|Roaster Location:||Chia-Yi, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Central Province, Kenya|
|Est. Price:||NT $325/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2020|
Blind Assessment: Poised, balanced, quietly complete. Cocoa nib, green grape, freesia-like flowers, roasted almond, brown sugar in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-toned structure with vivacious acidity; lively, satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The finish focuses around notes of green grape and freesia with almond undertones.
Notes: This sample consists entirely of peaberries, a kind of bean that results when the coffee fruit develops only a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different (often better) cup than normal beans from the same crop, from which they may or may not be separated during grading. 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 deep-toned Kenya cup that prioritizes depth over fireworks — solid cocoa, nut and sweet fruit notes predominate in this engaging and accessible coffee.
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