|Roaster Location:||Chia-Yi, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Copey District, Costa Rica|
|Est. Price:||NT $300/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||August 2021|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Delicately fruit-toned, floral and lively. Lilac, dried Bing cherry, sandalwood, macadamia nut, wild honey in aroma and small cup. Full, syrupy mouthfeel; delicate, long finish. Lilac and Bing cherry notes deepen in three parts milk, balanced by creamy macadamia nut and wild honey; hints of sandalwood hover in the background.
Notes: Processed by the red honey method, meaning that some fruit flesh or “honey” was allowed to adhere to the beans during 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: A complex, deeply nuanced red honey espresso from Costa Rica with bright fruit and floral notes juxtaposed with subtle, integrated sandalwood impulses.