|Roaster Location:||Chia-Yi, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Sidama Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||NT $290/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2021|
Blind Assessment: Lyrically sweet, intriguing tart, complexly savory. Mulberry, sage, bergamot, frankincense, apple blossom in aroma and cup. High-toned structure with delicately bright, multi-layered acidity; very viscous, plush mouthfeel. Resonant, flavor-laden finish, long and confident.
Notes: Sidama (also Sidamo) is an admired growing region in southern Ethiopia. Sidama coffees are largely produced from distinctive landrace varieties of Arabica long grown there. Processed by the washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed from the beans before they are dried). 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 [email protected] for more information.
The Bottom Line: A nuanced, complex, uniquely composed washed Ethiopia cup offering it all: sweet elegance, playful tartness, rich depth.