Black Bar Cafe
Black Bar Espresso
|Roaster Location:||Taipei City, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Est. Price:||NT$500/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||February 2012|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Deep and balanced aromatics that suggest tart green apple, sweet plum with jasmine-like flowers that follow into the small cup and comingle with cocoa powder, citrus zest, walnut and a spicy note that is reminiscent of cinnamon or ginger. Leanish mouthfeel with a slightly syrupy edge. Cocoa powder turns to a bakers chocolate and the spicy note transforms into cedar-like aromatic wood in a dry finish. Nicely balanced in two-thirds milk; bakers chocolate persists while the steamed milk adds a sweet nuttiness.
Notes: Owned by Jeff Chang, Black Bar Café is a small franchise located in Taipei City with two locations that specializes in breakfast, light lunches and espresso drinks. Call 886-(0)937-851-422 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: A versatile espresso that shines on its own and can compliment even larger sized milk drinks.