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Kophee

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4.33(7)

7 ratings
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Kophee is a coffee roaster from Skokie, IL United States. We have 3 cataloged roasts with 7 total reviews with a score of 4.33.

3 roasts

Name Roast Level Bean Source
Medium India

4.25(2)

Dark India
Medium India

Top Reviews(7)

  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1136 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    5.00 - Value

    4.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    A really tasty Indian coffee with bright mix berry and citrus notes. Dark chocolate and earthiness on the front of the palate followed by the nice acidity. Smooth with good mouthfeel. Light-medium crema in volume but very persistent. Just a touch of spice.

    For me a nice contrast from some Indian coffee that is very earthy. This has a touch of it but without overwhelming the other characteristics.

    A great value on the Gandhi website for Indian coffee lovers.

    Cupping Method:Espresso, 95C on La Spaziale machine.

  • Susanna Paterson

    27 roasts rated, avg score of 4.33

    4.50 - Average

    5.00 - Aroma

    A fascinating med/dark roast that has fruity notes - really good!

    Cupping Method:Espresso shot, dark

    4 months ago · See more from Susanna
  • Scott Greenaway

    146 roasts rated, avg score of 4.26

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    5.00 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    A flavor-forward roast, featuring an interesting flavor profile with notes of citrus and a deep caramel.

    Cupping Method:espresso

    4 months ago · See more from Scott
  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1136 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.00 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    A really well executed dark roast here. Not too dark with no sheen on the beans. Toffee, pecan, and spice and a lot of natural sweetness. Maybe a hint of maple syrup in there.

    Fluffy persistent crema and medium body mouthfeel. Fairly low acidity but just enough.

    A very good Indian coffee for dark roast drip at an outstanding value. The 3rd coffee weve tried from them thats has been very good at great value.

    Cupping Method:Espresso, 95C on my La Spaziale machine

  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1136 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    5.00 - Value

    4.50 - Finish

    4.00 - Flavor

    4.00 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    These beans look a little strange with a tan gradation, but the taste and value are tough to quibble with.

    Wonderful peanutty /cocoa nose.

    The tasting notes are spot on and match well to what you expect from Monsoon Malabar, which is earthy and mellow acidity.

    I don't know how they will scale, but these small batch roasts from Kophee are pretty good at a very good price, and I think they'll do quite well with the Indian diaspora in the US.

    Cupping Method:I used it as espresso, and it worked very well in affogato (pictured, with Oatly Salted Caramel ice cream).

  • Scott Greenaway

    146 roasts rated, avg score of 4.26

    4.00 - Average

    4.00 - Aroma

    4.00 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.00 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    This is a well-made dark roast with a complex flavor profile. Nicely balanced and more sweet/acidic than a typically oily dark roast. A comforting toasted oat leader blends with a light hint of sliced pecan/chocolate, rounding into a strong and slightly sweet coffee flavor.

    Cupping Method:Vietnamese drip, cream with no sweetener

    2 months ago · See more from Scott
  • Scott Greenaway

    146 roasts rated, avg score of 4.26

    4.00 - Average

    4.00 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    4.00 - Flavor

    3.50 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    This roast has a low acidity, which is a bit out of the ordinary for the coffees that I sample. If I closed my eyes, I could easily imagine I was sipping a sweet and creamy black tea. While preparing this coffee, it is remarkable how dry the beans were. If you like having different beans on display, these are noticeably light and dry.

    Cupping Method:Vietnamese drip, cream with no sweetener

    2 months ago · See more from Scott

Editor's Overview

We got our hands on 3 roasts from Kophee, and we've had a good experience with them. I spent some time in India, and I know they keep some of the very best beans for themselves. This tastes just like the good coffee in India tastes. The beans were well-roasted with no quakers, and generated flavorful espresso with low acidity (as these origins usually do). The value here is excellent, and I think the Indian diaspora here will take to Kophee.

-Ted Chan, Managing Editor
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