|Roaster Location:||Taoyuan City, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Kenya 40%, Colombia 30%, Costa Rica 30%|
|Est. Price:||NT $2000/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||May 2015|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Both co-taster Ethan Hill (93) and Ken (92) remarked on the subtle, intricate layering of aroma and flavor, which for Ethan involved “lilac, lavender, blackberry … almond.” Both found mouthfeel relatively light but “satiny” (Ethan), the general structure delicate and balanced, the finish softly resonant and berry-toned. Both Ethan and Ken felt the general poise and quiet intricacy of this coffee carried persuasively into three parts milk.
Notes: 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 www.facebook.com/4ArtsZeroDefectCoffees or call 886-0983-749876 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: A classically poised and gracefully complete espresso, free of flaw or affectation.
This review originally appeared in the May, 2015 tasting report: Open Source Espresso Blends