Reviews for Kakalove Cafe
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.
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.
Elegant, deep, sweetly savory. Jasmine, sandalwood, plum, nutella-like nut and cocoa, tangerine zest in aroma and cup. High-toned, balanced structure with citrusy acidity; syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The finish is long, resonant and flavor-saturated, carrying through on the promise of the cup.
Deeply crisp, lushly floral. Rose, almond, dark chocolate, lime zest, peppermint in aroma and cup. Tartly sweet with a clear savory edge in structure; plump, juicy mouthfeel. Finish is complex and resonant in the short, consolidating around a fading lime and mint in the long.
Delicately sweet-tart, floral-toned. Strawberry, lavender, cashew, cedar, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Lush and bittersweet in structure, animated by a vibrant, satiny-smooth acidity. The finish evokes fruit and spicy florals in the short, quieting to chocolate and nut butter in the long.
Delicately bright, deeply sweet. Red currant, roasted macadamia, myrrh, honey, dried hibiscus in aroma and cup. Balanced, high-toned, sweetly tart in structure; silky, buoyant mouthfeel. The finish is long, flavor-laden and confident, leading with notes of red fruit and tart florals in the short, followed by suggestions of honey-toned nut (think creamy macadamia) and elegantly musky myrrh.
Evaluated as espresso. Fruit-toned, sweetly tart. Raspberry jam, almond, dark chocolate, narcissus, sandalwood in aroma and small cup. Plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The crisp, chocolate-toned finish is complicated by complex, jammy notes of raspberry in the short, consolidating to dark chocolate and sandalwood in the long. In three parts milk, fruit and chocolate deepen and round.
Complexly layered, richly sweet. Ripe blueberry, sweet wood, grapefruit zest, dark chocolate, ginger flower in aroma and cup. Sweet, fruit-forward structure complicated by spicy floral notes; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The crisp, bittersweet finish centers on tart fruit and florals deepened by chocolate.
Price: NT $3200/16 ounces
High-toned, zesty, lushly floral. Deep, honeyish floral notes (lavender, tea-rose), brightly juicy guava, candied lemon, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Richly and sweetly tart in structure; plushly syrupy in mouthfeel. The finish backs off just a bit from the spectacular cup but the flowers and tart fruit in particular ring on.
Floral-toned, chocolaty. Fine musk, strawberry guava, dark chocolate, honey, oak in aroma and cup. Juicy, savory-tart acidity; syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. All the notes from the cup carry into a finish both flavor-laden and long.
Crisply sweet, spice-toned. Red currant, black peppercorn, magnolia, dark chocolate, grapefruit zest in aroma and cup. Round, gentle acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidates to cocoa-toned florals and spice notes redolent of black peppercorn.
High-toned, delicately sweet. Jasmine, blackberry, roasted cacao nib, almond butter, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Brightly tart acidity; buoyant, syrupy mouthfeel. The crisp, delicate finish consolidates to almond and cocoa notes in the short, lifted by the reemergence of sweetly tart berry tones in the long.
Crisply sweet, spice-toned. Baker’s chocolate, cinnamon, date, magnolia, pipe tobacco in aroma and cup. Briskly sweet, floral acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The gently drying finish is savory-leaning, leading with pipe tobacco notes with backgrounded hints of baker’s chocolate and hazelnut.
Price: NT $500/16 ounces
Evaluated as espresso. Richly and roundly bright; chocolaty and floral. Guava, tangerine, dark chocolate, sandalwood, lily in aroma and small cup. Smooth, silky-satiny mouthfeel; dry though flavor-saturated finish. Flowers, sweetly tart fruit and chocolate all carry with rich authority into three parts milk.
Price: NT $450/16 ounces
Evaluated as espresso. Deeply floral, chocolate-toned. Wisteria-like flowers, ripe passion fruit, dark chocolate, blood orange zest, frankincense in aroma and small cup. Lively, silky-smooth mouthfeel; resonant, flavor-saturated finish. In three parts milk, the floral and chocolate notes are particularly amplified in harmonious balance.
Delicate, deeply rich. Nougat, lemon curd, juniper, cocoa powder, dried date in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart, juicy acidity; round, satiny mouthfeel. The crisp finish consolidates around cocoa-toned date with a hint of juniper.