Kakalove Cafe

Colombia La Palma and El Tucan Espresso

Location: Chia-Yi, Taiwan

Origin: Cundinamarca Department, central Colombia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: NT $500/16 ounces

Review Date: May 2017

Agtron: 51/72

Aroma: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Richly and roundly bright; chocolaty and floral. Guava, tangerine, dark chocolate, sandalwood, lily in aroma and small cup. Smooth, silky-satiny mouthfeel; dry though flavor-saturated finish. Flowers, sweetly tart fruit and chocolate all carry with rich authority into three parts milk.


Produced by Olga Beltran of La Palma & El Tucan, an innovative, quality- and sustainability-focused Colombia producer. Kakalove Café is a nano-roaster located in the small city of Chia-Yi in Taiwan that strives to procure and roast the finest quality coffee. Visit www.kakalovecafe.com.tw or email kahiyuho@gmail.com for more information.

The Bottom Line: A bright yet lush straight shot that expresses its complexity with particular conviction in cappuccino-sized milk.