Simon Hsieh's Aroma Roast Coffees

Fully Washed Ethiopia Phoenix Special “Dr. Evil”

Location: Taoyuan City, Taiwan

Origin: Ethiopia

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: NT $700/8 ounces

Review Date: December 2015

Agtron: 45/57

Aroma: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Floral-toned, sweetly brisk. Dark chocolate, raspberry, lilac-like flowers, incense-like cedar in aroma and small cup. Light, silky mouthfeel; richly drying, flavor-saturated finish. Briskly complex in three-parts milk: lilac, cedar, chocolate.


Southern Ethiopia coffees like this one are produced from traditional Ethiopian varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. This example was processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying). Ethiopia coffees processed with this method typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity, with a particular emphasis on floral and cocoa notes. In addition to his retail roasting operation, Aroma Roast Coffees, Simon Hsieh also operates Soaring Phoenix Trading, a business focused on purposed-built commercial espresso blends and high quality single-origin coffees. Visit www.facebook.com/4ArtsZeroDefectCoffees or call 886-0983-749876 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who value beverages simultaneously brisk, sweet and complex.

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