Simon Hsieh’s Aroma Roast Coffees
Ethiopia Natural “Phoenix”
|Roaster Location:||Taoyuan City, Taiwan|
|Est. Price:||NT $1,400/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2019|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Sweetly tart, fruit-toned and floral. Pomegranate, narcissus, sandalwood, molasses, an intriguing hint of cayenne in aroma and small cup. Plush, syrupy mouthfeel; resonant, flavor-saturated finish. Three parts milk tempers and rounds the tart fruit notes, while florals remain deep and pungent.
Notes: A special microlot produced under the direction of Simon Hsieh. In addition to his retail roasting operation, Aroma Roast Coffees, Simon Hsieh also operates Soaring Phoenix Trading, a business focused on purpose-built commercial espresso blends and high quality single-origin coffees. Customers can also visit the new showroom, Chateau Andy, in Taipei City. Visit www.facebook.com/4ArtsZeroDefectCoffees or call 886-0983-749876 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A bright, cleanly fruit-toned Ethiopia espresso with big florals balanced by spice suggestions; especially pretty mouthfeel.