International Rank: #17 out of 840
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United States Rank: #10 out of 477
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Wisconsin Rank: #1 out of 9
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JBC Coffee Roasters

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4.44(21)

21 ratings
Ratings here are based on aggregated user reviews of individual roasts from JBC Coffee Roasters.
5 star
33%
4 star
52%
3 star
14%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%

JBC Coffee Roasters is a company that emphasizes the quality of its coffee, the narratives of its producers, and sustainability. They source their coffee either directly from producers or through brokers aligned with their commitment to sustainability, both financially and environmentally. Located in the Midwest, JBC Coffee Roasters blends its dedication to quality coffee with a touch of regional hospitality. The company is 50% women-owned.

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JBC Coffee Roasters is a coffee roaster from Madison, WI United States. We have 15 cataloged roasts with 21 total reviews with a score of 4.44.

13 roasts

Name Roast Level Bean Source
Light Medium Indonesia
Light Ethiopia
Light Guatemala
- Colombia
Light Kenya
Light Burundi
Light Peru
Light Costa Rica
Light Rwanda
- Ecuador
- Mexico
- -
- Kenya

Top Reviews(21)

  • Scott Greenaway

    147 roasts rated, avg score of 4.26

    5.00 - Average

    4.00 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    5.00 - Flavor

    5.00 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    A distinctively unique full-flavored roast! A strong acidity, blooming with each sip, piqued my curiosity to fully explore the textured flavor. This roast leans fruity, with a light tartness.

    Cupping Method:Vietnamese drip

    6 months ago · See more from Scott
  • Coffee Roast Admin

    165 roasts rated, avg score of 4.99

    5.00 - Average

    This roast won a Best Roast award from the Good Food Awards. Since this is a reputable, judged competition, we count it as a five-star review to help people find the best coffee. There are 24 winning roasts annually.

    Visit the https://goodfoodfdn.org/ for more details.
    3 months ago · See more from Coffee Roast
  • Victoria S-C

    431 roasts rated, avg score of 4.32

    5.00 - Average

    Delicious! Very fruity!
    7 months ago · See more from Victoria
  • Emily Schadler

    93 roasts rated, avg score of 4.24

    5.00 - Average

    I only had this roast as an espresso, and in that format, it was a winner. I loved the balance, with a nice rolling flavor that went tart in the middle of the sip and lingered on a mellow astringency.

    Cupping Method:Moka pot espresso

    6 months ago · See more from Emily
  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1141 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    5.00 - Average

    5.00 - Aroma

    5.00 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    This JBC Ethiopian coffee provides an exquisite blend of flavors that is surprisingly reminiscent of Colombian coffee, with its full body and exceptional smoothness setting it apart from other single-origin options. The robust black tea notes and a subtle herbal and floral undertone create a sophisticated and complex profile, captivating the palate from the first sip. The balance achieved between these bold flavors and the coffees inherent characteristics is tasty and complex.

    The coffees acidity is delicately handled, presenting itself in a citrusy fashion without overwhelming the taste buds. The finish is particularly noteworthy, leaving a refreshing aftertaste of tangerine and lemon that lingers just long enough to invite another sip. Its a nice blend of flavors that results in a coffee experience that is both vibrant and comforting.

    Cupping Method:Chemex pourover 207C, from the JBC fall sampler

  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1141 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    5.00 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    5.00 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    I liked this Sumatran from JBC. It made a good pourover and a very nice espresso. It drinks a bit darker than the roast level, as many Sumatrans do. I think it retains some of the earthiness/spice Sumatrans have, but at a lower level. There's a lot of body and natural sweetness. I agree with the fellow taster the earthiness is kind of hidden but comes out in the aftertaste, which I didn't mind.

    As espresso, it drinks like a medium roast with caramel, blackberry, and a touch of earthiness and spice. It generated a very nice, medium crema and an full-bodied mouthfeel.

    As pourover, it is very plummy with a little bit of spice. Very smooth and balanced acidity. A versatile and tasty coffee.

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    I actually bumped this to a 5 after the pourover since it's rare I get results this good with both formats.
  • Emily Schadler

    93 roasts rated, avg score of 4.24

    5.00 - Average

    This cup was pleasantly surprising, with a thoroughly enjoyable complexity that bloomed throughout the sip. I

    Cupping Method:Hario V-60 pour over

    4 months ago · See more from Emily
  • Victoria S-C

    431 roasts rated, avg score of 4.32

    4.50 - Average

    4.00 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.00 - Balance

    I thought this was great as pourover, so easy to drink!
    7 months ago · See more from Victoria
  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1141 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    A very nice Gesha. Splitting hairs but would take a bit more juicy/berry acidity. I get black tea, tamarind, and pineapple. Very smooth and easy to drink.

    Cupping Method:Chemex pourover

  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1141 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.00 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.00 - Balance

    A lovely, full-bodied Guatemalan that is very fruity/juicy. I get fresh plum, apricot, and a strongly brewed black tea. I want a little bit more complexity given the richness of the initial acidity. A very nice cup overall.

    Cupping Method:Chemex pourover. Have a small bag from a JBC fall sampler.

Editor's Overview

We did a JBC sampler having been recommended this roaster by many. We thought was very good coffee, perhaps not rising to the full hype.

-Ted Chan, Managing Editor
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