Top-Rated Espressos from the First Half of 2013

by Ron

As we approach the mid-way point of 2013, we decided to take a look back at the top espressos from the first half of the year.  Six espressos earned 94 points, the highest score for an espresso so far in 2013.  Three of these coffees are from U.S. roasters:

Thirty-Thirty Coffee Co. by Momma Bear Espresso, $17.00/12 ounces.

Tchembe Single Origin Espresso by Barrington Coffee Roasters, $24.95/12 ounces.

Rutana Burundi Espresso by Johnson Brothers Coffee, $13.95/12 ounces.


As of today, June 19, the first two still appear to be available on the roasters’ websites.

The other three espressos that earned 94 points are produced by roasters outside the United States.  Two are from roasters in Taiwan:

Kenya AB Top Lot Single-Origin Espresso by Simon Hsieh Aroma Roast Coffee, NT $1300/16 ounces.

Ninety Plus Kemgin W2 Ethiopia by Cafe Est, NT $1300/16 ounces.

The other espresso was produced by The Coffee Academics in Hong Kong:

Gesha S94 by The Coffee Academics, HK $288/100 grams.


We’re looking forward to sampling more great espressos in the second half of the year.

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