Simon Hsieh's Aroma Roast Coffees

Colombia Special Process Microlot 511 “Memory Orchard” Espresso

Location: Taoyuan City, Taiwan

Origin: Colombia

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: NT $2,000/16 ounces

Review Date: May 2015

Agtron: 47/56

Aroma: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Sweet, deep, balanced. Dark chocolate, grapefruit, fresh-cut cedar, crisp flowers – lavender, freesia – in aroma and small cup. Heavy, syrupy, almost chewy mouthfeel; dark chocolate and cedar in a rich though drying finish. Strong presence in three parts milk: dark chocolate, cedar, flowers, anise.


In addition to his retail roasting operation Aroma Roast Coffees, Simon Hsieh also operates Soaring Phoenix Trading, a business focused on purposed-built commercial espresso blends and high quality single-origin coffees. Visit www.facebook.com/4ArtsZeroDefectCoffees or call 886-0983-749876 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A classic espresso on steroids: big, syrupy, complex.

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