|Roaster Location:||Chia-Yi, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Guatemala; Colombia; Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||NT $210/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||August 2021|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Complex, multilayered, cerebral. Dark chocolate, petrichor, ripe pluot, tiger lily, pink peppercorn in aroma and small cup. Lush, syrupy mouthfeel; crisp, rich-toned finish. Layers of aroma and flavor in three parts milk, from sweet pluot and dark chocolate to spice-toned tiger lily and pink peppercorn in the finish.
Notes: A blend of three coffees — a washed Guatemala, a washed Colombia, and a natural-processed Ethiopia — roasted for espresso. 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: Heady, nuanced, deep — the shot in milk, in particular, is enchantingly sweet, enigmatically savory, integrated and harmonious.
This review originally appeared in the August, 2021 tasting report: Darker-Roasted Espresso Blends: Variations On A Classic Theme