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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: Aug 2019

Price: NT $450/227 grams

94 Fresh Coffee Logo

Fruit-driven, sweetly savory. Dried raspberry, baker’s chocolate, hop flowers, grappa barrel, cedar in aroma and cup. Bittersweet structure with round, accessible acidity; full, viscous mouthfeel. Finish consolidates to notes of raspberry and lily with a hint of grappa barrel.

Review Date: Aug 2019

Price: NT $700/227 grams

94 Fresh Coffee Logo

Sweetly fermenty with savory undertones, very fruit-forward. Concord grape, chocolate rum cordial, cucumber pickles, musk, gently scorched sandalwood in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with winy acidity; velvety mouthfeel. Ferment carries into the finish, with notes of Concord grape, rum, scorched sandalwood and a hint of dark chocolate in the long.

Review Date: Aug 2019

Price: $21.00/12 ounces

Lexington Coffee Roasters

Complex, chocolaty, richly sweet. Dark chocolate, guava, butterscotch, honeysuckle, ginger blossom in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with high-toned acidity; crisp, syrupy mouthfeel. Long, resounding finish that carries over all the notes from the cup, in particular foregrounding guava and dark chocolate.

Review Date: Aug 2019

Price: NT $300/8 ounces

KakaLove Logo

Delicately fruit-toned. Persimmon, rose hips, cacao nib, lemon verbena, saltwater taffy in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-savory structure with fruit-driven acidity; vibrant, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to persimmon and rose hips with cocoa undertones.

Review Date: Aug 2019

Price: $19.00/12 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Evaluated as espresso. Nuanced, floral-toned, richly sweet. Wisteria, chocolate fudge, almond brittle, cedar, black cherry in aroma and small cup. Lightly syrupy, crisp mouthfeel; gently drying, cocoa-and wood-framed finish. Notes of wisteria are foregrounded in three parts milk, supported by chocolate fudge and almond.

Review Date: Aug 2019

Price: $23.00/12 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Roast-rounded, savory-sweet. Ripe tomato, baker’s chocolate, scorched oak, toffee, magnolia in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-savory structure with gentle acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidates to notes of sweet tomato and baker’s chocolate with a hint of magnolia.

Review Date: Aug 2019

Price: $19.00/12 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Bittersweet, rich-toned. Date, grapefruit zest, hazelnut, cedar, freesia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with brisk acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is framed by aromatic wood notes (cedar) with date and hazelnut undertones and a throughline of grapefruit zest.

Review Date: Aug 2019

Price: $25.75/4 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Subtly and sweetly intense: flowers and cocoa. Lavender, cocoa, honey, candied nut, lemon zest, much more in aroma and cup. Richly and sweetly pungent in structure; light though plush and satiny in mouthfeel. A quiet, layered finish consolidates around lemon and lavender.

Review Date: Aug 2019

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Dragonfly Coffee Roasters Logo

Deeply sweet, elegantly rich. Mulberry, sandalwood, tangerine zest, jasmine, baking spices in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart in structure with high-toned, juicy acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The seemingly infinite finish fulfills the promise of the cup, leading with deep berry and citrus zest, rounding to floral-toned spice.

Review Date: Aug 2019

Price: $23.00/12 ounces

Crisply sweet, richly savory, vibrant. Red currant, jasmine, maple syrup, sandalwood, cacao nib in aroma and cup. The structure is harmoniously sweet-tart-savory with juicy, lively acidity. Plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The richly drying finish centers around red currant and sandalwood with a hint of jasmine in the long.

Review Date: Aug 2019

Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Crisp, cleanly fruit-centered. Dried raspberry, honeysuckle, grapefruit zest, cedar, cacao nib in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned with gentle acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. Fruit-toned in the finish, supported by cacao nib and cedar.

Review Date: Aug 2019

Price: $19.00/12 ounces

Greater Good Logo

Very sweet, tart, musky and rich. Sugarcane, orange zest, ripe peach, gardenia, myrhh in aroma, with elegant tobacco and cocoa also emerging in the cup. Structure is deeply sweet-savory, with juicy acidity; gently drying, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish is crisp and rich: cocoa, tobacco, florals and citrus zest carry into the long.

Review Date: Aug 2019

Price: $60.00/10 ounces

Balanced, crisply sweet. Cocoa, peach, oak, almond, grapefruit zest in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned, brisk structure with a savory edge; soft, plush mouthfeel. Peach, nut and oak carry into a sweet-toned though roundly drying finish.

Review Date: Aug 2019

Price: $25.00/150 grams

Vibrant, high-toned, exhilarating. Floral medley (lavender, rose, wisteria), grapefruit zest, ripe passion fruit, cocoa, a hint of ginger in aroma and cup. Sweetly and brilliantly bright in structure; lightly syrupy in mouthfeel. Flavors consolidate but ring on in a long, resonantly layered finish.

Review Date: Aug 2019

Price: $NT 700/227 grams

94 Fresh Coffee Logo

Sweet, crisp, meadowy, fresh. Honeydew melon, fresh-cut fir, orange zest, clover blossom in aroma and cup. Crisp, balanced structure; satiny mouthfeel. The finish is citrusy, savory-sweet, resonant.

Review Date: Aug 2019

Price: $15.95/12 ounces

Very sweet, chocolaty and spicy. Ripe banana, moist pipe tobacco, tangerine zest, lilac, bakers chocolate in aroma and small cup. Light, silky mouthfeel. Tightens and turns rather dry in the finish, especially in the long. The coffee’s complex aromatics and deep sweetness carry seductively into three parts milk.

Review Date: Aug 2019

Price: NT $200/250 grams

Deeply rich, sweet, complex. Cocoa nib, ripe persimmon, tangerine zest, gardenia and myrrh in aroma and small cup. Rich, lightly velvety mouthfeel; crisp, cocoa-toned finish. In three parts milk, aromatics carry through distinctly with balanced pungency and sweetness.

Review Date: Jul 2019

Price: $35.00/8 ounces

High-toned, delicate, complex. Apricot, narcissus, maple syrup, sandalwood, tangerine zest in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with bright, juicy acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Rich, resonant finish that consolidates to notes of apricot and sandalwood.

Review Date: Jul 2019

Price: $49.95/4 ounces

Delicate, richly sweet-tart. Almond nougat, lemon zest, tea rose, dried cherry, clove in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart in structure with crisp, wine-like acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The long finish centers around notes of dried cherry and clove.

Review Date: Jul 2019

Price: $18.95/8 ounces

Delicately fruit-toned, crisply sweet. Dried strawberry, baker’s chocolate, hazelnut, freesia-like flowers, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with brisk acidity; velvety mouthfeel. The gentle finish leads with notes of dried strawberry and flowers supported by baker’s chocolate throughout.