Kakalove Cafe

Panama Baru Geisha Black

Location: Chia-Yi, Taiwan

Origin: Boquete growing region, western Panama

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: NT $550/4 ounces

Review Date: April 2019

Agtron: 52/74

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Richly sweet-savory. Passionfruit, dark chocolate, hop flowers, almond butter, wine barrel in aroma and cup. Deep sweet-savory structure with wine-like acidity; very full, syrupy mouthfeel. Crisp, richly fruit-toned finish with a throughline of dark chocolate.


Produced from trees of the celebrated Ethiopia-derived botanical variety Geisha (also spelled Gesha). “Black” refers to a proprietary method of drying and fruit removal developed by innovative boutique exporter/importer Ninety Plus 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 kahiyuho@gmail.com for more information.

The Bottom Line: An intentionally ferment-toned Geisha cup with exquisite balance: notes of passionfruit on the sweet end of the spectrum and hops on the savory, with dark chocolate running through the whole.

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