Kakalove Cafe

Ethiopia Natural Hambela Buku

Location: Chia-Yi, Taiwan

Origin: Hambela Wamena District, Guji Zone, Oromia Region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $19.00/16 ounces

Review Date: December 2016

Agtron: 58/78

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Profoundly sweet, richly composed. Dried mulberry, myrrh, roasted cacao nib, grapefruit zest, wisteria in aroma and cup. Crisp, bright acidity; plush, velvety mouthfeel. The floral-toned finish is resonant with notes of wisteria, cocoa and myrrh.


Southern Ethiopia produces distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. This is a “natural” or dry-processed 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: An intricately layered, elegantly rich natural-processed Ethiopia cup.

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