Cherry Smile Specialty Coffee
Stars of Italy Espresso
|Roaster Location:||Taipei, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Est. Price:||NT$600/8 oz.|
|Review Date:||October 2010|
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
Who Should Drink It: Impressive espresso, simultaneously luxurious and brandy-like yet impeccably clean and precise.