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Cherry Smile Specialty Coffee

Stars of Italy Espresso

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Origin: Not disclosed.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: NT$600/8 oz.

Review Date: October 2010

Agtron: 46/60

Aroma: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 10

Aftertaste: 9

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Opulent, complex and big-bodied. Night flowers and a pronounced brandy-like fruit dominate aroma and the small cup, with a crisp, drying hint of cedar. Plump, syrupy mouthfeel. Long, flavor-saturated finish. Two parts milk turns the brandied fruit toward a minty dark chocolate with a continuing floral complication.

Notes:

Cherry Smile is a brand of coffee established by Wei-Ming Zhuo, a leader in the Taiwan coffee community who is dedicated improving coffee knowledge and culture in Taiwan. Visit http://www.cherry-smile.com or call 886 938 362 368 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Impressive espresso, simultaneously luxurious and brandy-like yet impeccably clean and precise.

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