|Roaster Location:||Taoyuan, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Jaen, Cajamarca, Peru|
|Est. Price:||NT $600/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||July 2021|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Bold, roasty-sweet, floral-toned. Magnolia, hazelnut butter, dark chocolate, date, fresh-cut oak in aroma and small cup. Syrupy-smooth mouthfeel; crisp, floral-toned, chocolaty finish.
Notes: Produced by smallholding farmers of the Caturra, Typica, Catimor, Mundo Novo and Pache varieties of Arabica and processed by the washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed from the beans before they are dried). In addition to his retail roasting operation, Aroma Roast Coffees, Simon Hsieh also operates Soaring Phoenix Trading, a business focused on purpose-built commercial espresso blends and high-quality single-origin coffees. Customers can also visit the new showroom, Chateau Andy, in Taipei City. Visit www.facebook.com/4ArtsZeroDefectCoffees or call 886-0983-749876 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A resonant, roast-centered but balanced single-origin espresso with a lovely magnolia-like throughline.