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Review Date: May 2019

Price: $19.00/12 ounces

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Richly bittersweet with pleasing savory undertones. Milk chocolate, hop flowers, apricot, narcissus, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Savory-sweet structure with brisk acidity; plush, satiny mouthfeel. Crisp, resonant finish with notes of milk chocolate and hop flowers.

Review Date: May 2019

Price: $15.90/12 ounces

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Evaluated as espresso. Round, balanced; softly and sweetly tart. Mango, orange zest, pistachio, cedar, cocoa. Satiny mouthfeel. Cedar, nut and cocoa carry into a resonant, lightly drying finish. Custardy orange and chocolate dominate in three parts milk.

Review Date: May 2019

Price: $15.90/12 ounces

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Soft, balanced: cocoa and nuts. Baking chocolate, tangerine zest, nut (hazelnut, pistachio), fresh-cut pine in aroma and cup. Delicately brisk in structure; light though silky mouthfeel. Finish is resonant but drying, consolidating around unsweetened chocolate and nut.

Review Date: May 2019

Price: $19.95/12 ounces

Amavida Coffee Roasters

Round, layered, sweet-savory, understated but original. Walnut, cocoa powder, maple syrup, hints of pear and rum in aroma and cup. Softly brisk in structure; syrupy and full in mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around walnut and maple syrup in a gently drying finish.

Review Date: May 2019

Price: $19.95/4 ounces

Vibrant, juicy, brightly fruit-toned and spicily floral. Wild strawberry, honey, dried gardenia, pistachio butter, pink peppercorn in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with crisp, fresh acidity; viscous, lively mouthfeel. The finish amplifies rich floral and fruit with support from deep spice and earthy honey suggestions.

Review Date: May 2019

Price: $42.00/4 ounces

Floral and sweetly herbaceous with richly framed depth. Jasmine, spearmint, chocolate, watermelon, fine musk in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet structure with vibrant, juicy acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant, flavor-saturated finish centers around chocolate and jasmine with musk undertones.

Review Date: May 2019

Price: $31.00/10 ounces

Sweetly spice-toned, richly chocolaty. Salted chocolate, hop flowers, Concord grape, ginger, a hint of aged grappa in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with fruit-forward, wine-toned acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish leads with Concord grape and ginger in the short, followed by hops in the long, all bound by a throughline of savory-sweet chocolate and aged grappa.

Review Date: May 2019

Price: $29.00/10 ounces

Rich-toned, deeply sweet. Black cherry, magnolia, fresh-cut cedar, maple syrup, a hint of thyme in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with round, gentle acidity; lush, syrupy mouthfeel. Resonant finish that centers around notes of black cherry and cedar.

Review Date: May 2019

Price: $63.95/8 ounces

Hula Daddy Kona Coffee Logo

Classic, balanced, rich-toned. Honeysuckle, red currant, toffee, dried coconut, mango in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart in structure with bright acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to toffee-toned red currant in the short and coconut in the long.

Review Date: May 2019

Price: $49.00/8 ounces

Richly fruit-toned, complexly layered. Cacao nib, jujube (red date), marjoram, freesia-like flowers, fresh pipe tobacco in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with bright acidity; lightly satiny mouthfeel. The rich, long finish is flavor-saturated, consolidating to cocoa, fresh tobacco and marjoram.

Review Date: May 2019

Price: $40.00/8 ounces

Bright, crisply sweet-tart. Peach, honeysuckle, cinnamon, cedar, cacao nib in aroma and cup. Richly sweet, high-toned structure with citrusy acidity; crisp, silky mouthfeel. Peach and honeysuckle carry the short finish, while cocoa-toned cedar resurfaces in the long.

Review Date: May 2019

Price: $24.00/8 ounces

Crisply sweet, fruit- and spice-toned. Apricot, oak, baker’s chocolate, freesia, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet structure with a tart lift and lively acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The finish centers around crisp stone fruit and aromatic wood notes, with a hint of spicy flowers underneath.

Review Date: May 2019

Price: $32.00/8 ounces

Crisply sweet-tart, balanced. Rose hips, almond nougat, orange zest, apricot, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with gentle, round acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to pretty notes of nougat and apricot, with a hint of cedar.

Review Date: May 2019

Price: $75.00/12 ounces

Sweet-savory, richly wood-framed. Date, spice box, fresh-cut fir, cocoa powder, rhododendron in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory in structure with round, gentle acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. The finish is characterized by dried fruit and mixed baking spices animating fresh-cut aromatic wood.

Review Date: May 2019

Price: $19.00/200 grams

Evaluated as espresso. Complex, juicy, richly tart. Almond, dark chocolate, guava, tangerine zest, star jasmine in aroma and small cup. Light, very silky mouthfeel; chocolate, fruit and flowers all carry into a cleanly sweet, delicately drying finish. Flavor-saturated in three parts milk: almond, chocolate, guava, flowers all resonate in rich, custardy balance.

Review Date: May 2019

Price: $17.99/3 pounds

Roasty-sweet, spice-toned. Banana, orange blossom, cocoa powder, scorched cedar, molasses in aroma and cup. Bittersweet structure with a brisk touch of acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish leads with notes of cocoa and orange blossom in the short, with scorched cedar and molasses in the long.

Review Date: May 2019

Price: $18.99/2 pounds

Richly roasty and chocolaty, floral-toned. Dark chocolate, scorched cedar, magnolia, raisin, cashew in aroma and cup. Bittersweet structure, with a hint of rounded acidity; full, plump mouthfeel. The drying, resonant finish consolidates to cocoa-toned cashew and smoky aromatic wood notes.

Review Date: May 2019

Price: $37.99/6 pounds

Crisp, chocolaty, roast-framed. Baker’s chocolate, scorched oak, gardenia, hazelnut in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with a touch of acidity; crisp, velvety mouthfeel. Smoky-sweet finish with chocolate notes throughout and a rich floral suggestion.

Review Date: May 2019

Price: $16.00/12 ounces

High-toned sweetness, crisply tart, pleasantly salty-edged. Dried apricot, tamarind, salted chocolate, cedar, magnolia in aroma and cup. Gently low-toned with balanced tart and salty/savory structure; briskly juicy acidity. Full, buttery mouthfeel. Flavor simplifies in the finish, with hints of salted cocoa and dry cedar carrying into the long.

Review Date: May 2019

Price: NTD $1200/225 grams

Unorthodox but coherent and compelling. Pungent rose, fresh fennel frond, ripe cantaloupe, walnut, marshmallow in aroma and cup. Roundly sweet-savory in structure, with an impressively smooth, plush mouthfeel. Rose-like flowers prevail in a deeply rich finish.