Big Nose Cafe
|Roaster Location:||Hsinchu City, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Panama; Sidamo and Yirgacheffe growing regions, southern Ethiopia; Bolivia; Brazil.|
|Est. Price:||NT $520/225 grams|
|Review Date:||May 2015|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Lush tropical fruit and tart berry dominates with a chocolaty depth that for co-taster Ethan Hill (94) evoked “chocolate-covered raisin and tropical fruit.” Ken (94) for his part cited cleanly sweet alcohol suggestions (“fruity cabernet”), and both remarked on a sweetly tart pineapple top note that carried throughout the profile. For both tasters the mouthfeel was “plush [and] velvety,” the finish a bit drying but still saturated with the fruit and chocolate suggestions. In three parts milk the fruit and chocolate rounded but persisted with satisfying continuity.
Notes: Bignose Café is a quality-focused nano-roaster based in Hsinchu city, Taiwan since 2012. Bignose customizes the roast to customer preference, hand picks out any defective beans, and roasts the day of the order. Visit www.facebook.com/BigNoseCafe or call 886-3-5350609 for more information.
Who Should Drink It : A crowd-pleasing, complete espresso.
This review originally appeared in the May, 2015 tasting report: Open Source Espresso Blends