Simon Hsieh's Aroma Roast Coffees
Roar of Kenya
|Roaster Location:||Taoyuan City, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Central Kenya.|
|Est. Price:||NTD $1,400/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||February 2013|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. In the straight shot complex floral notes ranging from lavender to lily, honey, fresh-cut cedar, vanilla-toned dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is medium in weight and lightly syrupy in texture; the finish sweet and resonantly persistent. Preserves character in two parts milk with a zesty orange-toned chocolate and a continuing hint of flowers.
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
Who Should Drink It : Those who enjoy distinctive single-origin profiles that have been rounded and deepened but not tamed for use in espresso applications. Maintains individuality even in short milk.