Reviews for Kakalove Cafe
Richly sweet-tart, floral-toned. Honeysuckle, mango, sandalwood, maple syrup, almond brittle in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with juicy, high-toned acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant, flavor-saturated finish retains all of the nuance and flavor notes of the cup.
Price: NT $275/8 ounces
Evaluated as espresso. Chocolaty, floral-toned. Plumeria, baker’s chocolate, tangerine zest, fresh-cut cedar, tamarind in aroma and small cup. Crisp, syrupy mouthfeel; sweetly tart finish with notes of tamarind and baker’s chocolate. In three parts milk, rich chocolate tones provide ballast for tart tamarind, and plumeria notes elevate the whole with pervasive sweetness.
Evaluated as espresso. High-toned, richly sweet. Narcissus, dark chocolate, dried apricot, roasted hazelnut, pink grapefruit zest in aroma and small cup. Crisp, lively mouthfeel; resonant finish that consolidates to pink grapefruit zest and narcissus. In cappuccino-scaled milk, dark chocolate blooms in harmony with deep florals and hints of dried stone fruit.
Delicately rich, crisply sweet. Star jasmine, lemon zest, peach, sandalwood, almond in aroma and cup. Roundly and sweetly tart in structure; lightly silky in mouthfeel. Lemon, peach and sandalwood in particular carry into a long finish, deeply layered finish.
Evaluated as espresso. Richly floral, spice-toned. Lavender, baker’s chocolate, dried strawberry, sandalwood, lemon zest in aroma and small cup. Full, syrupy mouthfeel; dry, fruit-toned finish with hints of sandalwood. In three parts milk, chocolate notes turn toward sweet caramel and the spicy floral and dried berry notes amplify.
Spicy, earth-toned, lightly roasty. Dark chocolate, fresh-turned earth, gently scorched oak, pipe tobacco, hints of peppercorn and sweet flowers in aroma and cup. Vibrantly sweet-savory in structure. Plush, velvety mouthfeel. Chocolate in particular carries into a round, resonant finish, complicated by continued hints of tobacco, earth and flowers.
Delicately sweet, richly savory. Red currant, butterscotch, fresh-cut cedar, tamarind, lantana-like floral notes in aroma and cup. Bright, sweet-tart structure with lively acidity; syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The short finish is flavor-saturated, consolidating in the long to notes of red currant and butterscotch.
Sweetly earth-toned, spice-forward. Aromatic orchid, moist fresh-fallen leaves, cashew, cinnamon. Bing cherry in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart-structure with crisp acidity; plush, full mouthfeel. The finish is resonant and richly drying, with leading notes of aromatic orchid and cherry in the short and oak and cinnamon in the long.
Price: NT $750/16 ounces
Rich-toned, balanced, deeply sweet. Apricot, dark chocolate, hazelnut, citrusy lantana flowers, cinnamon in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet in structure with lively acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Notes of sweet-tart stone fruit carry into the long finish, supported by dark chocolate and a hint of cinnamon-like spice.
Deeply sweet, richly earth-toned. Dark chocolate, candy cap mushroom, gardenia, black cherry, grapefruit zest in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-savory-tart structure with vibrant acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The crisp, flavor-saturated finish centers around sweet fruit and floral notes and an intriguing savory inclination.
Crisp, sweetly tart. Concord grape, baker’s chocolate, cedar, musk, magnolia in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-tart in structure with juicy acidity; full, satiny mouthfeel. The resonant finish leads with fruit and floral tones, rounding to baker’s chocolate in the long.
Delicate, sweetly spice-toned. Peach blossom, hazelnut, pink peppercorn, lime zest, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart in structure with lively, balanced acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to peach blossom and hazelnut in the short, with lime zest and cedar resurfacing in the long.
Evaluated as espresso. Richly floral, chocolate-toned, sweetly tart. Wisteria, dark chocolate, tangerine zest, molasses, dried apricot in aroma and small cup. Viscous, lightly syrupy mouthfeel; crisp, cocoa-toned finish. Very floral in cappuccino-scaled milk: Notes of wisteria and dark chocolate dominate, nuanced by tangerine zest and dried apricot.
Sweetly pungent, high-toned. Dried apple, orange blossom, toffee, cedar, dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure, with juicy acidity; buoyant, silky mouthfeel. The finish is deeply sweet and resonant, with notes of orange blossom and toffee in the short, rounding to chocolate in the long.
Evaluated as espresso. Rich, deeply roast-toned. Dark-chocolate, ripe pear, scorched sandalwood, tangerine zest, honeysuckle-like flowers in aroma and small cup. Syrupy, plump mouthfeel; resonant finish is dry but alive with aromatics: dark chocolate, sandalwood, hints of flowers and tangerine. Dry but deep, chocolaty and nuanced in three parts milk.
Delicate but richly intricate. Cocoa, almond paste, lemon verbena, hints of lily and grappa-like spirits in aroma and cup. Savory-sweet and brisk, though juicy in structure. Very lightly syrupy in mouthfeel. The finish is deeply savory-sweet and crisply flavor-saturated.
Deeply and richly sweet; spice-toned. Lavender, mulberry, bay leaf, lemon zest, allspice in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with vibrant acidity; buoyant, silky mouthfeel. The long, resonant finish is laden with spice-toned floral notes and bright berry suggestions.
High-toned, richly sweet. Nectarine, apple blossom, redwood, dark chocolate, grapefruit zest in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with bright, lively acidity; crisp, velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The finish is saturated with notes of stone fruit and apple blossom in the short, with dark chocolate and a hint of grapefruit zest resurfacing in the long.
Evaluated as espresso. Deeply expressed dark chocolate, magnolia-like flowers, grapefruit zest, date, cedar in aroma and small cup. Lean, though very smooth mouthfeel; chocolate-toned finish with hints of cedar. The chocolate deepens in three parts milk, enlivened by continued suggestions of magnolia and grapefruit.
Evaluated as espresso. Bright, zesty-sweet. Baker’s chocolate, lemon zest, black cherry, fresh-cut fir, narcissus in aroma and small cup. Crisp, velvety mouthfeel; balanced, sweetly tart finish. In three-parts milk the coffee particularly impresses: rich chocolate harmoniously envelops tart fruit and sweet floral notes.