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Sterling Coffee Roasters

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4.25(6)

6 ratings
Ratings here are based on aggregated user reviews of individual roasts from Sterling Coffee Roasters.
5 star
16%
4 star
66%
3 star
16%
2 star
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1 star
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Serving the world's finest artisanally-micro-hand-batch-craft-roasted coffees daily.

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Sterling Coffee Roasters is a coffee roaster from Portland, OR United States. We have 10 cataloged roasts with 6 total reviews with a score of 4.25.

10 roasts

Top Reviews(6)

  • 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

    This was my first Chinese coffee, and I really enjoyed it. Super complex, flavors changing on my tongue throughout a drink and even as the temperature cooled. It was bright, fruity, acidity, and fun. I would drink this one again.

    Cupping Method:Pour over with cream

    1 year ago · See more from Emily
  • 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

    4.50 - Quality

    My wife and I both liked this coffee a lot. We tried it more as a novelty since neither one of us have had Chinese coffee (or if we did in Hong Kong or China when we went, we didnt know). But China or not, this is a really great light roast pourover. My research trying to find the best coffees has led me multiple times to Sterling, so I ordered this Yunnan as well as their Blendo Stupendo.

    First thing both out of the bag and extraction is that this has a tropical aroma, I got a lot of pineapple. Sterlings description said grape, and I do get a Raisin/Raisinet. This is a very drinkable coffee that is very smooth with balanced acidity and mouthfeel. Theres a touch of umami, ever so slight, in the front of the palate, with a very nice black tea and mango mid-palate. Very clean finish fruity, white peach and stone fruit, until almost a second later, just a pop of that black tea hitting again. A lot going on here, changes with temperature.

    I did a little bit of research. Did you know Yunnan is the largest coffee-producing region in China, accounting for over 98% of the country's total coffee production (I saw 95% in another place), most of it Arabica. According to the International Coffee Organization, China produced a total of 2.67 million 60-kilogram bags of coffee in the 2020-2021 coffee year, with Yunnan accounting for 2.62 million bags. The remaining coffee production in China is mainly from Hainan province, which produces a small amount of Robusta coffee.

    Cupping Method:Chemex Pourover

  • Scott Greenaway

    146 roasts rated, avg score of 4.26

    4.50 - Average

    4.00 - Aroma

    4.00 - Finish

    5.00 - Flavor

    4.00 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    Consistent flavor profile with classic qualities of a lighter roast: flavorful, bright, lightly tart, with a nice acidity. Very enjoyable for sipping!

    Cupping Method:Vietnamese drip

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

    1136 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.00 - Average

    5.00 - Aroma

    4.00 - Value

    3.50 - Finish

    4.00 - Flavor

    4.00 - Acidity

    3.50 - Balance

    4.00 - Quality

    Solid multipurpose espresso. Medium crema. A little carbon as straight sipping espresso. Incredible aroma out of the bag. Makes a very nice Americano and a solid latte. Roast was a little past medium so might wife didn't love. Mostly darker roast characteristics.

    Cupping Method:A53 Lucca Spaziale, 94 degrees celsius. Sampled as doppio, Americano, and latte.

  • Emily Schadler

    93 roasts rated, avg score of 4.24

    4.00 - Average

    5.00 - Aroma

    3.00 - Finish

    3.00 - Flavor

    4.00 - Acidity

    4.00 - Balance

    On the darker side, smooth and round with mild cocoa notes.

    Cupping Method:Pour over

    Traits: cocoa
    1 year ago · See more from Emily
  • Scott Greenaway

    146 roasts rated, avg score of 4.26

    3.50 - Average

    3.00 - Aroma

    4.00 - Finish

    3.50 - Flavor

    4.00 - Acidity

    3.50 - Balance

    Lightly flavored, low aroma, with a bit of a lively citrus undertone. It did not have cocoa and caramel flavors as advertised on the package, so I will need to revisit with another tasting.
    1 year ago · See more from Scott
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