Bona Kafo Roastery
Ethiopia Sidamo Natural Twakok G1
|Roaster Location:||Kaohsiung, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Sidamo (also Sidama) growing region, south-central Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||NT $550/230 grams|
|Review Date:||September 2020|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Bright, juicy, sweetly tart. Pomegranate, hazelnut, cedar, freesia-like flowers, molasses in aroma and small cup. Syrupy-smooth mouthfeel; crisp, gently drying finish. Rounder and more nut-toned in three parts milk.
Notes: Southern Ethiopia coffees like this one are largely produced from distinctive indigenous Ethiopian varieties of Arabica long grown in their respective regions. 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. Bona Kafo is a Taiwan-based specialty coffee roaster. Visit www.bonakaforoastery.com.
The Bottom Line : A tale of two coffees: The straight shot is bracingly tart-leaning, while the milk shot is gentler and more nut-toned. Both display attractive aspects of this natural-processed single-origin espresso.