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Pennsylvania Rank: #1 out of 22
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Passenger / Necessary Coffee

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4.82(11)

11 ratings
Ratings here are based on aggregated user reviews of individual roasts from Passenger / Necessary Coffee.
5 star
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4 star
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Quality and sourcing-focused craft roaster out of coffee hotbed Lancaster, PA. Necessary is a sister brand to renowned Passenger Coffee with the same ownership.

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Passenger / Necessary Coffee is a coffee roaster from Lancaster, PA United States. We have 9 cataloged roasts with 11 total reviews with a score of 4.82.

7 roasts

Name Roast Level Bean Source
- International Blend

4.83(3)

- Colombia

4.75(2)

Dark Brazil

5.00(1)

- Peru
- Burundi
- Ethiopia

0(0)

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Top Reviews(11)

  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    995 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    5.00 - Average

    5.00 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    5.00 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    I've been using this super tasty, well-balanced Colombian as an espresso. It's more dynamic than it sounds. Nutty at the beginning, a slightly salty chocolate, naturally sweet. Just a touch of blackberry but clean acidity wise.

    Cupping Method:95C pulls on La Spaziale. Made lattes, iced Americano, and straight sipping espresso. Especially liked the Americano. My wife liked the latte. I got it from Trade.

    Traits: brown sugar nutty blackberry salty chocolate
    1 month ago · See more from Ted
  • Victoria S-C

    350 roasts rated, avg score of 4.32

    5.00 - Average

    Makes amazing lattes!
    1 month ago · See more from Victoria
  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    995 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    5.00 - Average

    5.00 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    5.00 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    Just a really good can of Snapchill cold crew here. Nothing fussy or complicated. Light but balanced with strawberry, rhubarb, and citrusy notes. It’a crisp and delicious fruitiness. Nice natural sweetness in the brown sugar range.

    The Snapchill process just does such an amazing process preserving the complexity and nuance of the coffee. Highly recommend!

    Cupping Method:Snapchill vertical tasting!

    Traits: citrus strawberry rhubarb lightly sweet
    4 months ago · See more from Ted
  • Victoria S-C

    350 roasts rated, avg score of 4.32

    5.00 - Average

    Light, easy to drink, my favorite out of 8 Snapchill and cold brews today.
    4 months ago · See more from Victoria
  • Emily Schadler

    83 roasts rated, avg score of 4.23

    5.00 - Average

    The first whiff hit me with the sensation of smelling flowers, and the first taste followed suite. It mellowed out throughout the sip and ended on a refreshingly sweet note. I loved that this drink was both super smooth and a little bizarre in the flavor world. This was my favorite of 7 canned cold brews I tasted today.

    Cupping Method:black, iced

    4 months ago · See more from Emily
  • Susanna Paterson

    25 roasts rated, avg score of 4.36

    5.00 - Average

    Amazing in brown butter latte at Drift in Newport!
    2 months ago · See more from Susanna
  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    995 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    5.00 - Average

    I had a rare (for me) cappuccino at the New York Coffee Festival made with this roast at the Minor Figures oat milk booth. It was so good that it made me a fan of both. On my list to try more of this roaster.
    1 month ago · See more from Ted
  • Scott Greenaway

    108 roasts rated, avg score of 4.23

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    A full-flavored roast with a relaxed balance. The flavor profile features a nutty, sweet chocolate. Drinks smooth and clean!

    Cupping Method:moka espresso, cream with no sweetener

    4 weeks ago · See more from Scott
  • Scott Greenaway

    108 roasts rated, avg score of 4.23

    4.50 - Average

    4.00 - Aroma

    4.00 - Finish

    5.00 - Flavor

    5.00 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    This is a very balanced and pleasant cold brew. It has a strong, relatively neutral flavor that ends with an acidic flourish that hints of the springtime flavors of strawberry rhubarb. I noticed a touch of bitterness at the finish, otherwise this was a flavorful delight.

    Cupping Method:straight from the can without cream or sweetener

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

    350 roasts rated, avg score of 4.32

    4.50 - Average

    So good!

    Cupping Method:Turkish latte at Drift Cafe in Newport, RI

    2 months ago · See more from Victoria

Editor's Overview

We decided to merge the listings for Passenger and Necessary since they are sister brands run by the same people. -Ted Chan, Managing Editor
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