Kakalove Cafe

Ethiopia Kochere Debo Washed Gellana

Location: Chia-Yi, Taiwan

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: NT $550/16 ounces

Review Date: September 2018

Agtron: 57/83

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Delicately rich, crisply sweet. Star jasmine, lemon zest, peach, sandalwood, almond in aroma and cup. Roundly and sweetly tart in structure; lightly silky in mouthfeel. Lemon, peach and sandalwood in particular carry into a long finish, deeply layered finish.


Yirgacheffe is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Yirgacheffe coffees like this one processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying) typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity with a particular emphasis on floral notes. Almost all Yirgacheffe coffees are produced by villagers on small, garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. 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: An intricately classic expression of the great Yirgacheffe wet-processed type, lemony and floral with a fragrant sandalwood base.

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