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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: $30.00/8 ounces

Fruit-toned, richly sweet. Dried mango, coconut, freesia, honey, fir, a hint of aged grappa in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with winy acidity; creamy mouthfeel. The fruit-forward character carries into the finish, where aromatic wood notes are also amplified.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Richly sweet with savory undertones. Mulberry, rhododendron, agave syrup, oak, a hint of thyme in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with round, gentle acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The quiet finish is carried by notes of mulberry, rhododendron and thyme.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $16.50/12 ounces

Crisply sweet-tart, high-toned. Mandarin orange, candied violet, hazelnut, baker’s chocolate, fresh-cut fir in aroma and cup. Tart-leaning structure with brisk acidity; satiny mouthfeel. The quiet finish centered around notes of baker’s chocolate, almond and orange.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $17.99/12 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Dark chocolate, tangerine zest, black cherry, cedar, violet in aroma and small cup. Viscous, satiny mouthfeel; crisply sweet-tart finish. Chocolate and citrus zest are pleasingly amplified in three parts milk, with notes of black cherry and violet-like flowers carrying into the long finish.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $19.49/12 ounces

Deeply sweet, elegantly fruit-forward. Raw honey, blackberry, sandalwood, lilac, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with gentle, rounded acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish centers around blackberry and sandalwood notes, with honey as a long throughline.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $19.00/12 ounces

Greater Good Logo

Nuanced, multi-layered, richly sweet-savory. Black currant, dark chocolate, sweet marjoram, narcissus, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with savory underpinnings; vibrant, juicy acidity. The saturated finish consolidates to black currant, chocolate and marjoram.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $12.00/8 ounces

Richly sweet, spice-toned. Star jasmine, mango chutney, sandalwood, cacao nib, pink peppercorn in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with crisp acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. A richly drying finish leads with notes of jasmine and mango, supported by hints of incense-like sandalwood.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $100/200 grams

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Delicate yet deep, crisply floral- and fruit-toned. Orange zest, black currant, cacao nib, fresh-cut fir, honeysuckle in aroma and cup. Sweetly brisk in structure; buoyant and satiny in mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but sustains in a sweet, richly drying finish.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: NT $250/225 grams

Multi-layered and expressive. Star jasmine, cherry, maple syrup, cocoa nib, almond in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with lively acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish leads with notes of jasmine and almond in the short, with cocoa-toned cherry returning in the long.

Review Date: Feb 2019

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Dragonfly Coffee Roasters Logo

Lush, deeply floral, resonantly tropical. Plumeria, coconut, dark chocolate, tamarind, frankincense in aroma and cup. The structure is superbly balanced among sweet, savory and tart, with juicy-bright acidity. Plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The seemingly eternal finish sustains all of the flavor notes from the cup in ringing harmony.

Review Date: Feb 2019

Price: $24.00/12 ounces

Dragonfly Coffee Roasters Logo

Spiced-toned, richly floral. Wisteria, sweet lime zest, date, white peppercorn, cocoa powder in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with punchy acidity; crisp, lively, satiny mouthfeel. The short finish suggests a cannabis-like pungency, while cocoa and wisteria notes carry into the long.

Review Date: Feb 2019

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Dragonfly Coffee Roasters Logo

Richly bittersweet, complexly fruit-toned. Chocolate fudge, dried mulberry, candied pink grapefruit zest, pistachio brittle, wisteria-like flowers in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet structure with high-toned, lively acidity; velvety mouthfeel. The finish centers around notes of chocolate fudge and dried mulberry, with a pleasingly bittersweet pink grapefruit throughline.

Review Date: Feb 2019

Price: $26.00/five 5-gram single-serve packets

Evaluated as an instant or soluble coffee at proportions of 5 grams of instant coffee powder mixed with 8.5 ounces (250 ml) of hot water. Richly sweet, fruit-toned. Strawberry, honey, cedar, hibiscus, hazelnut in aroma and cup. Bittersweet structure with tart-leaning acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The crisp finish centers around strawberry and hazelnut notes.

Review Date: Feb 2019

Price: $22.00/12 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Evaluated as espresso. Floral-toned, sweetly roast-deep. Frangipane, chocolate fudge, black currant, jasmine, gently scorched cedar in aroma and small cup. Velvety-smooth mouthfeel; the rich, resonant finish centers around notes of black currant and jasmine with with hints of salted fudge. In three parts milk, chocolate and floral tones bloom richly, and black currant deepens.

Review Date: Feb 2019

Price: $14.50/12 ounces

Deep, chocolaty, cleanly fruit-toned. Dark chocolate, cedar, black cherry, magnolia, molasses in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with gentle, rounded acidity. Consolidates to resonant chocolate and cherry in the finish.

Review Date: Feb 2019

Price: $20.99/12 ounces

Nuanced, layered, richly sweet-savory. Fine musk, wisteria-like flowers, dark chocolate, pipe tobacco, black cherry in aroma and cup. Balanced sweet-tart-savory structure with juicy, vibrant acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is resonant, flavor-saturated, and impressively long.

Review Date: Feb 2019

Price: $13.95/12 ounces

Richly and sweetly tart, chocolaty. Dark chocolate, hazelnut butter, lightly scorched cinnamon, date, fir in aroma and cup. Sweet in structure with gentle, rounded acidity; velvety mouthfeel. The chocolaty finish is complicated by date and hazelnut.

Review Date: Feb 2019

Price: $19.00/12 ounces

Crisp, high-toned, richly sweet. Strawberry, cocoa powder, honeysuckle, cedar, cashew butter in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with bright acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to cocoa and honeysuckle with a throughline of rich, cedar-like aromatic wood.

Review Date: Feb 2019

Price: $13.95/12 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Bright, sweetly tart. Cocoa powder, hazelnut, orange zest, pomegranate, fir in aroma and small cup. Crisp, lightly syrupy mouthfeel; sweet cocoa-toned finish. In three parts milk, cocoa notes are amplified, punctuated by orange zest and fir.

Review Date: Feb 2019

Price: $13.99/12 ounces

Mystic Monk Coffee Logo

Richly spice-toned, chocolaty. Dark chocolate, peppercorn medley, dried persimmon, gardenia, singed oak in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with mild acidity; satiny, surprisingly full mouthfeel. Crisp, cocoa-laden finish with gardenia and persimmon as supporting undertones.