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Simon Hsieh's Aroma Roast Coffees

Neo Mocha-Java

Location: Taoyuan City, Taiwan

Origin: Not disclosed.

Roast: Medium-Dark

Est. Price: NT $1200/16 ounces

Review Date: May 2013

Agtron: 46/51

Aroma: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

With Milk: 8

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Big, deep, complex. Dark chocolate, lush night-blooming flowers, walnut, tangerine in aroma and small cup. Full, dense mouthfeel; chocolate and flowers dominate in a sweet, richly drying finish. Chocolate fudge, walnut and flowers in three parts milk.

Notes:

This exceptional coffee was selected as the #28 coffee in the Coffee Review Top 30 Coffees of 2013. In addition to his retail roasting operation Aroma Roast Coffees, Simon Hsieh also operates Soaring Phoenix Trading, a business focused on purposed-built commercial espresso blends and high quality single-origin coffees. Visit tw.myblog.yahoo.com/Grey-Zone or call 886-0983-749876 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Deep, richly forceful espresso both in milk and as a straight shot.

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