|Roaster Location:||Chia-Yi, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Fraijanes, central Guatemala|
|Est. Price:||NT $260/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2021|
Blind Assessment: Cocoa-and spice-toned. Cocoa powder, black cherry, fresh-cut oak, pistachio, baking spices in aroma and cup. Sweet structure with balanced acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is nutty and cocoa-driven, supported by notes of black cherry and oak.
Notes: Produced by Omar Pimentel of Finca El Principito entirely of the Yellow Catuai variety of Arabica, and processed by the washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed before beans are dried). Kakalove Cafe 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: A harmonious washed Guatemala with pleasing notes of cocoa, dark stone fruit and a mélange of baking spices.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2021 tasting report: Tradition, Diversity & Measured Innovation Elevate Guatemala Coffees