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Kakalove Cafe

Ethiopia Washed Kayon Mountain

Location: Chia-Yi, Taiwan

Origin: Odo Shakiso District, Guji Zone, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: NT $550/16 ounces

Review Date: August 2017

Agtron: 58/80

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Floral-toned, chocolaty. Fine musk, strawberry guava, dark chocolate, honey, oak in aroma and cup. Juicy, savory-tart acidity; syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. All the notes from the cup carry into a finish both flavor-laden and 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 wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying). 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 sumptuous washed Ethiopia cup with absorbing and intricate floral, fruit and chocolate notes throughout.