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Kakalove Cafe

Guatemala Finca Cappuccino “Echo-Lot” Espresso

Location: Chia-Yi, Taiwan

Origin: Cobán region, Alta Verapaz Department, Guatemala

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: NT $450/16 ounces

Review Date: March 2017

Agtron: 50/74

Aroma: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Deeply floral, chocolate-toned. Wisteria-like flowers, ripe passion fruit, dark chocolate, blood orange zest, frankincense in aroma and small cup. Lively, silky-smooth mouthfeel; resonant, flavor-saturated finish. In three parts milk, the floral and chocolate notes are particularly amplified in harmonious balance.

Notes:

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 deeply rich, sweet-tart shot, driven by floral and dark chocolate; lush and inviting in milk.