|Roaster Location:||Kalehe, South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Coffee Origin:||Kalehe, South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Est. Price:||NT $520/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2017|
Blind Assessment: Crisply sweet, spice-toned. Red currant, black peppercorn, magnolia, dark chocolate, grapefruit zest in aroma and cup. Round, gentle acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidates to cocoa-toned florals and spice notes redolent of black peppercorn.
Notes: Produced entirely from trees of the Bourbon variety of Arabica by family-owned farms around Virunga Coffee, which began collaborating with cooperatives in 2011 to improve the quality of coffee production in the region. This is a wet-processed or “washed” coffee, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. 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: Chocolate, flower and black pepper notes carry pleasingly through this sweetly rich Congo cup.