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Simon Hsieh's Aroma Roast Coffees

The Jungle

Location: Taoyuan City, Taiwan

Origin: Costa Rica; Mexico

Roast: Medium-Dark

Est. Price: NT $1000/16 ounces

Review Date: December 2016

Agtron: 43/52

Aroma: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 10

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Deeply rich, intricately aromatic. Sandalwood, tangerine zest, baker’s chocolate, ripe plum, wisteria in aroma and small cup. Delicate, silky mouthfeel; floral-toned, zesty, slightly drying finish. Softens and blooms with vast, flavor-saturated elegance in three parts milk: chocolate, plum, flowers, more.

Notes:

In addition to his retail roasting operation, Aroma Roast Coffees, Simon Hsieh also operates Soaring Phoenix Trading, a business focused on purpose-built commercial espresso blends and high quality single-origin coffees. Visit www.facebook.com/4ArtsZeroDefectCoffees or call 886-0983-749876 for more information.

The Bottom Line: Pleasingly crisp and complex as a straight shot, but particularly impressive in cappuccino-scaled milk, where the shot blossoms vibrantly without losing complexity.

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