Small Eyes Cafe
|Roaster Location:||Yilan, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Santa Barbara, Honduras|
|Est. Price:||NT $330/200 grams|
|Review Date:||September 2020|
Blind Assessment: Crisply sweet, nut-toned, richly floral. Almond butter, lilac, lemon verbena, red apple, oak in aroma and cup. Sweet structure with soft, round acidity; very full, syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. Lemon verbena supports the resonantly nut-toned finish.
Notes: This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of washed-process coffees from Central America and Mexico for Coffee Review’s September 2020 report. Produced at Finca San Vicente entirely of trees of the Catuai, Pacas and Lempira varieties of Arabica. Small Eyes Café is a small, family-owned coffee shop in Yilan, Taiwan, specializing in artisanally roasted specialty coffee and homemade desserts. Visit https://www.facebook.com/Smalleyescafe for more information.
The Bottom Line: A pretty Honduras cup with deeply sweet nut tones, delicate florals and citrusy herb notes.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2020 tasting report: The Fate of a Classic: Washed Central America Coffees