|Roaster Location:||I-Lan City, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||San Agustin growing region, Colombia.|
|Est. Price:||NT $1200/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2012|
Blind Assessment: Deep, rich, chocolaty. The chocolate is nut-toned and fudge-like and complicated by raspberry-like fruit, night flowers and a hint of pungent cedar. Gentle, juicy acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor fades slightly in the finish, but remains sweet and chocolate-toned with perhaps a deepening hint of savory.
Notes: Farmer Carlos Imbachi’s Finca Buenavista won first place in the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s Coffee of the Year competition in both 2009 and 2010. CaféTaster is an aficionado nano-roaster of the style increasingly characteristic of East Asia countries like Taiwan and Korea, roasting very high-end coffees in very small volumes for a tiny clientele of passionate coffee enthusiasts, in the process selling coffee education as much as coffee itself. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/cafetaster or email roaster Jerry Huang at [email protected]
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy the chocolate sensation at play in a complex matrix of fruit and floral nuance.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2012 tasting report: Coffees of Taiwan