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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.

Notes:

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.