Kakalove Cafe

Honduras La Lesquinada Washed

Location: Chia-Yi, Taiwan

Origin: Copan, Honduras

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: NT $500/16 ounces

Review Date: December 2017

Agtron: 55/79

Aroma: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Bright, zesty-sweet. Baker’s chocolate, lemon zest, black cherry, fresh-cut fir, narcissus in aroma and small cup. Crisp, velvety mouthfeel; balanced, sweetly tart finish. In three-parts milk the coffee particularly impresses: rich chocolate harmoniously envelops tart fruit and sweet floral notes.


Honduras, until recently a largely overlooked Central American coffee origin, has been producing increasing volumes of fine coffee over the past decade. Produced entirely from trees of the Paraneima variety of Arabica; a wet-processed or “washed” coffee, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. 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: Makes a particularly appealing espresso in cappuccino-scaled milk: chocolaty, with intense fruit and floral complication.

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