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Beverage Experts

Bali Kintamani

Location: New Taipei City, Taiwan

Origin: Central Bali, Indonesia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: NT $750/16 ounces

Review Date: March 2016

Agtron: 58/78

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicately sweet. Orange zest, fir, candied walnut, faint honeysuckle and musk in aroma and cup. Round, balanced acidity; lightly satiny mouthfeel. The richly sweet finish consolidates around orange zest and walnut.

Notes:

Produced in the central highlands of the colorful island of Bali, this apparently is a honey-processed coffee, which means that the outer skin is removed as it is in the wet or “washed” process, but at least some of the sticky fruit residue is allowed to dry on the bean and is later removed by machine along with the parchment skin. Beverage Experts is a leading Taiwanese roaster.

Who Should Drink It: Anyone interested in enjoying a honey-processed version of a classic Bali coffee: exotic, layered and zesty-sweet.


This review originally appeared in the March, 2016 tasting report: Macro-Lots 2016: Everyday Coffees, High Ratings, Good Values

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