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Kakalove Cafe

Kenya Kiambu Uklili AA

Location: Chia-Yi, Taiwan

Origin: Kiambu growing region, south-central Kenya

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: NT $350/8 ounces

Review Date: August 2019

Agtron: 52/68

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

High-toned, richly savory-sweet. Red currant, hop flowers, dark chocolate, oak, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Rich, savory-sweet structure with vibrant, juicy acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Resoundingly long, flavor-saturated finish.

Notes:

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 kahiyuho@gmail.com for more information.

 

The Bottom Line: A harmonious, lyrical, balanced Kenya coffee, classic in its expression of both sweet and savory impulses.

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