3. The Results

Stumptown

Winner
“Bitter with hints of chocolate, citrus, and a good mouthfeel. Pleasant.” —AM
“Perfect.” —CW
“Pleasantly railroad-y, with a hint of brimstone.” —MB

Caffé Umbria

Runner Up
“Bright and bold.” —AB
“Buttery and chocolaty with hints of orange peels. Round and mellow.” —KM

Caffé Vita

Third
“Good balance, sweet, and a strong finish.” —AM
“Very bitter and astringent.” —KM
“A bit like durian.” —MB

Illy

Fourth
“Creamy yet woody.” —CW
“Tastes like blueberries.” —AB
“Chocolate with bits of peppered jerky.” —MB

Starbucks

Fifth
“What seemed nice at first quickly became terrible.” —AM
“Not an exciting flavor profile. Boring and bitter.” —CW
“Moldy with a gust of Victorian underskirt.” —MB