Simple English Coffee Reviews

by | Jan 16, 2021 | coffee | 0 comments

Professional coffee cupsWe are not professional coffee makers, but these people 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 for regular coffee drinkers.

There are many excellent “tumblers” – professional coffee tasters – but sometimes their language is difficult for non-professionals to understand.

If we can achieve any small success in writing these coffee reviews “in plain English”, we will be happy.

And don’t forget, Coffee Detective also has its own collections of gourmet coffee.

BTW – We never charge a fee for these exams. If a company sends us coffee, we’ll taste it. If we like it, we’ll write a review. If we don’t like coffee, we just don’t review it. Our opinions are do 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.

Spiritual animal coffee


Catuai / Bourbon coffee

This is a medium roast coffee from Honduras, with light and subtle tones of chocolate and nuts. Full review here …

No Coast Coffee Roasters

Colombia crown city cafe

A medium roast Colombian coffee, defined by subtle layers of complementary flavors. Full review here …

Volcano of fire

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Café Volcan de Fuego

This is a unique coffee with a balance of robust and delicate flavors. Full review here …

Cafeto Del Monte

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Cafe Cafeto Del Monte

This sweet Costa Rican coffee is handcrafted on a century-old family farm. Full review here …

Rich coffee

Pushed coffee

Peruvian Cenfrocafe bag from Driven Coffee.

Café Cenfrocafe Peru

It is a lightly roasted coffee from Peru, with sweet, floral and berry flavors. Definitely worth a try. Full review here …

Costa Rican coffee

Costa Rican coffee

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

Ethiopia Sidamo Coffee

Ethiopia Sidamo Coffee

This is a very nice Sidamo from Ethiopia with a medium roast, on the light fat side with a touch of blueberry. Full review here …

Hayman Cafe

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Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee

A high-end coffee delivered in a Nespresso pod. Beautiful! Full review here … coffee club

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Ethiopian Bank Gutiti Coffee

A medium light coffee with a full and subtle range of flavors. Full review here …

Ground coffee

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Colombian coffee AMUCC

This is a lightly roasted coffee, cultivated and harvested by Colombian women farmers. Full review here …

Pinebrook Coffee Roasters

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Malawian pea coffee

A dark roast yet surprisingly delicate infusion, with natural sweetness and light citrus tones. Full review here …

Atlas Coffee Club

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Ethiopian coffee Yirgacheffe

It is a smooth Yirgacheffee coffee that surprises with a touch of daring in the back of the mouth. Full review here …

Diverging coffee

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Signature Blend IV Coffee

This is a very dark blend of beans from 4 different countries. Taste even better than we expected. Full review here …

Trailhead Coffee Roasters



This wonderful Guatemala from Trailhead Coffee Roasters was sent to us by Brothers Roasting Company. Full review here …

Dark matter coffee

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Benante’s Blend Coffee.

Our review of a surprisingly smooth and subtle coffee from the drummer of the thrash metal band Anthrax. Full review here …

Kaito roasters

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Kochere coffee from Ethiopia.

This Kochere coffee comes from Ethiopia’s Yirgacheffe region and has the subtle floral and fruity undertones you would expect from this region. Full review here …

Modest roasters

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Café from the Adado Yirgacheffe region.

Modest Coffee Roasters offers a three tier subscription service, which includes amazing coffees like this Yirgacheffe. Full review here …

Konabox Coffee

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Huahua Farm Kona Coffee.

This is a 100% Kona City Roast coffee with a sweet, bitter flavor and a touch of fruit. Full review here …

Jolly Roger Roasting Company

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This Sumatran coffee has a different taste profile due to its lighter roast. You will find less chocolate and a lot more subtlety. Full review here …

Jarhead Java

Allann Bros Roasters

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Phoenix and the turtle

This coffee from Allann Bros is a bold, rich blend of beans from Indonesia and Central America. Full review here …

Drifting cafe

Salvador Santa Maria

Salvador Santa Maria

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

Igamba coffee from Tanzania

Tanzania Igamba

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

Panama Coffee Gold Reserve

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Special Geisha Esmeralda coffee

Esmeralda Special Geisha coffee is a beautiful blend of sweet acidity, mixed with fruity and floral sweetness. Full review here …

Café Auromar Panama Geisha

Café Auromar Panama Geisha

This coffee comes from a rare coffee grape and offers a perfectly balanced infusion. An absolutely essential coffee. Full review here …

King’s Row Cafe

Shelton Signature Blend coffee

The Shelton Signature Blend

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

Bonbon Blend coffee

The Bonbon Blend

It’s a nicely balanced coffee, on the light fatty side, and with a natural sweetness. Full review here …

Coastal Blend coffee

The coastal mix

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

Montana Coffee Merchants

Grizzly Blend Coffee

Grizzly Mix

This is excellent coffee. We like it. It is strong and smooth with a natural sweetness and no harsh edges to taste. Full review here …

Café Café Monteverde

Cafe Monteverde

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

Community cafe

Breakfast coffee blend

Breakfast mix

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

Coffee and chicory blend

Coffee & Chicory

Our opinion on a blend of coffee and chicory, sent by Community Coffee, a roaster from Louisiana. Full review here …

Joe’s Brew Club

Redrock Roasters Costa Rican Coffee

Redrock Roasters Costa Rican Coffee

This coffee came to us through Joe’s Brew Club – a coffee club with a difference … you get coffee, biscotti and chocolate. Full review here …

Can of beans

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True Mokha Java

Mokha Java is one of the oldest coffee blends in the world, and this particular blend perfectly balances chocolate and fruit. Full review here …

Honduran Coffee Herkimer's Drip Blend

Honduran Herkimer Drip Mix

Our review of the Herkimer Coffee drip blend, a smooth and sweet Honduran coffee that was sent to us by the folks at Bean Box. Full review here …

Cafe Marley

Café Yirgacheffe One Love Ethiopia

One Love Ethiopia Yirgacheffe

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

Jamaica Blue Mountain Blend Coffee

Jamaican Blue Mountain Mix

Jamaica Blue Mountain Blend is a mild and naturally sweet blend of Jamaican and Central American coffees. Full review here …

Cafe Kauai

Garden Isle K-Cups

Blue Mountain Coffee Inc.

Blue Mountain Cache

Shearwater Organic Coffee Roasters

Organic Colombian Quinchia

Ethiopia Organic Sidama Homacho Waeno

San Francisco Bay Cafe

Colombian supremo

Dominican Sierra Group

Cafe Santo Domingo

Path coffee roasters

Colombian Finca Potosi

Ethiopian Sidamo

Hamptons lane

Montauk Sunrise

Oren daily roast

Burundi Kayanza Gatare

Cafe Ridgelyne

Ridgelyne Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee (2014)

100% Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee (2013)

Terra Bean Cafe

La Colmena from El Salvador

New York Coffee House Blend

Van Houtte

Single origin Costa Rica

Single origin Sumatra

The East India Coffee Company …

Coffee beans coated with milk chocolate

Tiny Footprint Coffee …

Colombia Mesa de Los Santos

Nicaraguan black roast

Cafe Del Sol …

El Salvador San Emilio

Café Blanell …

La Brasiliana espresso coffee

Caffe Diemme espresso coffee

Equal exchange …

Organic coffee for the mind, body and soul

Organic French roast

Virgin Hill Roasters

Ripplecove mix

French Blend

Cafe Marley

Lively Up! 5 bean espresso roast

Café Marley Coffee Buffalo Soldier

Cafe Ridgelyne

Ridgelyne Café 100% Jamaica Blue Mountain

Maui Mountain Home Grown reviews …

Volcano roast

Roast at sunrise

Arbor Day Coffee Reviews …

Arbor Day Mix

Colombian blend Arbor Day

About the Author: Nick Usborne aka Coffee Detective is a lifelong writer and coffee enthusiast. Find out more …

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