|Roaster Location:||Yilan, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Saraguro, Loja, Ecuador|
|Est. Price:||NT $800/20 grams|
|Review Date:||October 2022|
Blind Assessment: Exceptionally balanced, high-toned. Pineapple, bergamot, cocoa nib, hazelnut, ginger flower in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with cleanly fruity, vibrant acidity; very full, richly satiny mouthfeel. Crystalline finish that carries over all the aroma and flavor notes from the cup.
Notes: This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 8 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2022. Produced by Abel Salinas Pacheco of Arashi Farm, entirely of the Typica Mejorado variety of Arabica, and processed by the traditional washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed from the beans before they are dried). 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: Complex and harmonious, intriguing and enigmatic as it unfolds, this washed Ecuador cup — which took first place in the Cup of Excellence this harvest year — is worth seeking out for its bright, confident aromatics that are born out in the rich, multi-layered cup.