|Roaster Location:||Chia-Yi, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Copan, Honduras|
|Est. Price:||NT $500/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2017|
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.
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 [email protected] for more information.
The Bottom Line : Makes a particularly appealing espresso in cappuccino-scaled milk: chocolaty, with intense fruit and floral complication.