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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: Feb 2018

Price: $23.00/12 ounces

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Integrated, floral- and sweetly earth-toned. Lavender, perique pipe tobacco, tangerine zest, apricot, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory in structure; syrupy-smooth body. The short finish is resonant with spicy floral and stone fruit notes and the long is earthy sweet, redolent of fine pipe tobacco.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $13.75/12 ounces

Intricate, layered, deeply sweet. Blackberry, nougat, roasted cacao nib, frankincense, tangerine zest in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet-tart structure; full, satiny mouthfeel. Notes of blackberry enveloped in cocoa frame the quiet short finish, rounding to incense-like aromatic wood and nougat in the long.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $21.00/16 ounces

Floral-toned, crisp, deeply sweet. Dried strawberry, freesia, toffee, hazelnut butter, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure; syrupy, almost creamy body. Notes of freesia-like flowers and hazelnut butter dominate in the short finish, while sweetly wood-framed toffee tones carry the long.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $14.00/12 ounces

Deeply and richly sweet, complex, layered. Apricot, dark chocolate, nut-toned toffee, sandalwood, fresh humus (forest floor).Sweet-savory structure with lively, juicy acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish is resonant with notes of stone fruit and sandalwood in the short and earth-toned toffee in the long.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $17.00/12 ounces

High-toned, brightly sweet. Honeysuckle, spearmint, pomegranate, cedar, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with buoyant acidity; delicate, silky mouthfeel. Sweet notes of honeysuckle characterize the short finish, while chocolate-toned tart fruit, with a hint of spearmint, carries the long.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $22.00/12 ounces

Lush, deeply and richly sweet. Ginger blossom, pineapple, myrrh, maple syrup, orange marmalade in aroma and cup. Richly sweet-tart in structure with vibrant acidity; satiny mouthfeel. The long finish morphs from notes of tropical flowers in the long to tropical fruits nuanced by resonant aromatic wood in the long.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: NT $500/16 ounces

High-toned, richly sweet. Nectarine, apple blossom, redwood, dark chocolate, grapefruit zest in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with bright, lively acidity; crisp, velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The finish is saturated with notes of stone fruit and apple blossom in the short, with dark chocolate and a hint of grapefruit zest resurfacing in the long.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $32.00/8 ounces

Temple Coffee Roasters

Fruit-driven, intensely sweet. Bergamot, mango, sandalwood, baker’s chocolate, citrus blossom in aroma and cup. Richly sweet structure with rounded acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish sustains the fruit-forward momentum of the cup, backed by incense-like notes of sandalwood and a crisp baker’s chocolate.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $15.75/12 ounces

Visit Durango Coffee Company

Delicate but deeply and quietly intense. Cocoa, peach, fresh-cut fir, brown sugar, a hint of lush, lily-like flowers in aroma and cup. Balanced, crisply sweet in structure; light-footed and lively in mouthfeel. Cocoa dominates in a resonant, flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $15.75/12 ounces

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Big, round, deeply resonant, layered. Fresh-cut cedar, baker’s chocolate, autumn squash, a hint of thyme in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory, low-toned in structure; full, syrupy in mouthfeel. In the finish most flavor details fade, but a powerful, chocolate-complicated sweetness rings on.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $16.95/12 ounces

Visit Durango Coffee Company

Roundly and sweetly citrusy. Ripe tangerine, caramel, freesia-like flowers, cedar, a hint perhaps of fresh parsley-like herb in aroma and cup. Sweetly and gently tart, pure and juicy in structure. Very smooth, fullish, satiny mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a layered, resonant finish.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $13.99/12 ounces

Mystic Monk Coffee Logo

Richly sweet, chocolate-toned. Molasses, baker’s chocolate, lily, cedar, black peppercorn in aroma and cup. Bittersweet structure with round, gentle acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The finish is thoroughly chocolate-toned, leading with baker’s chocolate in the short complicated by deep florals and aromatic wood, rounding to cocoa powder and molasses in the long.

Review Date: Feb 2018

Price: $15.00/250 grams

High-toned, crisply sweet. Roasted cacao nib, apricot, freesia, oak, toffee in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned in structure with brisk, juicy acidty; silky mouthfeel. The finish centers around cocoa-toned stone fruit with hints of spicy floral notes.

Review Date: Jan 2018

Price: $35.00/100 grams

Deep-toned, richly sweet-savory. Bergamot, butterscotch, red currant, dried hibiscus, almond wood in aroma and cup. Intricate, complex, balanced structure; delicate, silky mouthfeel. The finish, rich, long and deeply sweet, consolidates to bergamot and butterscotch.

Review Date: Jan 2018

Price: $17.25/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Evaluated as espresso. Delicate, crisply sweet-savory. Tamarind, baker’s chocolate, rhododendron, mulberry, oak in aroma and small cup. Confident, satiny-smooth mouthfeel; richly drying finish redolent of chocolate-toned aromatic oak. In three parts milk, chocolate and sweet floral notes merge and bloom, and a pretty hint of tangerine zest also surfaces.

Review Date: Jan 2018

Price: $17.25/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Deeply sweet, richly savory. Dried apricot, roasted cacao nib, freesia, almond, tamarind in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-savory structure; syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The finish leads with notes of dried stone fruit and spicy florals in the short, rounding to almond and cocoa in the long, with a hint of tamarind-like sweet-tartness.

Review Date: Jan 2018

Price: $18.75/12 ounces

JBC Coffee Roasters Logo

Deeply sweet, intensely pungent. Dark chocolate, tangerine zest, star jasmine, maple syrup, frankincense in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet-toned in structure with lively, bright acidity; satiny mouthfeel. The finish is as elegant as the cup implies: flavor-saturated, floral-, chocolate- and fruit-toned in both short and long.

Review Date: Jan 2018

Price: $206.00/8 ounces

Richly savory, sweetly herb-toned. Baker’s chocolate, fennel, black cherry, cedar, wisteria-like flowers in aroma and cup. Round, deeply sweet in structure; syrupy mouthfeel. The cocoa-toned finish leads with black cherry in the short, which settles into a cedar-toned flowers in the long.

Review Date: Jan 2018

Price: $206.00/8 ounces

Delicately sweet-tart, fruit-toned. Strawberry, aged rum, cocoa powder, pink peppercorn, celery seed in aroma and cup. Sweetly fermenty in structure; satiny-smooth in mouthfeel. A hint of aged rum carries the finish, accompanied by berry notes in the short and spice-toned savory notes in the long.

Review Date: Jan 2018

Price: $29.48/8 ounces

Gently bittersweet, deeply floral-toned. Baker’s chocolate, aromatic orchid, hazelnut, oak in aroma and cup. Low-toned, crisply bittersweet in structure. Mouthfeel is light though silky. The finish consolidates to a rich, oaky chocolate.