|Roaster Location:||Chia-Yi, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Kochere, Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia.|
|Est. Price:||$22.00/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2014|
Blind Assessment: Intense yet delicate. Chocolate, tangerine, papaya, honeysuckle, a hint of bourbon-style whisky in aroma and cup. Sweetly brisk, buoyant acidity; silky, lively mouthfeel. Floral notes in particular carry into a gently rich finish.
Notes: Yirgacheffe is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that 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, encouraging a flavor profile that is rounder and lower-toned than the more familiar wet-processed floral- and citrus-toned Yirgacheffe profile. Like virtually all Ethiopia coffees, this coffee is produced by villagers on small, garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. Reko is a small wet mill or washing station located in the Kochere region. Kakalove Café is a nano-roaster located 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.
Who Should Drink It : A fine example of the latest style of Ethiopia dried-in-the-fruit cup: the fruit delicately lush and clean, the flowers sweet and exhilarating, the whisky-like hint enlivening but discreet.