|Roaster Location:||Chia-Yi, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Guji Zone, Oromia Region, southern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||NT $260/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||August 2019|
Blind Assessment: Cleanly fruit-toned, deeply rich. Dried raspberry, toffee, molasses, cedar, narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with brisk acidity; creamy-smooth mouthfeel. Impressively resonant, multi-layered finish.
Notes: 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 [email protected] for more information.
The Bottom Line: An elegant natural-processed Ethiopia that is fruit-forward without a hint of ferment: crisp, clean, juicy-sweet.