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Kakalove Cafe

Guatemala Acatenango Washed Lot 503 Espresso

Location: Chia-Yi, Taiwan

Origin: Acatenango growing region, Guatemala

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: NT $200/8 ounces

Review Date: June 2019

Agtron: 50/68

Aroma: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Cocoa-toned, deeply sweet. Cocoa powder, date, cedar, apricot, blood orange zest in aroma and small cup. Big, creamy mouthfeel; the finish is redolent of cocoa and citrus zest. In cappucino-scaled milk, cocoa tones are amplified, as are notes of stone fruit and citrus.

Notes:

Produced by Verónica Lantan Vela de Acajabon at Finca El General from trees of the Typica and Caturra varieties of Arabica. This is a wet-processed or “washed” coffee, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. Acatenango is the name of a coffee-growing municipality as well as a famous volcano overlooking the Antigua Valley of Guatemala. 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 satisfying Guatemala espresso: balanced, with notes of stone fruit and cocoa. Especially attractive in the milk shot.

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