Small Eyes Cafe
Cate Natural G5
|Roaster Location:||Yilan, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Jimma growing region, southern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||NT $200/200 grams|
|Review Date:||November 2019|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Bright, sweetly tart, cleanly fruit-forward. Raspberry, chocolate fudge, sandalwood, narcissus, almond butter in aroma and small cup. Full, syrupy mouthfeel, resonant, flavor-saturated finish. In cappuccino scaled milk, this attractive natural-processed coffee reads like trifle dessert: raspberry with dark chocolate.
Notes: Southern Ethiopia coffees like this one are largely produced from distinctive indigenous Ethiopian varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. This is a dry-processed or “natural” version, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. Small Eyes Café is a small, family-owned coffee shop in Yilan, Taiwan, specializing in artisanally roasted specialty coffee and homemade desserts. Visit https://www.facebook.com/Smalleyescafe for more information.
The Bottom Line: An exceptionally balanced and cleanly fruit-toned natural-processed Ethiopia with distinct berry and chocolate tones and a particularly syrupy mouthfeel.