Espresso Review - Bliss of Gayo by Simon Hsieh's Aroma Roast Coffees
  • Simon Hsieh's Aroma Roast Coffees

    Taoyuan City, Taiwan
  • Bliss of Gayo (as espresso)

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: June 2013
Origin: Gayo growing region, Aceh Province, northern Sumatra, Indonesia. Price: NT $1000/16 ounces

Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Aromatic cedar, dark chocolate, orange, fresh-turned earth in aroma and small cup. Velvety mouthfeel; flavor consolidates but persists in a rich finish. Orange and an earthy, cedar-toned chocolate in particular persist in three parts milk.

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 886-0983-749876 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy the sweet-toned, aromatic earth notes of a traditional Sumatra in an espresso presentation.


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