|Roaster Location:||Chia-Yi, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$16.00/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||August 2016|
Blind Assessment: Delicately and richly sweet. Cherry blossom, dried cranberry, nougat, allspice, elm in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet acidity; silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates to a spice-framed nougat in the clean, richly drying finish.
Notes: Yirgacheffe is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. This is a “natural” or dry-processed version, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit, encouraging a flavor profile that is less predictable and deeper than the more familiar wet-processed floral- and citrus-toned Yirgacheffe profile. G1 (Grade 1) is the highest grade of Ethiopia coffee. 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 crisp, delicately floral natural Yirgacheffe bookended by spice and aromatic wood notes.