Coffee reviews – written in plain English.

Professional coffee cuppersWe're not professional coffee cuppers, but these folks are. (Some of the wonderful people I met on my trip to Jamaica.)

Our intention here is to write coffee reviews in a way that makes sense to regular coffee drinkers.

There are many excellent “cuppers” out there – professional coffee tasters – but sometimes their language is hard for non-professionals to understand.

If we can achieve some small measure of success in writing these “plain English” coffee reviews, we’ll be happy.

BTW – We never charge fees for these reviews. If a company sends us some coffee, we’ll taste it. If we like it, we’ll write a review. If we don’t like the coffee, we simply don’t review it. Our reviews are not paid for.

Finally, if you work for a coffee company and would like us to review one or more of your coffees, you can reach us through our contact page.


Flavorbean Coffee

Drift Away Coffee

El Salvador Santa Maria.

This coffee from Drift Away Coffee is a bold and fairly dark coffee, but with a natural sweetness and a touch of berry. Full review here...

Tanzania Igamba

Tanzania Igamba coffee from Drift Away Coffee is a light roasted coffee with a touch of natural sweetness and black tea. Full review here...

Panama Coffee Gold Reserve

Auromar Panama Geisha Coffee.

This coffee comes from a rare coffee varietal and delivers a perfectly balanced brew. An absolute must-try coffee. Full review here...

King's Row Coffee

The Shelton Signature Blend.

This is a fabulous coffee, with a price to match. But if you truly love coffee, this is one to try. Full review here...

The Bonbon Blend.

This is nicely balanced coffee, on the light side of bold, and with a natural sweetness. Full review here...

The Coastal Blend.

The Coastal Blend is a dark to medium roast coffee, blended to taste its best on the beach. Full review here...

Montana Coffee Traders

Grizzly Blend.

This is a terrific coffee. We love it. It’s strong and smooth with a natural sweetness and no harsh edges to the taste. Full review here...

Cafe Monteverde.

If you like your coffee light, bright and citrus, then be sure to try this Café Monteverde from Montana Coffee Traders. Full review here...

Community Coffee

Breakfast Blend.

The Community Coffee Breakfast Blend is a medium-weight coffee, with a unique sweetness and strong, clean finish. Full review here...

Coffee & Chicory.

Our review of a blend of coffee and chicory, sent to us by Community Coffee, a Louisiana roaster. Full review here...

Driven Coffee

Costa Rica.

This Costa Rica coffee from Driven Coffee has a smooth taste, with a nice balance of sweetness and acidity. Full review here...

Ethiopia Sidamo.

This a very nice medium-roast Ethiopia Sidamo, on the light side of bold with a touch of blueberry. Full review here...

Joe's Brew Club

Costa Rica coffee from Redrock Roasters.

This coffee came to us via Joe's Brew Club -  a coffee club with a difference...you get coffee, biscotti and chocolate. Full review here...

Marley Coffee

One Love Ethiopia Yirgacheffe.

One Love Ethiopia Yirgacheffe from Marley Coffee is a beautiful, subtle coffee, with sweet and floral notes. Full review here...

Jamaica Blue Mountain Blend.

Jamaica Blue Mountain Blend is a smooth and naturally sweet blend of coffees from Jamaica and Central America. Full review here...


Kauai Coffee

Garden Isle K-Cups


Blue Mountain Coffee Inc.

Blue Mountain Cache


Bean Box

Kuma Coffee's Guatemala La Esperanza

Herkimer’s Honduran Drip Blend


Shearwater Organic Coffee Roasters

Organic Colombia Quinchia

Organic Ethiopia Sidama Homacho Waeno


San Francisco Bay Coffee

Colombian Supremo


Dominican Sierra Group

Café Santo Domingo


Path Coffee Roasters

Colombian Finca Potosi

Ethiopian Sidamo


Hamptons Lane

Montauk Sunrise


Oren’s Daily Roast

Burundi Kayanza Gatare


Ridgelyne Coffee

Ridgelyne Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee (2014)

100% Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee (2013)


Terra Bean Coffee

La Colmena from El Salvador


CoffeeForLess.com

New York Coffee House Blend


Van Houtte

Single Origin Costa Rica

Single Origin Sumatra


The East India Coffee Company...

Milk Chocolate Enrobed Coffee Beans


Tiny Footprint Coffee...

Colombia Mesa de Los Santos

Nicaraguan Dark Roast


Coffee Del Sol...

El Salvador San Emilio


Blanell Coffee...

La Brasiliana Espresso Coffee

Caffe Diemme Espresso Coffee


Equal Exchange...

Organic Mind, Body & Soul Coffee

Organic French Roast


Virgin Hill Coffee Roasters

Ripplecove Blend

Francais Blend


Marley Coffee

Lively Up! 5 Bean Espresso Roast

Marley Coffee Buffalo Soldier coffee


Ridgelyne Coffee

Ridgelyne 100% Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee


Maui Mountain Home Grown reviews...

Volcano Roast

Sunrise Roast


Arbor Day Coffee Reviews...

Arbor Day Blend

Arbor Day Colombian Blend


Flavorbean Coffee

About the author: Nick Usborne, aka Coffee Detective, is a writer and long-time coffee enthusiast. Read more…

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