|Roaster Location:||Chia-Yi, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Marcala growing region, La Paz Department, Honduras|
|Est. Price:||NT $500/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2017|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Deeply expressed dark chocolate, magnolia-like flowers, grapefruit zest, date, cedar in aroma and small cup. Lean, though very smooth mouthfeel; chocolate-toned finish with hints of cedar. The chocolate deepens in three parts milk, enlivened by continued suggestions of magnolia and grapefruit.
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 Catuai variety of Arabica and processed by the honey method, which means that the outer skin of the coffee fruit is removed as it is in the wet or “washed” process, but at least some of the sticky fruit residue is allowed to dry on the bean and later removed by machine along with the parchment skin. 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 : A solid single-origin Central America espresso, chocolate-toned throughout, with pretty floral and citrus zest grace notes.