|Roaster Location:||Chia-Yi, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Bungoma, Kenya|
|Est. Price:||NT $300/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||May 2020|
Blind Assessment: Paradoxically savory-deep and levitatingly bright. Passion fruit, myrrh, ginseng, wisteria, candycap mushroom in aroma and cup. Balanced sweet-tart-savory structure with lively, engaging acidity. Viscous, almost creamy mouthfeel. Very long, very flavor-saturated, harmonious finish.
Notes: This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of “desert-island coffees” submitted by roasters for Coffee Review’s May 2020 tasting report. Comprised of the SL28, SL34 and Ruiru 11 varieties of Arabica. 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: An achingly complete Kenya cup that evokes all the pleasures this origin can offer: both deep and high-toned, invitingly sweet and provocatively savory.
This review originally appeared in the May, 2020 tasting report: Desert-Island Coffees: What To Drink When You’re Stuck at Home