|Roaster Location:||Nantou, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||San Vito, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica|
|Est. Price:||NT $500/227 grams|
|Review Date:||November 2021|
Blind Assessment: Crisply sweet-tart. Candied apple, pecan, clove, magnolia, fresh-cut fir in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with brisk acidity; very full, syrupy mouthfeel. Wood-framed, sweetly nut-toned finish.
Notes: Produced at La Abejilla Farm entirely of the Venecia variety of Arabica, and processed by the honey method, in which some sweet pulp or fruit flesh (“honey”) is allowed to adhere to the beans during drying. Desolate Cafe is a specialty roaster in Nantou, Taiwan. The shop offers coffee, homemade desserts, and other foods. For more information, visit www.desolatecoffee.com.
The Bottom Line: A crisp, balanced honey-processed Costa Rica cup with candy-like sweetness and rich aromatic wood notes.