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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: NT $1400/16 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Balanced, rich-toned, floral. Jasmine, vanilla, pink grapefruit zest, cedar, dark chocolate in aroma and small cup. Delicate, lively mouthfeel; long, flavor-saturated finish. In cappuccino-scaled milk, notes of jasmine and vanilla take center stage, supported by dark chocolate.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: NT $1500/16 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Deeply and richly sweet-savory. Blackberry, roasted cacao nib, tamarind, sandalwood, pistachio in aroma and small cup. Crisp but velvety-smooth mouthfeel; rich, resonant, flavor-laden finish. Berry and cocoa notes lead in cappuccino-scaled milk, followed by an intriguing hint of sandalwood.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: NT $450/200 grams

Crisp, richly sweet. Baker’s chocolate, mango, fresh humus, maple syrup, narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweet in structure with round, gentle acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Notes of cocoa-toned mango lead the short finish, with fresh humus in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: NT $2000/16 ounces

Evaluated as espresso. Deep, richly chocolaty, sweetly tart. Dark chocolate, peach, candied almond, tangerine zest, magnolia-like flowers in aroma and small cup. Plush, satiny mouthfeel; resonant, long, bittersweet finish. In three parts milk, chocolate and magnolia-like flowers round and amplify.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: NT $375/8 ounces

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Deeply sweet-savory, energetic. Black currant, roasted cacao nib, star jasmine, almond butter, frankincense in aroma and cup. Richly sweet in structure with savory undertones and bright, lyrical acidity; full, creamy mouthfeel. Flavor-laden finish maintains the integrity of the cup well into the long.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: NT $290/8 ounces

Richly sweet-tart, floral-toned. Honeysuckle, mango, sandalwood, maple syrup, almond brittle in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with juicy, high-toned acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant, flavor-saturated finish retains all of the nuance and flavor notes of the cup.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: AED $103.95/250 grams

Crisply sweet, rich-toned. Dried apricot, hazelnut, roasted cacao nib, narcissus-like flowers, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with lively acidity; full, syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. Notes of apricot and narcissus lead the finish, which rounds to cocoa and sweet hazelnut in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Richly sweet-savory. Black currant, baker’s chocolate, fine musk, oak, magnolia in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart-savory in structure with juicy, buoyant acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to notes of baker’s chocolate and black currant with a hint of fine musk.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Bright, rich-toned, deeply sweet. Tangerine zest, almond paste, lemon verbena, honeysuckle, apricot in aroma and cup. Sweetly herbaceous in structure with juicy, bright acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. The citrusy finish is carried by notes of tangerine zest and lemon verbena.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $16.00/12 ounces

Fruit-forward, richly sweet. Dried blueberry, ginger, hibiscus, cedar, honey in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned in structure with round, gentle acidity; full, viscous mouthfeel. Quiet finish with lingering notes of blueberry and cocoa nib.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Richly fruit-toned, deeply sweet. Dried raspberry, dark chocolate, cedar, freesia, honey in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart in structure, with lively acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidate to notes of dried berries and dark chocolate, with undercurrents of fresh-cut aromatic wood.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $16.00/12 ounces

Intricate, richly sweet. Lemon verbena, raspberry, roasted cacao nib, maple syrup, jasmine in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with crisp acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish centers around lemon verbena and maple syrup.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Crisp, sweetly nut-toned. Almond brittle, lilac, black cherry, fresh-cut fir, agave syrup in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet in structure with brisk acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. Crisp and sweet in the finish, centered around notes of black cherry and almond.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

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Crisply sweet-savory. Coconut, hibiscus, star anise, roasted cacao nib, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart in structure with bright acidity; delicate, silky mouthfeel. The finish centers around notes of coconut and hibiscus in the short with a hint of star anise in the long.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Delicately sweet-savory. Lemon verbena, pink peppercorn, dried papaya, honeysuckle, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. The structure nicely balances sweet and savory; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The herb-toned finish leads with notes of lemon verbena and papaya with baker’s chocolate as a throughline.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $17.50/12 ounces

Deeply sweet, spice-toned. Red currant, tangerine zest, roasted cacao nib, honey, narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with lively, bright acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The long, flavor-saturated finish consolidates to cocoa nib and tangerine zest, with lingering notes of narcissus.

Review Date: Oct 2018

Price: $13.75/12 ounces

Rich-toned, sweetly savory. Dark chocolate, honeysuckle, apricot, pink grapefruit zest, cedar in aroma and cup. Savory-sweet in structure with gentle, rounded acidity; full, satiny mouthfeel. The finish resonates with notes of chocolate-toned apricot and cedar.

Review Date: Sep 2018

Price: $17.50/12 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Delicate, intricate, richly sweet. Dried jasmine, mango chutney, myrrh, baker’s chocolate, bergamot in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with lively acidity; delicate, satiny mouthfeel. Tart-leaning, rich-toned finish, characterized by notes of mango chutney and baker’s chocolate.

Review Date: Sep 2018

Price: $20.50/12 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Richly sweet, spice-toned. Black currant, blood orange zest, roasted cacao nib, freesia-like flowers, sugar cane in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart in structure with juicy, bright acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The crisp, resonant finish consolidates to cocoa-toned black currant and freesia.

Review Date: Sep 2018

Price: $21.00/12 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Richly sweet, robust. Peach, cedar, molasses, gardenia, Brazil nut in aroma and cup. Quietly sweet-tart in structure; creamy mouthfeel. The finish leads with notes of peach and Brazil nut with a cedar throughline.