Espresso Review - Roar of Kenya Espresso by Simon Hsieh
  • Simon Hsieh's Aroma Roast Coffees

    Taoyuan City, Taiwan
  • Roar of Kenya

Roast: Medium Review Date: February 2013
Origin: Central Kenya. Price: NTD $1,400/16 ounces

Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. In the straight shot complex floral notes ranging from lavender to lily, honey, fresh-cut cedar, vanilla-toned dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is medium in weight and lightly syrupy in texture; the finish sweet and resonantly persistent. Preserves character in two parts milk with a zesty orange-toned chocolate and a continuing hint of flowers.

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

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy distinctive single-origin profiles that have been rounded and deepened but not tamed for use in espresso applications. Maintains individuality even in short milk.


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