|Roaster Location:||Yilan, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Mercedes Sur, Turrubares, San José Province, Costa Rica|
|Est. Price:||NT $600/200 grams|
|Review Date:||July 2022|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Richly aromatic, fruity, spice-toned. Baking spices, pineapple, dark chocolate, cedar, apple cider in aroma and small cup. Crisp, velvety mouthfeel; spice-toned, fruity finish. In three parts milk, suggests a pineapple milkshake.
Notes: Produced at San Gabriel Farm, from trees of the Caturra and Catuai varieties of Arabica, and processed by the anaerobic honey method (beans, skin removed, are fermented in a hermetically sealed container before drying). Cinnamon and pineapple also were added to the tank during fermentation. GK Coffee is a nano-roastery in Yilan, Taiwan that offers both retail and wholesale coffee. For more information, visit www.gkcoffee.com.tw or email [email protected]
The Bottom Line: An unusual Costa Rica espresso, anaerobically processed with the addition of pineapple and cinnamon during fermentation, resulting in an amped-up fruit-and-spice dominated shot.