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49th Parallel Coffee Roasters

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4.80(11)

11 ratings
Ratings here are based on aggregated user reviews of individual roasts from 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters.
5 star
54%
4 star
45%
3 star
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2 star
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1 star
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Craft specialty coffee roaster based in Vancouver

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49th Parallel Coffee Roasters is a coffee roaster from Vancouver, Canada. We have 15 cataloged roasts with 11 total reviews with a score of 4.80.

15 roasts

Name Roast Level Bean Source
Light Guatemala
Light Burundi
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Dark -
Light Ethiopia
Light Kenya
Light Medium -
Medium Colombia
Medium -
Medium Dark -
Medium Dark -
Medium Dark -
Medium Dark -
Medium Dark -
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Top Reviews(11)

  • Lori S

    10 roasts rated, avg score of 4.70

    5.00 - Average

    5+ so good!
    8 months ago · See more from Lori
  • Victoria S-C

    406 roasts rated, avg score of 4.32

    5.00 - Average

    This one is really good. It goes perfectly with milk.

    Cupping Method:Lattes made by Ted

    8 months ago · See more from Victoria
  • Emily Schadler

    93 roasts rated, avg score of 4.24

    5.00 - Average

    5.00 - Aroma

    5.00 - Finish

    5.00 - Flavor

    5.00 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    Whoa, so smooth and light and easy. Had it as a latte, and it was truly enjoyable. I agree with a previous reviewer that it doesn't pack the complexity punch that I usually look for, but it was such easy sipping that it wins 5 stars from me.

    Cupping Method:Latte

    7 months ago · See more from Emily
  • Lori S

    10 roasts rated, avg score of 4.70

    5.00 - Average

    Another great one!
    8 months ago · See more from Lori
  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1106 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    5.00 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.50 - Value

    5.00 - Finish

    5.00 - Flavor

    5.00 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    I think after fidgeting with a little its 5 stars. Maybe 4.8, ha ha. In the light roast espresso Ive been giving 5s Ive been looking for a bit longer l, more complex finish. My first pulls with this espresso were good but not amazing. The lattes were very good. I like it best as a lungo. There you still get a massive crema and the lime/hibiscus notes really come out. Any way you crunch it you get dark chocolate, the expensive kind with little sugar. Great mouthfeel and crema.

    Cupping Method:Lungo and espresso on my A53 Spaziale. Best result was a lungo at 95 C (pictured).

  • Cali Coffee Cupp

    24 roasts rated, avg score of 4.44

    5.00 - Average

    My Iced Instigator with Oatmilk from CoffeeDrunk was made with a house espresso roast from 49th Parallel.

    The Instigator only comes iced and consists of espresso shaken with maple, brown sugar, and a touch of milk. The iced latte was wonderful ?????? It was semi-sweet, and the espresso itself tasted very unique and nutty! I would be interested in returning back to try other drink selections.

    Taste 5/5 ??????????

    Cupping Method:Follow @calicoffeecup on Instagram for the full review and more California coffee shop reviews

    2 months ago · See more from Cali
  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1106 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    4.00 - Aroma

    4.50 - Value

    4.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    OK, I'm on my 4th shot of this espresso...

    My wife and mother-in-law REALLY love their lattes and other milk drinks made with the 49th Epic Espresso

    I do really like it myself as an easy-to-drink, smooth espresso with a little bit of complexity. I like the balance and natural sweetness. I'm not getting big florality, fruitiness, or complexity which is what I like in my espressos. But this one's tasty and makes great milk drinks. If I started a cafe I might use this roast! But the 4.5 is just my own sipping score.

    Cupping Method:4x espressos pulled at at 95 degree C

  • Scott Greenaway

    140 roasts rated, avg score of 4.25

    4.50 - Average

    4.00 - Aroma

    5.00 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.00 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    Very nice! Light, clean, and smooth. The balanced flavor works with the milk in a latte to create a satisfying/comforting experience.

    Cupping Method:latte

    7 months ago · See more from Scott
  • Victoria S-C

    406 roasts rated, avg score of 4.32

    4.50 - Average

    This one is really good, but maybe unfair to compare to their amazing Epic espresso that we've been drinking!
    8 months ago · See more from Victoria
  • Scott Greenaway

    140 roasts rated, avg score of 4.25

    4.50 - Average

    4.00 - Aroma

    4.00 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    5.00 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    A very nice, tart espresso! It has a full, balanced flavor with a nice acidity.

    Cupping Method:Moka pot espresso

    7 months ago · See more from Scott

Editor's Overview

A coffee expert I trust recommended 49th Parallel single-origin espresso, so we tried it out, and we were not disappointed. Just from the craft of the espressos, we feel confident recommending this roaster.

-Ted Chan, Managing Editor
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