Mellow Coffee & Tea
|Roaster Location:||Taipei, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Brazil; Panama; Mexico; Costa Rica; Guatemala.|
|Est. Price:||NT $600/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||May 2015|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Both co-taster Ethan Hill (92) and Ken (92) were impressed with deep, pungent aromatic wood notes (sandalwood, cedar) and rich fig and date suggestions. Ken found further complication: musky flowers and chocolate. Ethan felt that the low-toned richness turned rather barley-like in the finish, though for Ken it remained chocolaty. Both were impressed by the blend in three parts milk; for Ken it displayed a “flower-nuanced cocoa and cedar.”
Notes: This distinguished espresso is a five-component blend. Mellow is a café and nano-roastery located in Taipei, Taiwan that serves quality foods and superb coffee in a comfortable setting. Email [email protected] or call 886-2-2257-3961 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: A very slightly darkish roast develops pleasing savory-sweet depth and resonance. Lovers of stouts, porters and oaky red wines may particularly enjoy this blend.
This review originally appeared in the May, 2015 tasting report: Open Source Espresso Blends