About Us

Our goal at Coffee Review would be to entertain and educate coffee drinkers, food service specialists, and the coffee trade with a credible and easy-to-use java guide based on objective, blind reviews from Kenneth Davids and other experienced people in the specialty coffee industry.

It is important to see that assessing and enjoying coffees are extremely different than assessing and appreciating wines, beers, or cigars. We invite you to see Interpreting Reviews which explains how to read our evaluations and reviews and why one should not simply shop from the numbers.

Read How Coffee Review Works, for a detailed explanation of our rating system and evaluation processes. If you are new to our website –welcome. If you are a return visitor, we hope you continue to enjoy Coffee Review. Please keep visiting us as we provide fresh reviews and informed commentary on the most recent trends and developments in the world of fine coffee.

Coffee Review was founded in 1997 by Kenneth Davids and Ron Walters. The notion, then as today, was simple: conduct blind, expert cuppings of coffees and report the findings in the form of 100-point reviews, parallel to those in the wine business, while educating readers about java with comprehensive tasting reports and technically informed commentary.

Since its founding, Coffee Review has become the planet’s most widely read and influential java buying guide. In 2015 over one million java fans visited Coffee Review. Most of the excellent changes that have taken place from the nice coffee world within the past eighteen years are reflected in and frequently anticipated by our thousands of reviews and over two-hundred tasting reports and important posts.