|Roaster Location:||Chia-Yi, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Lintong growing region, North Sumatra Province, Indonesia|
|Est. Price:||NT $520/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2018|
|Acidity /Structure :||8|
Blind Assessment: Sweetly earth-toned, spice-forward. Aromatic orchid, moist fresh-fallen leaves, cashew, cinnamon. Bing cherry in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart-structure with crisp acidity; plush, full mouthfeel. The finish is resonant and richly drying, with leading notes of aromatic orchid and cherry in the short and oak and cinnamon in the long.
Notes: Coffees like this one from the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra are valued for their complex earth and fruit notes that appear to result largely from unorthodox fruit removal and drying practices called “wet-hulling.” Produced in the Lintong region south of Lake Toba, one of the oldest and arguably the most admired of Sumatra growing regions. Kakalove Café is a nano-roaster located in the small city of Chia-Yi in Taiwan that strives to procure and roast the finest quality coffee. Visit www.kakalovecafe.com.tw or email [email protected] for more information.
The Bottom Line : A complex, harmonious Sumatra cup, with sweetly tart fruit and deeply sweet floral notes enveloped in rich earthiness.