Kakalove Cafe

Guatemala Finca Cappuccino “Echo-Lot” Espresso

Location: Chia-Yi, Taiwan

Origin: Cobán region, Alta Verapaz Department, Guatemala

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: NT $450/16 ounces

Review Date: March 2017

Agtron: 50/74

Aroma: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Deeply floral, chocolate-toned. Wisteria-like flowers, ripe passion fruit, dark chocolate, blood orange zest, frankincense in aroma and small cup. Lively, silky-smooth mouthfeel; resonant, flavor-saturated finish. In three parts milk, the floral and chocolate notes are particularly amplified in harmonious balance.


This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 11 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2017. 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 deeply rich, sweet-tart shot, driven by floral and dark chocolate; lush and inviting in milk.

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