|Roaster Location:||Chia-Yi, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Boquete growing region, western Panama|
|Est. Price:||NT $950/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||March 2018|
Blind Assessment: Delicate, sweetly spice-toned. Peach blossom, hazelnut, pink peppercorn, lime zest, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart in structure with lively, balanced acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to peach blossom and hazelnut in the short, with lime zest and cedar resurfacing in the long.
Notes: Produced from trees of the rare Ethiopia-derived botanical variety Gesha (also spelled Geisha). With its elegantly elongated beans and distinctive floral and crisp, often chocolaty cup, the Gesha variety continues to distinguish itself as one of the world’s most unique coffees. This is an extremely refined presentation of the Gesha variety developed by boutique exporter/importer Ninety Plus Coffee. Produced in very small lots, it is a dry-processed or “natural” coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. In the case of this coffee the drying was carried out in a temperature- and moisture-controlled solar drier, a proprietary method developed by the Ninety Plus team. 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 understated and attractive natural-processed Gesha, rich with notes of sweet flowers, fruit-toned spices, and bright citrus zest.