Kakalove Cafe

Ethiopia Natural Guji Hambela G1 Bishan Fugu

Location: Chia-Yi, Taiwan

Origin: Guji Zone, Oromia Region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: NT $650/16 ounces

Review Date: April 2019

Agtron: 51/73

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Brightly sweet, deeply pungent. Fine musk, black currant, baker’s chocolate, violet, oak in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with juicy acidity; crisp, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish consolidates around musk and currant notes with a hint of baker’s 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 rich-toned, resonant, cleanly fruity natural-processed Ethiopia cup with delicate florals and sweet musky notes throughout.

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