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New Hampshire Rank: #1 out of 9
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King David Coffee Roasters

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4.38(6)

6 ratings
Ratings here are based on aggregated user reviews of individual roasts from King David Coffee Roasters.
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King David Coffee Roasters is based in a century-old mill building at the Nashua and Merrimack Rivers meeting point in Nashua, New Hampshire. Since 2000, King David has specialized in roasting high-quality coffee beans, representing the top 6% of the coffee crop. Their roasting process involves a traditional drum roaster that can handle small batches ranging from 1 to 30 pounds. This method emphasizes a handcrafted approach to coffee roasting.

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King David Coffee Roasters is a coffee roaster from NH United States. We have 5 cataloged roasts with 6 total reviews with a score of 4.38.

5 roasts

Name Roast Level Bean Source
Light Medium Costa Rica
Medium Papua New Guinea
Dark International Blend
Medium Dark Kenya
Dark Indonesia

Top Reviews(6)

  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1143 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    5.00 - Aroma

    4.50 - Value

    4.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.00 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    I really enjoyed this coffee, and it reflects the best of what I see from artisan, small-batch roasters.

    There's nothing wild or out-of-the-box here. A good washed Costa Rican that's an excellent expression of some of the best traits you find.

    Aroma is very appealing - fudge and a touch of peanut.

    Notes I get red apple, sweet orange, caramel, with a very smooth mouthfeel.

    Cupping Method:Pourover, 195F, Hario v60, 18:1 ratio

  • Scott Greenaway

    147 roasts rated, avg score of 4.26

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    This roast packs a strong flavor punch! A nice sweetness, acidity, mouthfeel, and flavor in this well-balanced roast. The flavor profile leans towards dried apricot with a strong medium-light coffee expression.

    Cupping Method:Vietnamese drip, cream with no sweetener

    1 month ago · See more from Scott
  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1143 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    5.00 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    Listed as a medium roast, it probably drinks slightly darker, as local artisan roasters often do. Wonderful aroma. Quality control looks strong, no quakers or irregularities.

    Its delicious, though, as a chocolate-forward espresso. It generates a thick , lively crema and fantastic mouthfeel. Its smoky without any burned notes, spiced with clove. There's enough natural sweetness to hold up.

    Cupping Method:Espresso, 95C in my La Spaziale A53 (double portafilter)

  • Victoria S-C

    433 roasts rated, avg score of 4.31

    4.50 - Average

    Works perfectly in a latte. Excellent balance.
    1 month ago · See more from Victoria
  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1143 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

    These espresso beans are striking out of the bag, with a nice color and slight sheen.

    This drinks very clean for a dark roast. A medium/big crema with major staying power is key, giving the shot a lush and slightly creamy mouthfeel. There's very nice depth in the front of the palate chocolate, a pleasant smokiness, and light citrus, blackberry notes. There's a bit of complexity as it evolves mid/late palate.

    An excellent rendition of a cafe house dark roast espresso.

    Cupping Method:Doppio, 95C on my La Spaziale A53 Lucca.

  • Scott Greenaway

    147 roasts rated, avg score of 4.26

    4.00 - Average

    4.00 - Aroma

    4.00 - Finish

    4.00 - Flavor

    3.50 - Acidity

    4.00 - Balance

    This roast is definitely more of a dark/medium, expressing classic dark roast flavors, rich mouthfeel and medium acidity. Flavor traits were walnut, dried apricot, and a hint of sweet cherry, accompanying a strong coffee flavor.

    Cupping Method:Vietnamese drip, cream with no sweetener

    1 month ago · See more from Scott

Editor's Overview

King David Coffee Roasters is a great local coffee roaster. They're not chasing after ultra-exclusive beans but instead focus on sourcing solid regional varieties that hit just the right notes. Their roasting process brings out a rich depth of flavor in these beans, which is something you can taste in every sip.

They tend to roast their beans a bit on the darker side, which I think works really well and is fairly typical of local artisan craft roasters. It makes their lighter and medium roasts surprisingly versatile, perfect for both a smooth drip coffee and a robust espresso. This approach shows they’re thinking about how most of us actually drink our coffee day to day.

It’s clear that King David takes their craft seriously, but they do it without any fuss. The quality of the coffee speaks for itself—rich, flavorful, and consistently good. It’s a place that makes you appreciate the art of a well-roasted coffee bean.

-Ted Chan, Managing Editor
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