|Roaster Location:||Chia-Yi, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Yirgacheffe growing region, south-central Ethiopia.|
|Est. Price:||$20.00/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||February 2015|
Blind Assessment: Soft but intense; original. Lavender, kumquat, musk, roasted cacao nib, ripe banana in aroma and cup. Rich, round acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Very sweet finish, slightly drying in the long.
Notes: Yirgacheffe is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. This is a “natural” or dry-processed version, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit, encouraging a flavor profile that is rounder and lower-toned than the more familiar wet-processed floral- and citrus-toned Yirgacheffe profile. This coffee is certified organically grown and Fair Trade certified, meaning it was purchased from one or more small-holding farmers at a “fair” or economically sustainable price. Worka is one of twenty-two primary cooperatives located in the Gedeo Zone of Southern Ethiopia organized as the Yirgacheffe Farmers Union; Alemu Tukula is a member of the Worka cooperative. Kakalove Café is a nano-roaster located 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.
Who Should Drink It : Those who enjoy a softly intricate coffee with crisp floral and cacao nib suggestions overlaying a lush, almost overripe fruit.