Coffee Review

Portland, OR 97209, US

Coffee Review launched in 1997, introducing the first-ever 100-point, wine-style coffee reviews to the coffee industry. has become one of the most respected, widely read, and influential coffee publications in the world.

Coffee Review is one of the world's most widely read and fastest growing coffee publications. In 2019, Coffee Review traffic has increased by more than 30% over 2018 and is on track to host one million unique visitors. Each year, Coffee Review is instrumental in helping its readers select more than 30 million pounds of coffee beans and consume more than one BILLION cups of coffee!

Coffee Review has operated continuously for over 20 years, publishing a monthly tasting report and coffee reviews. The company owns trademark rights to the term "Coffee Review,” which is protected as an incontestable service mark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (registration number 3346857). Other assets include thousands of pages of content, hundreds of coffee tasting reports, more than five thousand coffee reviews, and several strategically valuable domain names including,, and

Coffee Review is owned and managed by its founders. Kenneth Davids, a renowned coffee expert and author, is the company’s editor-in-chief, lead coffee taster, reviewer, and writer. Ron Walters, an experienced coffee and management professional, serves as Coffee Review’s publisher, running the company’s website as well as day-to-day business, marketing, and social media activities.

Coffee Review is ideally positioned for strong revenue growth and commercial success in the United States as well as the rapidly emerging Asian coffee markets in China, Taiwan, and Korea. The company foresees attractive expansion opportunities into other beverage categories including tea and wine.

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Online publisher of coffee reports and reviews

In 1997, Coffee Review began publishing the first-ever 100-point wine-style coffee reviews, earning a reputation as the "Wine Spectator of the coffee industry." Coffee Review is now the industry's preeminent coffee buying guide, annually attracting as many as one million affluent, highly-educated consumers who seek Coffee Review's advice on coffee and equipment purchases.

Coffee Review's reputation, well-established brand name, and large readership allow the company to generate revenue from multiple sources. Currently, its primary sources of revenue are advertising and coffee consulting fees. Within two years, the company expects its largest source of revenue to be subscription fees paid by visitors to its website.


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Ron Walters

Ron WaltersRon Walters is co-founder and publisher of He oversees business operations, including, marketing and social media for Coffee Review. In 1996, he conceived of and helped pioneer the development of 100-point reviews in the specialty coffee industry with co-founder Kenneth Davids. For the past twenty years, Ron has been engaged in strategy, marketing, and management of specialty food and beverage businesses.

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Kenneth Davids

Kenneth DavidsKenneth Davids is editor, chief writer and co-founder of Coffee Review. He has been involved with coffee since the early 1970s and has published three books on coffee, including the influential Home Roasting: Romance and Revival, now in its second edition, and Coffee: A Guide to Buying, Brewing and Enjoying, which has sold nearly 250,000 copies in five editions with a sixth edition scheduled for 2017. His workshops and seminars on coffee sourcing, evaluation and communication have been featured at professional coffee meetings on six continents. He is Professor Emeritus of Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. In 1996 he was awarded a Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to Coffee Literature by the Specialty Coffee Association of America.



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