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Simon Hsieh's Aroma Roast Coffees

Ecuador “Mama Kilya” Espresso

Location: Taoyuan City, Taiwan

Origin: Ecuador.

Roast: Medium-Dark

Est. Price: NT $2,000/16 ounces

Review Date: September 2015

Agtron: 44/50

Aroma: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Profoundly floral-toned, delicately bright. Complex flowers (lilac, lily, honeysuckle), tangerine-like citrus, cedar, nut-toned chocolate in aroma and small cup. Lightish but velvety mouthfeel; chocolate and cedar in particular carry into a clean finish. In three parts milk delicate but authoritative: very sweet citrus, chocolate, flowers.

Notes:

In addition to his retail roasting operation, Aroma Roast Coffees, Simon Hsieh also operates Soaring Phoenix Trading, a business focused on purposed-built commercial espresso blends and high quality single-origin coffees. Visit www.facebook.com/4ArtsZeroDefectCoffees or call 886-0983-749876 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Superb espresso in the newer style: bright but sweet, intricate in flavor and aroma.

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