|Roaster Location:||Taoyuan City, Taiwan|
|Review Date:||December 2009|
Blind Assessment: Deep and penetrating floral aroma: orangy sweetness and blackberries. Gentle acidity, smooth mouthfeel, and an intense, flavor-saturated character in the cup: classic black currant notes mingle forcefully with the concentrated sweetness of dried berries and flowers. Long, intensely sweet finish with the flavor notes delicately lingering and softening toward a fruit-toned chocolate.
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 www.facebook.com/4ArtsZeroDefectCoffees or call 886-0983-749876 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: An exceptional example of the Kenya profile, with pronounced classic black currant character.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2009 tasting report: Best (or Should-Be-Best) Selling Single Origins 2009