Kakalove Cafe

Ethiopia Limu Natural G1

Location: Chia-Yi, Taiwan

Origin: Limu, Jimma Zone, Oromia Region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $17.50/16 ounces

Review Date: October 2016

Agtron: 56/80

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Deeply sweet, richly pungent. Dried raspberry, sandalwood, honeysuckle, vanilla, tangerine zest in aroma and cup. Quietly juicy acidity; satiny mouthfeel. The fruit-driven finish centers around dried raspberry notes in the short, which round to gentle sandalwood and vanilla in the long.


Southern Ethiopia produces distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. This is a “natural” or dry-processed version, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. 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 powerfully aromatic, berry-toned natural-process coffee that finishes saturated with a particularly sweet, fragrant sandalwood.

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