|Roaster Location:||Kaohsiung, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Guatemala; Ethiopia.|
|Est. Price:||$25.00/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2015|
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.
Notes: 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