Lab 146

Holiday Blend

Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Origin: Guatemala; Ethiopia.

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $25.00/8 ounces

Review Date: December 2015

Agtron: 66/82

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 10

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Vivaciously sweet and spicy. Dried fig, lemon zest, rose-like flowers and roasted cocoa nib in aroma and cup. Bright, juicy acidity; lightly silky mouthfeel. Spice-toned sweetness carries deep into a resonant finish.


A blend of two exceptional coffees: an auction lot of the big-beaned Pacamara variety from the celebrated Guatemala farm El Injerto and a dried-in-the-fruit or “natural” lot of Ethiopia Yirgacheffe from the admired exporter/importer Ninety Plus. Lab 146 is a specialty coffee shop in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, with a newly opened branch in the city library. Call +886-72-85-3303 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who value an envelopingly sweet and spicy, resonantly deep cup.

This review originally appeared in the December, 2015 tasting report: Holiday Coffees 2015

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