|Roaster Location:||Chia-Yi, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Embu County, Eastern Province Kenya|
|Est. Price:||NT $700/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2018|
|Acidity /Structure :||9|
Blind Assessment: Delicately sweet, richly savory. Red currant, butterscotch, fresh-cut cedar, tamarind, lantana-like floral notes in aroma and cup. Bright, sweet-tart structure with lively acidity; syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The short finish is flavor-saturated, consolidating in the long to notes of red currant and butterscotch.
Notes: The Gakui wet mill is part of the Gakundu Farmers Cooperative Society, which consists of four wet mills in total. Produced from trees of the admired heirloom SL28 and SL34 varieties of Arabica, as well as the hybrid Ruiru 11. Despite challenges ranging from unclear government coffee policy and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands to chronically unstable weather, the famed Kenya coffee auction system and its participating cooperatives continue to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. Kakalove Café is a nano-roaster located in the small city of Chia-Yi in Taiwan that strives to procure and roast the finest quality coffee. Visit www.kakalovecafe.com.tw or email [email protected] for more information.
The Bottom Line : A deeply sweet Kenya with classic red fruit notes and added intrigue from tangy tamarind and a citrusy floral akin to lantana.