9 Bar Cafe
|Roaster Location:||Gueishan Township, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Ethiopia, Brazil, Sumatra, Guatemala, Kenya.|
|Review Date:||April 2009|
Blind Assessment: Aromatic notes of chocolate and toast, with hints of vanilla and flowers. In the small cup, a lightly syrupy body with complex flavors of berries, stone fruit, caramel, licorice and smoke and a long, mildly roasty, mildly astringent finish. Sweetens and simplifies in milk with pronounced caramel notes and hints of nut and milk chocolate.
Notes: 9 Bar Cafe is a small coffeehouse founded by Ping-Chao Chen located in Gueishan Township, Taiwan, that specializes in espresso blends, a variety of single-origin coffees and the creation of latte art. For more information, those fluent in Chinese can visit their lively blog: Visit
Who Should Drink It: A versatile espresso: complex in the straight shot and sweetly balanced in milk.