|Roaster Location:||Chia-Yi, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Boquete growing region, western Panama|
|Est. Price:||NT $550/4 ounces|
|Review Date:||April 2019|
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.
Notes: 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 [email protected] 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.