Simon Hsieh's Aroma Roast Coffees

Rwanda Silverback Espresso

Location: Taoyuan City, Taiwan

Origin: Rwanda.

Roast: Medium-Dark

Est. Price: NT $1,200/16 ounces

Review Date: September 2015

Agtron: 43/52

Aroma: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Distinctive but extraordinarily complete and balanced in structure. Dark chocolate, black cherry, violet, oak in aroma and small cup. Full, nectar-like mouthfeel; sweet, violet-toned finish. Big, rich presence in three parts milk: floral chocolate and a buttery nut note.


This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 8 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2015. In addition to his retail roasting operation, Aroma Roast Coffees, Simon Hsieh also operates Soaring Phoenix Trading, a business focused on purposed-built commercial espresso blends and high quality single-origin coffees. Visit www.facebook.com/4ArtsZeroDefectCoffees or call 886-0983-749876 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: An espresso both classic in structure and distinctively Central African in its sweet, floral- and berry-toned pungency.

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