Kakalove Cafe

Ethiopia Guji Natural Dasaya

Location: Chia-Yi, Taiwan

Origin: Guji Zone, Oromia Region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: NT $300/8 ounces

Review Date: December 2018

Agtron: 57/79

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Elegantly fruit-toned, chocolaty. Dark chocolate, dried fig, oak, narcissus-like flowers, molasses in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet structure with balanced, vibrant acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to notes of dried fig and molasses supported by a rich dark chocolate.


Southern Ethiopia coffees like this one are largely produced from distinctive indigenous Ethiopian varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. This is a dry-processed or “natural” version, 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. Kakalove Café is a nano-roaster located in the small city of Chia-Yi in Taiwan that strives to procure and roast the finest quality coffee. Visit www.kakalovecafe.com.tw or email kahiyuho@gmail.com for more information.

The Bottom Line: A cleanly and seductively fruit-forward, richly chocolate-toned natural-processed Ethiopia cup.

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