Reviews for Kakalove Cafe
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.
Profoundly sweet, richly composed. Dried mulberry, myrrh, roasted cacao nib, grapefruit zest, wisteria in aroma and cup. Crisp, bright acidity; plush, velvety mouthfeel. The floral-toned finish is resonant with notes of wisteria, cocoa and myrrh.
Deeply sweet, richly pungent. Dried raspberry, sandalwood, honeysuckle, vanilla, tangerine zest in aroma and cup. Quietly juicy acidity; satiny mouthfeel. The fruit-driven finish centers around dried raspberry notes in the short, which round to gentle sandalwood and vanilla in the long.
Price: $21.00/16 ounces
Delicately and sweetly pungent. Jasmine, lemon zest, roasted cacao nib, frankincense, butterscotch in aroma and cup. Vibrant, lyrical acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The short finish leads with frankincense and cocoa, rounding to butterscotch in the long.
Sweetly tart, spicy, mesmerizing. Red currant, roasted cacao nib, lantana-like flowers, thyme, pink peppercorn in aroma and cup. Balanced, juicy, sweet-tart acidity; plush mouthfeel. The resonant cocoa-toned finish begins with herb-toned red currant and ends with pink peppercorn.
Price: $19.00/16 ounces
Immaculate, complex. Mango, cinnamon, cocoa powder, white truffle, orchid-like flowers in aroma and cup. Lyrical, balanced acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The richly drying, resonant finish is compelling for its savory-umami character, leading with white truffle, then rounding to quiet cinnamon notes, with the sweet presence of orchid throughout.
Delicately and richly sweet. Cherry blossom, dried cranberry, nougat, allspice, elm in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet acidity; silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates to a spice-framed nougat in the clean, richly drying finish.
Deeply rich, subtly intricate. Lavender, roasted cacao nib, sandalwood, tangerine zest in aroma and cup. Vibrant, juicy-tart acidity; lightly satiny mouthfeel. The very long lavender-toned finish is complicated by continued suggestions of tangerine and sandalwood.
Price: NT $600/16 ounces
Lush and fruit-forward. Jasmine, blood orange, frankincense and almond butter in aroma and cup. Rich, vibrant acidity; syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The juicy finish is redolent of jasmine and almond.
Immense, intricate, sweet. Lychee, caramelized pear, lush rose, rye whiskey and hazelnut in aroma and cup. Rich, juicy acidity; buoyant, silky mouthfeel. Lychee, cacao nib and a hint of fine musk carry the long, crisp, nuanced finish.
Price: $19.25/16 ounces
Musky, rich, fruity. Red currant, lily, cocoa nib, oak in aroma and cup. Rich, crisp acidity; lively silky-smooth mouthfeel. Nuts and cocoa nib carry into the deeply resonant finish.
Delicate; lightly pungent. Fir, lemon blossom, maple syrup, gingko fruit in aroma and cup. Vibrant, juicy acidity; velvety, buoyant mouthfeel. Crisp, long finish with notes of gingko throughout.
Crisp, delicate, pure. Honey, baker’s chocolate, kumquat, almond, violet-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweetly brisk acidity; light, satiny mouthfeel. Flavor saturates a surprisingly rich, resonant finish.
Delicately but deeply complex, seductive. Jasmine, sandalwood, pineapple, papaya, crisp roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Gently lush, juicy acidity; very smooth, silky mouthfeel. Jasmine, sandalwood and a hint of bergamot last far into a sweet, resonant finish.
Price: $18.00/16 ounces
Intense, complex, sweetly pungent. Honeysuckle, tangerine, apricot and plum, spicy aromatic wood. Richly and roundly bright acidity; silky mouthfeel. Bright, mildly drying, flavor-saturated finish.
Price: $20.00/16 ounces
Soft but intense; original. Lavender, kumquat, musk, roasted cacao nib, ripe banana in aroma and cup. Rich, round acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Very sweet finish, slightly drying in the long.
Perfectly structured; pungent, juicy, deeply complex. Honey, lemon, blackberry, black cherry, intense narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Rich, balanced acidity; plush, lively mouthfeel. Honey, lemon, berry, a hint of nut-toned cacao nib carry into a long, thoroughly flavor-saturated finish.
Delicately and sweetly pungent. Ripe orange, narcissus-like flowers, roasted cacao nib, roasted pecan in aroma and cup. Gentle but vibrant acidity; lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a rather short finish.