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Jacob's Estate Musicaffe Workshop

Honey-Processed Coffee

Location: Nantou Hsien, Taiwan

Origin: Taiwan

Roast: Light

Est. Price: NT $600/8 ounces

Review Date: July 2017

Agtron: 74/93

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

Sweetly spice-toned, wood-framed. Fresh-cut fir, gardenia, peanut brittle, pink grapefruit, watermelon in aroma and cup. Gentle, fruit-toned acidity; lean, satiny mouthfeel. The gently drying finish leads with notes of watermelon and pink grapefruit, while suggestions of peanut brittle and fir carry the long.

Notes:

Jacob’s Estate is situated at an elevation of approximately 850 meters (2,800 feet) in midland Taiwan, and is surrounded by wild forests and waterways. The coffee is hand-picked and processed by the honey method, which means that the outer skin is removed as it is in the wet or “washed” process, but at least some of the sticky fruit residue is allowed to dry on the bean and later removed by machine along with the parchment skin. Musicaffe Workshop, a custom-batch roaster located in Taiwan, is the exclusive retailer of Jacob’s Estate. Through small-batch, precise roasting, Musicaffe aims to offer the perfect taste of coffee. Visit www.musicaffe.com or call 886-986-135520 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A crisply sweet, brisk cup that is wood-framed with gentle fruit and floral complications throughout.

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