|Roaster Location:||Chia-Yi, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Costa Rica|
|Est. Price:||NT $250/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||April 2021|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Rich-toned, bright, chocolaty. Tamarind, pink grapefruit zest, dark chocolate, hazelnut butter, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and small cup. Syrupy-smooth mouthfeel; richly bittersweet finish with notes of dark chocolate and pink grapefruit zest. In three parts milk, nut and dark chocolate notes pleasingly dominate.
Notes: Processed by the yellow honey method. With all honey processing methods, some sweet pulp or fruit flesh (“honey”) is allowed to adhere to the beans during drying. In the yellow honey variation, a thin layer of pulp is allowed to dry on the beans, more than with white honey, but less than is the case with red or black honey. 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 single-origin coffee from Costa Rica processed by the yellow honey method and roasted for espresso: high-toned, richly bittersweet, especially complex in the milk shot.