous, satiny mouthfeel. The finish leads with dried mango and hazelnut in the short, hibiscus and cedar returning in the long.