Espresso Review - Costa Rica Villa Sarchi by Simon Hsieh's Aroma Roast Coffees
  • Simon Hsieh's Aroma Roast Coffees

    Taoyuan City, Taiwan
  • Costa Rica Villa Sarchi

Roast: Medium Review Date: June 2013
Origin: West Valley growing region, Costa Rica. Price: NT $1000/16 ounces

Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Pungently sweet. Fresh-cut cedar, caramelly dark chocolate, apricot, a hint of flowers in aroma and small cup. Light but smoothly silky mouthfeel; flavor consolidates in a rich finish. In three parts milk delicate and rather drying, with sweet chocolate notes nicely nuanced by apricot and flowers.

Notes: In addition to his retail roasting operation Aroma Roast Coffees, Simon Hsieh also operates Soaring Phoenix Trading, a business focused on purposed-built commercial espresso blends and high quality single-origin coffees. Visit or call 866-0983-749876 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy pungent, cedary straight shots and delicate chocolate-toned short milk drinks.


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