Kakalove Cafe

Ethiopia Washed Yirgacheffe Adado

Location: Chia-Yi, Taiwan

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: NT $550/16 ounces

Review Date: November 2017

Agtron: 56/78

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Elegant, deep, sweetly savory. Jasmine, sandalwood, plum, nutella-like nut and cocoa, tangerine zest in aroma and cup. High-toned, balanced structure with citrusy acidity; syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The finish is long, resonant and flavor-saturated, carrying through on the promise of the cup.


Southern Ethiopia coffees like this one are produced from distinctive traditional Ethiopian varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Like virtually all southern Ethiopia coffees, this coffee is produced by villagers on small garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. Processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed 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 bright, lively, juicy washed Yirgacheffe coffee: classic in structure and style.

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