HWC Roasters

Espresso Blend No. 10

Location: Taichung, Taiwan

Origin: Not disclosed

Roast: Medium-Dark

Est. Price: NT $380/450 grams

Review Date: September 2019

Agtron: 42/49

Aroma: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 7

Aftertaste: 7

With Milk: 8

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Smoky, chocolate-toned. Cocoa, salted raisin, crimson lily, smoke in aroma and small cup. Heavyish though velvety mouthfeel; sweetly salty, smoky finish with a chocolate throughline. In three-parts milk, bittersweet cocoa and salted fruit resonate clearly.


A blend of wash-processed coffees from Central America. HWC Roasters is a specialty coffee roaster based in Taichung, Taiwan. For more information, visit www.hwcroasters.com.

The Bottom Line: For those who prefer a darker-roasted espresso, this unapologetically smoke-forward and chocolaty cup offers an accessible profile.

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