International Rank: #24 out of 821
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United States Rank: #16 out of 465
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Michigan Rank: #1 out of 4
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Tilly's Coffee - CLOSED

Flag of United States Grand Rapids, Michigan

4.53(14)

14 ratings
Ratings here are based on aggregated user reviews of individual roasts from Tilly's Coffee - CLOSED.
5 star
42%
4 star
50%
3 star
7%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%

We received word that Tilly's will close operations as of December 2023. At the time, we had it ranked as one of the world's 10 best roaster and they will be missed.

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Tilly's Coffee - CLOSED is a coffee roaster from Grand Rapids, Michigan United States. We have 10 cataloged roasts with 14 total reviews with a score of 4.53.

10 roasts

Name Roast Level Bean Source
Light Honduras
Light Honduras
Light Honduras
Light Colombia
Light Honduras
Light Guatemala

4.50(1)

Light Medium Nicaragua
Light Honduras
Light El Salvador
- El Salvador

Top Reviews(14)

  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1106 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    5.00 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    5.00 - Value

    5.00 - Finish

    5.00 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    4.50 - Quality

    Pretty, but irregular beans. No matter, an outstanding coffee.

    Great nose on the grind, nutty and caramel.

    A lot of interesting fruit in the cup, tropical, stone fruit, balanced, smooth. Angels Cup blind tasting.
  • Veronica Fair

    12 roasts rated, avg score of 4.67

    5.00 - Average

    Amazing. Smooth. Great first cup of the day.
    1 year ago · See more from Veronica
  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1106 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    5.00 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    5.00 - Finish

    5.00 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    5.00 - Quality

    Angels Cup blind tasting. Nice nose with some florality. Lemongrass, black tea, cola, a touch of cranberry. Lots of natural sweetness. Delicious.
  • Victoria S-C

    407 roasts rated, avg score of 4.32

    5.00 - Average

    5.00 - Aroma

    4.50 - Value

    4.50 - Finish

    5.00 - Flavor

    5.00 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    I really enjoyed this one. Too much because I drank it too quickly. Warm smooth chocolatey notes. Not too bitter.

    Cupping Method:Black pourover from a Angels' Cup blind tasting

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

    1106 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    5.00 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.50 - Value

    5.00 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    A super silky smooth Columbian that is as easy drinking as it comes. A natural sugar and cocoa sweetness leads the way, with a gentle acidity mid-palate creating harmony. Its a very nice fruit characteristic I couldnt quite pin down but blueberry is close.

    Cupping Method:AngelsCup blind tasting

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

    1106 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    5.00 - Average

    5.00 - Aroma

    5.00 - Finish

    5.00 - Flavor

    5.00 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    I recently had the pleasure of trying Theodore's Coffee Honduras El Puente, and it was an absolute delight. As someone who has been enjoying Theodore's offerings quite a bit recently, this particular coffee did not disappoint. From its captivating aroma to its remarkable taste characteristics, it truly embodies the essence of a high-quality, specialty coffee.

    Upon brewing a cup of Honduras El Puente, I was immediately drawn in by its enticing fragrance. The aroma wafting from the cup hinted at the complex and enticing flavors that awaited me. Excitedly, I took my first sip, and I was instantly greeted with a symphony of taste notes that made this coffee truly stand out.

    The flavor profile of Honduras El Puente is a testament to the skill and dedication of Theodore's in sourcing and roasting their beans. The coffee exudes a natural sweetness reminiscent of brown sugar, creating a delightful depth that lingers on the palate with each sip. This sweetness is beautifully complemented by the presence of ripe peach, which adds a touch of juiciness and a subtle fruity note to the overall experience.

    What sets this coffee apart are the delightful floral and tropical accents that weave throughout the flavor profile. These nuances add a layer of complexity, transporting the taste buds to a tropical paradise. With every sip, I found myself discovering new hints of delicate florals and tropical fruits, creating an immersive and captivating coffee experience.

    One flavor note that particularly stood out to me was the presence of a sweet tangerine essence. It provided a refreshing and citrusy twist that elevated the overall flavor profile to new heights. The interplay between the tangerine note and the other flavors was harmonious and added a unique touch to the coffee's character.

    As a light roast, Honduras El Puente showcases the inherent complexities of the beans without overwhelming them. The careful roasting process employed by Theodore's ensures that the coffee maintains a well-balanced flavor, allowing each component to shine through with clarity and precision.

    In conclusion, Theodore's Coffee Honduras El Puente is a light roast specialty coffee that captivates with its remarkable taste characteristics. Its brimming brown sugar sweetness, the presence of ripe peach, the delightful floral and tropical accents, and the note of sweet tangerine all contribute to a truly exceptional cup of coffee. If you're a fan of specialty coffee, I highly recommend giving this blend a try. Theodore's dedication to crafting outstanding coffees shines through, and Honduras El Puente is yet another testament to their commitment to quality and flavor.

    Cupping Method:Angelcup blind tasting, v60 pourover

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

    1106 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    5.00 - Value

    4.50 - Flavor

    5.00 - Acidity

    Blind tasting. Nice upfront acidity but not too much. Tons of citrus. Some nice natural sugars. Super easy to drink and a lot of subtlety. Maybe not super fancy like expensive geshas but something Id be 100% happy drinking every day. Extremely clean and pleasant finish. Super smooth.

    Great value at $15/bag.

    Cupping Method:Pourover, 207 F, Hario v60 Ceramic

  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1106 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

    A gorgeous-looking roast and aroma out of the bag with uniform beans. Though it came as a blind tasting in an Angel's Cup set it looked more like a medium than a light roast. Theodore's lists it as light medium.

    The aroma on the grind is amazing, rich chocolate brownie, nutty. Cocoa and black tea are present. It's slightly herbaceous and carries a lot of fruit and natural sweetness. Very smooth and easy to drink.

    Cupping Method:Hario v60 pourover

  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1106 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

    Angelscup blind tasting.

    As the description we got for the coffee actually said, we did have this on a rainy day and it is a nice treat. Wonderful cocoa, nutty aroma on the grind. Honduras La Fraternidad really improves as it cools down. Tropical (maybe pineapple and skin-on starfruit) with a lot of natural sweetness.

    More easy drinking light roast than super complex. Very clean finish. Almost too smooth and easy to drink as it's gone so fast!

    Cupping Method:Hario v60, Angelscup blind tasting

  • Victoria S-C

    407 roasts rated, avg score of 4.32

    4.50 - Average

    5.00 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    I really like Theodores Coffee. Consistently good light roasts. This one is as well. Light fruity, proper acid, no bitterness. Smooth drinking.

    Cupping Method:Black pourover made at home

    11 months ago · See more from Victoria

Editor's Overview

Tilly's was a craft roaster out of Grand Rapids, MI and formerly known as Theodore’s Coffee. This business was established in 2013 by Darwin Pavon, a Honduran coffee farmer. Theodore's Coffee is known for its commitment to sourcing, roasting, and serving some of the finest specialty coffees worldwide, with a particular emphasis on Honduran coffees, where Pavon still owns and operates a farm. They offer single-origin and espresso beans, and their roast style tends to highlight the unique flavors of each coffee variety, promoting a balanced cup that reflects the origin of the beans.
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