|Roaster Location:||Taoyuan, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Nyeri growing region, south-central Kenya|
|Est. Price:||NT $900/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2020|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Richly chocolaty and floral-toned. Chocolate fudge, narcissus, molasses, sandalwood, dried red currant in aroma and small cup. Creamy-smooth mouthfeel; resonant, flavor-saturated finish. Lyrically sweet in three parts milk, with deep-toned notes of chocolate fudge and narcissus into the long.
Notes: This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 11 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2020. Produced from trees of the admired SL-28 and SL-34 varieties of Arabica. In addition to his retail roasting operation, Aroma Roast Coffees, Simon Hsieh also operates Soaring Phoenix Trading, a business focused on purpose-built commercial espresso blends and high-quality single-origin coffees. Customers can also visit the new showroom, Chateau Andy, in Taipei City. Visit www.facebook.com/4ArtsZeroDefectCoffees or call 886-0983-749876 for more information.
The Bottom Line: All chocolate and flowers: A single-origin Kenya, roasted rather dark, carried by extraordinarily deep chocolate notes juxtaposed with seemingly infinite narcissus-like florals.