|Roaster Location:||Chia-Yi, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Antioquia Department, Colombia|
|Est. Price:||NT $310/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||February 2021|
Blind Assessment: Opulent, richly sweet-tart-savory. Black currant jam, dark chocolate fudge, cherry blossom, toasted pecan, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned with tart-savory underpinnings; elegant, balanced, high-toned acidity. Deeply chocolaty and fruit-toned in the finish.
Notes: This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of single-farm coffees from Colombia for Coffee Review’s February 2021 report. Produced at Finca La Colombia entirely of the Caturra variety of Arabica and processed by the anaerobic natural method (whole fruit subject to oxygen-restricted fermentation before drying). This coffee is both Rainforest Alliance- and organic-certified. 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: A rich, complex, decadently sweet cup processed by an unusual anaerobic natural fermentation method. Jammy, chocolaty, floral.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2021 tasting report: Colombia Coffee 2021: Best of Both Worlds or Identity Crisis?