Kakalove Cafe

Colombia La Palma and El Tucan Espresso

Location: Chia-Yi, Taiwan

Origin: Cundinamarca Department, central Colombia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: NT $500/16 ounces

Review Date: May 2017

Agtron: 51/72

Aroma: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Richly and roundly bright; chocolaty and floral. Guava, tangerine, dark chocolate, sandalwood, lily in aroma and small cup. Smooth, silky-satiny mouthfeel; dry though flavor-saturated finish. Flowers, sweetly tart fruit and chocolate all carry with rich authority into three parts milk.


This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 15 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2017. Produced by Olga Beltran of La Palma & El Tucan, an innovative, quality- and sustainability-focused Colombia producer. 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 kahiyuho@gmail.com for more information.

The Bottom Line: A bright yet lush straight shot that expresses its complexity with particular conviction in cappuccino-sized milk.

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