Simon Hsieh's Aroma Roast Coffees

Kenya AA Top Single Origin Espresso

Location: Taoyuan City, Taiwan.

Origin: Central Kenya.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: NT$1400/16 ounces

Review Date: February 2012

Agtron: 47/59

Aroma: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 10

Aftertaste: 9

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Impressive range and complexity. Pungently sweet grapefruit, blackberry, rose-like flowers, fresh-cut fir in aroma and small cup. Full, buttery mouthfeel. Rich, flavor-saturated finish; a hint of astringency in the short smoothes out to cocoaish chocolate in the long. Delicate, berryish fruit and sweet milk chocolate dominate in two parts milk.


In addition to his retail roasting operation Aroma Roast Coffees, Simon Hsieh also runs Soaring Phoenix Trading, a business focused on high quality green single-origin coffees and commercial espresso blends. Visit tw.myblog.yahoo.com/Grey-Zone or call 886-0983-749876 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Impressive complexity and completeness in a single-origin espresso, both as straight shot and in milk.

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