Reviews for Simon Hsieh’s Aroma Roast Coffees
Price: NT $1,400/8 ounces
Evaluated as espresso. Sweetly tart, fruit-toned and floral. Pomegranate, narcissus, sandalwood, molasses, an intriguing hint of cayenne in aroma and small cup. Plush, syrupy mouthfeel; resonant, flavor-saturated finish. Three parts milk tempers and rounds the tart fruit notes, while florals remain deep and pungent.
Price: NT $1,300/8 ounces
Evaluated as espresso. Attractively roast-prominent, deeply sweet and complex. Scorched cedar, baking chocolate, blackberry jam, blood orange zest, marjoram, violet-like flowers in aroma and small cup. Lightly creamy, almost fluffy mouthfeel. Finish consolidates around an herb-toned chocolate enveloped in a smoky resonance. In three parts milk, intensely sweet and aromatically vibrant, supported by a rich, smoky depth.
Price: NT $900/8 ounces
Evaluated as espresso. Quietly perfumed, richly dry and tart. Scorched cedar, baking chocolate, dried mulberry, wisteria, almond paste in aroma and small cup. Crisp, lightly satiny mouthfeel. The finish is sweetly roast-toned and redolent with aromatic cedar notes. Rich cocoa and delicate florals animate the roast-toned milk shot.
Price: NT $1,100/8 ounces
Evaluated as espresso. Charred oak, baking chocolate, calla lily, browned butter and black cherry in aroma and small cup. Crisp, lightly velvety mouthfeel; the finish consolidates to cocoa-toned black cherry. In three parts milk, calla lily-like flowers and baking chocolate are amplified, while black cherry notes resurface in the long finish.
Price: NT $1300/16 ounces
Evaluated as espresso. Intensely chocolaty, vivaciously fruit-toned. Dark chocolate, narcissus, pie cherry, molasses, sandalwood in aroma and small cup. Rich, syrupy mouthfeel. A resonant finish leads with cherry and narcissus notes in the short and sandalwood-toned chocolate in the long. In three parts milk, dark chocolate envelopes deeply stated fruit and floral notes.
Price: NT $2500/16 ounces
Evaluated as espresso. Crisply sweet-tart. Frangipane, dark chocolate, cedar, tamarind, jasmine in aroma and small cup. Crisp, velvety mouthfeel; nut-toned, richly tannic finish. In cappuccino-scaled milk, invitingly bittersweet, with notes of dark chocolate and jasmine in harmony.