|Roaster Location:||Chia-Yi, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Chiriqui, Boquete growing region, western Panama|
|Est. Price:||NT $750/4 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2020|
Blind Assessment: Harmoniously sweet-tart-savory. Dark chocolate, pomegranate, shiitake mushroom, jasmine, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with vibrant, high-toned acidity; full, syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The finish is a sweet-savory duet of dark chocolate and shiitake mushroom notes.
Notes: Produced from trees of the Geisha variety of arabica and processed by the carbonic maceration natural method, which usually involves fermenting whole fruit inside a sealed container that has been flushed with CO2. Kakalove Café is a nano-roaster located in the small city of Chia-Yi in Taiwan that strives to procure and roast the finest quality coffee. Visit www.kakalovecafe.com.tw or email [email protected] for more information.
The Bottom Line: An inviting, enigmatic Panama cup, experimentally processed, that rewards with umami richness as well as classic sweet-tart impulses.