|Roaster Location:||Taoyuan, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Yirgacheffe growing region, south-central Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||NT $850/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||January 2022|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Aromatic orchid, dark chocolate, black cherry, gently scorched sandalwood, tarragon in aroma and small cup. Creamy-smooth mouthfeel; resonant, complex, long finish. In three parts milk, floral and fruit tones harmonize with dark chocolate for a particularly complex cappuccino.
Notes: Produced by smallholding farmers from trees of the 74110 and 74112 varieties of Arabica, and processed by the washed method. In addition to his retail roasting operation, Aroma Roast Coffees, Simon Hsieh also operates Soaring Phoenix Trading, a business focused on purpose-built commercial espresso blends and high-quality single-origin coffees. Customers can also visit the new showroom, Chateau Andy, in Taipei City. Visit www.facebook.com/4ArtsZeroDefectCoffees or call 886-0983-749876 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A superb single-origin espresso. Floral- and spice-toned in the straight shot, fruit-toned in cappuccino-scaled milk, with tremendous depth and range throughout.