Dory Coffee Roasters
Guatemala-Ethiopia Espresso Blend
|Roaster Location:||Taipei, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Ethiopia; Guatemala|
|Est. Price:||NT $400/225 grams|
|Review Date:||July 2019|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Bright, floral, sweetly herbaceous. Tangerine zest, lemon verbena, dark chocolate, narcissus-like flowers, sandalwood in aroma and small cup. Crisp, satiny mouthfeel; resonant finish consolidates to narcissus and sandalwood. In cappuccino-scaled milk, this coffee is driven by deep florals and rich aromatic wood notes, with a base of dark chocolate.
Notes: This coffee tied for the highest rating in a tasting of “classic” espresso blends from Taiwanese roasters for Coffee Review’s June 2019 report. A blend of washed and natural-processed Ethiopia coffees (Yirgacheffe and Sidamo, respectively) and a washed Guatemala Huehuetenango. Dory Coffee Roasters is a Taipei-based nano-roaster of specialty coffee. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/dorycoffee99/.
The Bottom Line : A “classic” third-wave espresso that presents bittersweet citrus, rich floral and lemony herb notes, all rounded by chocolate throughout.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2019 tasting report: Exploring "Classic" Espresso Blends: Taiwan Roasters