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Kakalove Cafe

Kenya Kirinyaga Mukangu AB

Location: Chia-Yi, Taiwan

Origin: Kirinyaga District, south-central Kenya

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: NT $650/16 ounces

Review Date: November 2017

Agtron: 54/76

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Crisply sweet-savory. Lavender, roasted cacao nib, strawberry guava, hazelnut, toasted barley in aroma and cup. Sweetly floral structure with savory undertones; crisp, velvety mouthfeel. The cocoa-toned finish leads with spicy florals and tropical fruit in the short, grounded by pleasing notes of toasted barley in the long.

Notes:

Produced from trees of the admired SL-28 and SL-34. Despite grower discontent and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands, Kenya continues to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive 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 Kenya that covers all the bases: sweet-tart fruit, savory depth, spicy florals and cocoa.

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