HWC Roasters

Classic Nine Espresso

Location: Taichung, Taiwan

Origin: Central America

Roast: Medium-Dark

Est. Price: NT $600/450 grams

Review Date: September 2019

Agtron: 43/50

Aroma: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Roast-prominent, chocolaty, richly sweet. Scorched fir, ripe banana, bakers chocolate, wilted narcissus, allspice in aroma and small cup. Light and fluffy mouthfeel; finish consolidates to chocolate and banana with smoky undertones. In three parts milk the roast integrates nicely with deep chocolate, sweet fruit and a savory pungency.


A blend of wash-processed coffees from Central America. HWC Roasters is a specialty coffee roaster based in Taichung, Taiwan. For more information, visit www.hwcroasters.com.

The Bottom Line: An interpretation of classic espresso, with rich, smoky-toned chocolate alongside sweet fruit. Particularly pleasing in three parts milk.

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