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Dou Zhai Coffee & Roast

Colombia Tolima Monteverde Estate Natural Wush Wush

Location: Taoyuan City, Taiwan

Origin: Tolima Department, Colombia

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: NTD $1200/225 grams

Review Date: May 2019

Agtron: 53/64

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 10

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Unorthodox but coherent and compelling. Pungent rose, fresh fennel frond, ripe cantaloupe, walnut, marshmallow in aroma and cup. Roundly sweet-savory in structure, with an impressively smooth, plush mouthfeel. Rose-like flowers prevail in a deeply rich finish.

Notes:

Produced on Monteverde Estate in Colombia by the Gilardo Gutierrez family from trees of the rare Ethiopia Wush Wush variety of Arabica. Processed by fermenting the fresh coffee fruit in an oxygen-free environment before drying it in the whole fruit. Dou Zhai Coffee is a café and roastery on a quiet lane in Taoyuan City, Taiwan, that offers a wide range of exceptional coffees. Visit www.douzhaicafe.com.tw for more information.

The Bottom Line: An extraordinary coffee, difficult to characterize in typical coffee language, yet deeply satisfying, ringing with quiet, resonant authority.

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