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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.

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 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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