|Roaster Location:||Taoyuan City, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Ethiopia; Kenya|
|Est. Price:||NT $200/227 grams|
|Review Date:||December 2019|
Blind Assessment: Delicate, high-toned, crisply sweet. Red currant, blackberry, cedar, cocoa nib, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet structure with lively, vibrant acidity; crisp yet velvety mouthfeel. The finish leads with notes of red currant and blackberry in the short, with cocoa nib and cedar resurfacing in the long.
Notes: This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a tasting of holiday blends for Coffee Review‘s December 2019 tasting report. A blend comprised of three coffees: a natural-process Ethiopia, a washed-process Ethiopia, and a washed-process Kenya. Lucky Café is a Taiwan-based specialty roaster and cafe. Visit https://shopee.tw/product/7703556/3404537564/ for more information.
The Bottom Line: A complex, layered coffee with both classic Kenya (red currant) and Ethiopia (berry, cocoa) leanings.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2019 tasting report: 2019 Holiday Coffees: Celebratory Blends That Elevate the Ordinary