Simon Hsieh's Aroma Roast Coffees
Kenya AA Top Single Origin Espresso
|Roaster Location:||Taoyuan City, Taiwan.|
|Coffee Origin:||Central Kenya.|
|Est. Price:||NT$1400/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||February 2012|
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.
Notes: 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
Who Should Drink It: Impressive complexity and completeness in a single-origin espresso, both as straight shot and in milk.