|Roaster Location:||Chia-Yi, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Guji Zone, Oromia region, southern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||NT $210/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||April 2021|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Cleanly fruit-toned, deep, complex. Pomegranate, narcissus, lemon-thyme, chocolate fudge, sandalwood in aroma and small cup. Creamy mouthfeel; richly chocolaty finish with undertones of sandalwood. The milk shot is chocolaty through and through, fudge-like in its depth, complicated by sweet-tart pomegranate notes.
Notes: Southern Ethiopia coffees like this one are largely produced from distinctive traditional Ethiopian landrace 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: A single-origin, natural-processed Ethiopia espresso with a lush sweet-tartness and a deep chocolaty throughline.