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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 2018

Price: $14.45/12 ounces

Barrington Coffee Roasters - No. 6 Coffee of 2018

Evaluated as espresso. Luminous, complexly layered, impossibly rich. Caramelized pineapple, tamarind, star jasmine, chocolate fudge, myrrh in aroma and small cup. Creamy, vivacious mouthfeel; long, flavor-saturated finish. Close to otherworldly in three parts milk: All the notes from the cup harmonize, and new notes surface: suggestions of lychee, pink grapefruit zest, marjoram.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $17.95/16 ounces

No. 29 Coffee of 2018

Richly sweet, chocolaty. Dark chocolate, caramel, date, gardenia, cedar in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet structure with round, gentle acidity; velvety mouthfeel. The chocolate-toned finish leads with notes of date and caramel in the short and cedar and gardenia in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $22.00/12 ounces

Richly sweet, fruit-toned. Strawberry, dark chocolate, sandalwood, freesia-like flowers, a hint of aged grappa in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet structure with brisk acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The resonant finish leads with notes of strawberry and flowers in the short, rounding to dark chocolate and sandalwood in the long, with a hint of appealing sweet ferment throughout.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $15.45/12 ounces

Crisply sweet, chocolaty. Baker’s chocolate, plum, magnolia, cedar, molasses in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with gentle, round acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The gently drying finish is redolent with notes of baker’s chocolate and magnolia, with a hint of cedar-like aromatic wood.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $18.50/12 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

High-toned, crisply sweet. Date, cashew butter, magnolia, grapefruit zest, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart in structure with brisk acidity; full, velvety mouthfeel. The resonant finish leads with notes of date and magnolia in the short, rounding to cashew butter and grapefruit zest in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $17.50/12 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Rich, sweet, floral-toned. Honeysuckle, almond, bing cherry, baker’s chocolate, oak in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with round, gentle acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The gently drying finish consolidates to notes of cherry and baker’s chocolate.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $19.50/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Boldy sweet-tart, savory-edged. Dark chocolate, gooseberry, honey, lilac, hazelnut butter in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with bright, juicy acidity; crisp, lively mouthfeel. The resonant finish leads with tart fruit notes in the short resolving to honey-toned florals in the long, all enveloped in dark chocolate.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $19.50/12 ounces

Spiced toned, richly sweet. Red currant, almond nougat, pipe tobacco, narcissus-like flowers, hickory wood in aroma and cup. In structure, sweet, tart and savory in balance, with juicy acidity; full, velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The finish is crisp, resonant and flavor-saturated.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $19.50/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Delicate, richly sweet-savory. Toffee, tamarind, roasted cacao nib, star jasmine, almond in aroma and cup. Savory-sweet in structure with balanced, round acidity; plush syrupy mouthfeel. The crisply sweet finish is floral-toned, supported by notes of cocoa nib and toffee.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $75.00/8 ounces

Rich-toned, cleanly fruit-forward, intricately balanced. Concord grape, pungent myrrh, roasted cacao nib, honeysuckle, candy cap mushroom in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet-tart structure with bright, juicy acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant, flavor-saturated finish rings on with all of the notes from the cup.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $16.75/12 ounces

Deeply sweet, richly savory. Red currant, lavender, baker’s chocolate, cedar, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Bittersweet structure with crisp, lively acidity; full, creamy mouthfeel. The finish leads with notes of red currant and baker’s chocolate in the short, with pretty hints of lavender in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Crisply sweet, richly cocoa-toned. Dark chocolate, hop flowers, apricot, oak, agave syrup in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet in structure with high-toned, lively acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The resonant finish is crisp with cocoa and apricot notes, followed by a hint of bittersweet hop flowers.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $13.50/12 ounces

Crisply sweet, fruit-toned. Raspberry, roasted cacao nib, honey, fresh-cut fir, freesia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Richly sweet-tart in structure with vibrant acidity; delicate, silky mouthfeel. The long, lasting finish centers around cocoa-toned honey and freesia.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $16.50/12 ounces

Sweet-toned, richly savory. Dried fig, ginseng, narcissus, oak forest, hazelnut in aroma and cup. Savory-sweet structure with round, gentle acidity; plush syrupy mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to notes of dried fig and narcissus, followed by sweetly earthy ginseng.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $11.95/12 ounces

Mystic Monk Coffee Logo

Sweetly roast-toned, richly chocolaty. Dark chocolate, dried apricot, fine musk, fresh-cut fir, azalea in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with gentle, round acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidates to notes of chocolate and dried apricot.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $20.00/12 ounces

Vibrant, high-toned, deeply sweet. Candied violet, pomegranate, sandalwood, honey, almond in aroma and cup. Richly sweet structure with bright, citrusy acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Sweetly tart in the short finish and redolent of honey and pomegranate in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $21.00/12 ounces

Crisply sweet-tart, engagingly bright. Tangerine zest, baker’s chocolate, tamarind, orange blossom, molasses in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with brisk acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. Floral in the short finish, followed by notes of baker’s chocolate and citrus zest in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $16.00/12 ounces

Richly chocolaty and fruit-toned. Dark chocolate, dried berries, mesquite, orange zest, narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet structure with balanced acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The finish is redolent of dark chocolate and dried berries with a hint of mesquite.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $16.95/12 ounces

Visit Durango Coffee Company

Rich sweet, floral and chocolaty. Magnolia, dark chocolate, date, cedar, pink grapefruit zest in aroma and cup. Crisp, sweet structure with balanced acidity; smooth, satiny mouthfeel. The quiet finish consolidates to magnolia and date in the short, cedar and dark chocolate in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $12.00/12 ounces

Balanced, rich-toned, crisply sweet. Baker’s chocolate, plum, hazelnut, maple syrup, wisteria in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet structure with lively acidity; viscous, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The richly drying finish is cocoa-laden, with supporting notes of stone fruit and nuts.