|Roaster Location:||Nantou, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Los Angeles, Sabanilla de Alajuela, Costa Rica|
|Est. Price:||NT $500/227 grams|
|Review Date:||May 2021|
Blind Assessment: Rich-toned, juicy, complex. Dried persimmon, wild honey, myrrh, almond butter, star jasmine in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with high-toned, vibrant acidity; very full, syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. Long, lingering, rich finish that honors all of the cup’s aromatics.
Notes: This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 12 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2021. Produced at Las Lajas and Hacienda Tobosi farms from trees of the Caturra and Catuaí varieties of Arabica and processed by the honey method, in which some sweet pulp or fruit flesh (“honey”) is allowed to adhere to the beans during drying. Desolate Coffee is a specialty roaster in Nantou, Taiwan. The shop offers coffee, homemade desserts, and other foods. For more information, visit www.desolatecoffee.com.
The Bottom Line: A tantalizingly complex, balanced, juicy Costa Rica honey with lyrically vibrant acidity, exceptionally full, syrupy mouthfeel, and a flavor-saturated finish that goes on and on.