|Roaster Location:||Chia-Yi, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Colombia; Guatemala; Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||NT $165/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||July 2019|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Bittersweet, gently roast-toned, chocolaty. Chocolate fudge, roasted hazelnut, green apple, molasses, singed cedar in aroma and small cup. Silky-smooth mouthfeel; crisp, richly drying finish. Reads like a classic Italian espresso in three parts milk, bitter and sweet in equal parts, balanced and harmonious with a hint of roast throughout.
Notes: This coffee tied for the highest rating in a tasting of “classic” espresso blends from Taiwanese roasters for Coffee Review’s June 2019 report. A blend comprised of wash-processed coffees from Tolima, Colombia, Acatenango, Guatemala, and Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia. 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: Suggests traditional Italian-style espresso, bittersweet and accessible, with especially pretty chocolate notes.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2019 tasting report: Exploring "Classic" Espresso Blends: Taiwan Roasters