Caffe Ladro (Taiwan)
Espresso Gold Label
|Roaster Location:||Taoyuan City, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed|
|Est. Price:||NT $520/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2012|
Blind Assessment: Buttery caramel, gently pungent cedar, baker's chocolate and a slight, pineapple-like tartness in aroma and small cup. Full, syrupy mouthfeel; the chocolate note in particular sweetens and lingers in a long, deep finish. Delicate in two parts milk; caramelly chocolate and a continued hint of pineapple-like fruit.
Notes: Caffè Ladro, established in 2001, is a well-established Taiwanese specialty roaster and coffee equipment vendor. For more information, visit www.ladrocafe.com.
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy big-bodied, quietly nuanced straight shots and delicate, balanced short milk drinks.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2012 tasting report: Coffees of Taiwan