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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: Dec 2018

Price: $15.00/250 grams

Coava Logo

Complex, layered, spice-toned. Coconut, blackberry, ginger blossom, wild honey, dark chocolate in aroma and cup. The structure is sweet, tart and savory in balance with juicy, bright acidity. Plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The long, resonant finish centers around berry and coconut, supported by ginger blossom and chocolate.

Review Date: Dec 2018

Price: NT $300/8 ounces

Bright, richly sweet-savory. Red currant, hop flowers, fresh-cut cedar, roasted cacao nib, almond brittle in aroma and cup. Richly bittersweet structure with resonant, high-toned acidity; viscous, satiny mouthfeel. The lingering finish leads with red currant and almond brittle in the short, settling to cacao nib and hop flowers in the long.

Review Date: Dec 2018

Price: NT $290/8 ounces

High-toned, richly sweet-tart. Apricot, wild honey, sandalwood, roasted cacao nib, lilac in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with vibrant, juicy acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is resonant with all the aroma and flavor notes of the cup, leading with apricot and lilac in the short and cocoa-toned sandalwood in the long, all sustained by a deep, honeyish sweetness.

Review Date: Dec 2018

Price: NT $300/8 ounces

Elegantly fruit-toned, chocolaty. Dark chocolate, dried fig, oak, narcissus-like flowers, molasses in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet structure with balanced, vibrant acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to notes of dried fig and molasses supported by a rich dark chocolate.

Review Date: Dec 2018

Price: $55.00/12 ounces

Willoughby's Coffee & Tea Logo

Cleanly fruit-toned, delicately rich. Rum cordial, orange zest, coconut, plum, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with gentle, round acidity; plump, satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The inviting finish leads with coconut and plum in the short, with notes of cedar and rum cordial returning in the long.

Review Date: Dec 2018

Price: $19.50/12 ounces

Delicate, sweetly savory. Red currant, honeysuckle, roasted cacao nib, agave syrup, eucalyptus in aroma and cup. Lively acidity lifts the sweet-savory structure; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The richly drying finish consolidates to notes of red currant, eucalyptus and cacao nib.

Review Date: Dec 2018

Price: $17.50/12 ounces

Pungently sweet, deeply expressive. Gooseberry, sandalwood, narcissus-like flowers, maple syrup, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Sweet in structure with savory resonance; crisp, velvety mouthfeel. The long, quiet finish is flavor-saturated.

Review Date: Dec 2018

Price: $25.00/12 ounces

Fruit-forward, crisply sweet. Peach, grapefruit zest, hazelnut, molasses, oak in aroma and cup. Savory-sweet structure with round, gentle acidity; full, satiny mouthfeel. The resonant finish centers around notes of peach, grapefruit zest and oak.

Review Date: Dec 2018

Price: $23.00/12 ounces

Rich-toned, crisply sweet. Narcissus, plum, cedar, cashew butter, honey in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with soft acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The finish resonates with plum and narcissus notes in the short, consolidating to cashew and cedar in the long.

Review Date: Dec 2018

Price: $30.00/250 grams

Elegantly rich, decadently fruit-toned. Dark chocolate, raspberry liqueur, frankincense, freesia-like flowers, almond brittle in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet in structure with vibrant acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish is long and saturated with all of the flavors and aromas of the cup.

Review Date: Dec 2018

Price: $18.00/8 ounces

Rich-toned, resonantly floral. Wisteria, myrrh, almond nougat, lemon curd, dried cherry in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with zesty, bright acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish leads with tart lemon curd and cherry notes, followed by deep wisteria with an undercurrent of almond.

Review Date: Dec 2018

Price: $24.00/6 ounces

Complex, multi-faceted, spice-toned. Dahlia-like flowers, bergamot, almond, vanilla, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with balanced, bright acidity; delicate, silky-smooth mouthfeel. Bergamot and vanilla-toned cocoa carry the quiet, balanced finish.

Review Date: Dec 2018

Price: $16.99/12 ounces

Balanced, richly sweet, tart and savory. Fine musk, dried hibiscus flowers, perique (fermented) pipe tobacco, candy cap mushroom, apricot in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart-savory structure with punchy acidity; lightly creamy, viscous mouthfeel. The rich-toned finish centers around apricot and umami-redolent notes akin to candy cap mushroom.

Review Date: Dec 2018

Price: $45.00/8 ounces

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Crisply floral and sweetly herb-toned. Dark chocolate, lavender, dried pear, tangerine zest, frankincense in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart in structure with lively, expansive acidity; crisp, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to pretty notes of lavender and dark chocolate, with a hint of tangerine zest.

Review Date: Dec 2018

Price: $54.00/12 ounces

Willoughby's Coffee & Tea Logo

Crisp yet very sweet, delicately intricate. Lavender, lemon zest, apple, walnut, fresh pipe tobacco in aroma and cup. In structure massively sweet, gently tart; light, velvety, lively mouthfeel. Apple, lemon and fresh tobacco notes saturate a quiet, lightly drying finish.

Review Date: Dec 2018

Price: $39.99/12 ounces

Willoughby's Coffee & Tea Logo

Big, round, deeply and pungently layered. Fragrant cedar, lavender, baker’s chocolate, Concord grape, a hint of mace in aroma and cup. Bittersweet and rich in structure; fat and plush in mouthfeel with a drying edge. Concord grape and cedar dominate in a continuing pungent but quite sweet finish.

Review Date: Dec 2018

Price: $39.99/12 ounces

Willoughby's Coffee & Tea Logo

Crisp, delicately but intricately floral- and spice-toned. Jasmine, walnut, pipe tobacco, sandalwood, ripe peach, a hint of lime zest in aroma and cup. Brisk and vivacious in structure; light, silky mouthfeel. Flavor layers but rings on in a jasmine-toned, gently drying finish.

Review Date: Dec 2018

Price: NT $300/8 ounces

Crisply delicate yet resonantly deep. Blackberry, tea rose, clover flower, grapefruit zest, musk in aroma and cup. In structure intensely tart yet very sweet, with a slight deepening savory edge. Light and silky in mouthfeel. Superb finish: sweet, flavor-saturated, long, intact in aromatics and structure.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $16.95/12 ounces

Delicately sweet-tart, cocoa-toned. Roasted cacao nib, lemon zest, narcissus, mango, frankincense in aroma and cup. Intricately sweet, high-toned, with bright, juicy acidity; lush, syrupy mouthfeel. The richly sweet finish consolidates to cocoa-toned mango supported by notes of frankincense.

Review Date: Nov 2018

Price: $19.00/12 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Crisply sweet-tart. Apricot, sandalwood, maple syrup, orange zest, freesia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with brisk acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The finish is quietly flavor-saturated, with lead notes of apricot and sandalwood.