|Roaster Location:||Taoyuan City, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||NT $1500/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||January 2017|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Crisp, deeply sweet, complex. Sandalwood, lychee, orange zest, narcissus, cumin in aroma and small cup. Full, creamy mouthfeel; floral-toned, chocolaty finish. Elegantly rich in three parts milk: sandalwood and lychee in the short finish and cocoa-toned floral notes with a hint of spice in the long.
Notes: Southern Ethiopia coffees like this one are produced from distinctive Ethiopian 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. 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. Visit www.facebook.com/4ArtsZeroDefectCoffees or call 886-0983-749876 for more information.
The Bottom Line: Invitingly rich and balanced as a straight shot; deeply chocolaty with floral notes as cappuccino.