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Kakalove Cafe

Ethiopia Natural Yirgacheffe Tore

Location: Chia-Yi, Taiwan

Origin: Tore Village, Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: NT $550/16 ounces

Review Date: November 2017

Agtron: 55/77

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Deeply crisp, lushly floral. Rose, almond, dark chocolate, lime zest, peppermint in aroma and cup. Tartly sweet with a clear savory edge in structure; plump, juicy mouthfeel. Finish is complex and resonant in the short, consolidating around a fading lime and mint in the long.

Notes:

Southern Ethiopia coffees like this one are produced from distinctive traditional Ethiopian varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Like virtually all southern Ethiopia coffees, this coffee is produced by villagers on small garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. Processed by the dry or “natural” method, 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: An intense cup, zesty but juicy, alive with rose-like flowers, mint and lime.