|Roaster Location:||Chia-Yi, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Santa Barbara Department, Honduras|
|Est. Price:||NT $275/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2022|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Balanced, deep, richly floral- and fruit-toned. Hyacinth, mulberry, cocoa nib, almond butter, lemon-thyme in aroma and small cup. Crisp, syrupy mouthfeel; berry-driven, nutty finish. Harmonious and integrated in cappuccino-scaled milk, with berry and floral notes dancing at the top.
Notes: Produced by smallholding farmers entirely of the Pacas variety of Arabica, and processed by the natural method (dried in the whole fruit) at San Vicente Washing Station. 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: An elegant, bright, balanced Pacas natural espresso that is as compelling in the straight shot as it is in milk. A unique Honduras profile.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2022 tasting report: Fruit Bombs Are the Point: Natural-Processed Espressos Defy Convention