94

Kakalove Cafe

Kenya Nyeri Nudurutu Factory AB

Location: Chia-Yi, Taiwan

Origin: Nyeri growing region, south-central Kenya

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: NT $300/8 ounces

Review Date: December 2018

Agtron: 57/79

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Bright, richly sweet-savory. Red currant, hop flowers, fresh-cut cedar, roasted cacao nib, almond brittle in aroma and cup. Richly bittersweet structure with resonant, high-toned acidity; viscous, satiny mouthfeel. The lingering finish leads with red currant and almond brittle in the short, settling to cacao nib and hop flowers in the long.

Notes:

Despite grower discontent and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands, Kenya and its dedicated 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 Kenya that gracefully integrates sweet and savory, bright and bitter, in vibrant balance.

Comments are closed.