|Roaster Location:||Chia-Yi, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Lintong growing region, North Sumatra Province, Indonesia|
|Est. Price:||NT $550/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||May 2018|
|Acidity /Structure :||9|
Blind Assessment: Deeply sweet, richly earth-toned. Dark chocolate, candy cap mushroom, gardenia, black cherry, grapefruit zest in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-savory-tart structure with vibrant acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The crisp, flavor-saturated finish centers around sweet fruit and floral notes and an intriguing savory inclination.
Notes: Produced in the Lintong region south of Lake Toba, one of the oldest and arguably the most admired of Sumatra growing regions. Coffees like this one from the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra are valued for their complex earth and fruit notes that appear to result largely from unorthodox fruit removal and drying practices called “wet-hulling.” 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 sweet yet umami-leaning Sumatra cup (think candy cap mushroom) with rich fruit and floral tones throughout.