Kakalove Cafe

Ethiopia Washed Guji Dimtu Espresso

Location: Chia-Yi, Taiwan

Origin: Guji Zone, Oromia Region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Dark

Est. Price: NT $225/8 ounces

Review Date: July 2019

Agtron: 40/52

Aroma: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Richly roast-toned; floral and chocolaty. Gently scorched cedar, baker’s chocolate, narcissus-like flowers, mango, spearmint in aroma and small cup. Satiny mouthfeel; chocolate and spicy roast notes carry in a dry but lasting finish. The crisp chocolate dominates in three parts milk, with continuing hints of flowers and mango-like fruit.


Southern Ethiopia coffees like this one are largely produced from distinctive indigenous Ethiopian varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. This is a wet-processed or “washed” coffee, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. 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: A fine darker-roasted espresso; the aromatic roast notes are saturated with Ethiopia chocolate and flowers. Especially attractive in the milk shot.

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