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GreenAlives

Espresso Blend Spring 15

Location: New Taipei City, Taiwan

Origin: Ethiopia; Sumatra; Central America.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: NT$290/8 ounces

Review Date: January 2015

Agtron: 48/54

Aroma: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Crisp, sweetly pungent, quietly complex. Dark chocolate, tangerine, rich-toned cedar, lily-like flowers in aroma and small cup. Full, syrupy mouthfeel; crisp finish. Fills out three parts milk nicely, with fat mouthfeel and good persistence of chocolate, cedar and tangerine notes.

Notes:

This is a seasonal blend. The Ethiopia Yirgacheffe component of the blend is a dry-processed or “natural” coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. GreenAlives is a Taiwan small-batch roasting company located in the Taishan District of New Taipei City that pursues quality in every act of coffee production from green coffee selection through storage, roasting and educating customers in optimum brewing practice. Visit www.greenalives.com or call +886-0921-884-579 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A fine all-around espresso: deep, balanced and complex as a straight shot with impressive presence in milk.

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