Simon Hsieh’s Aroma Roast Coffees
Burundi Washed “Crystal”
|Roaster Location:||Taoyuan City, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Buyenzi, Katanga, Burundi|
|Est. Price:||NT $900/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2019|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Quietly perfumed, richly dry and tart. Scorched cedar, baking chocolate, dried mulberry, wisteria, almond paste in aroma and small cup. Crisp, lightly satiny mouthfeel. The finish is sweetly roast-toned and redolent with aromatic cedar notes. Rich cocoa and delicate florals animate the roast-toned milk shot.
Notes: Comprised entirely of the Bourbon variety of Arabica. Burundi is a small, landlocked country in the Great Lakes region of Central Africa. Benefiting from ideal growing conditions and large plantings of local strains of the heirloom Bourbon variety of Arabica, Burundi coffees have developed an excellent and growing reputation. In addition to his retail roasting operation, Aroma Roast Coffees, Simon Hsieh also operates Soaring Phoenix Trading, a business focused on purpose-built commercial espresso blends and high quality single-origin coffees. Customers can also visit the new showroom, Chateau Andy, in Taipei City. Visit www.facebook.com/4ArtsZeroDefectCoffees or call 886-0983-749876 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A pleasingly tart, invigorating espresso with attractive floral and dry chocolate notes, perhaps best enjoyed as a straight shot or short Americano.