|Roaster Location:||Chia-Yi, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Aceh Province, Sumatra, Indonesia|
|Est. Price:||NT $225/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2020|
Blind Assessment: Sweetly earth-toned, deeply floral. Petrichor, honeysuckle, Dark chocolate, petrichor, honeysuckle, nectarine, fine pipe tobacco in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with vibrant, juicy acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Deep, resonant finish consolidates to notes of petrichor and honeysuckle with dark chocolate undertones.
Notes: Coffees 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.” This is a particularly refined example of the type. 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 classic Sumatra cup: vibrantly earthy, richly sweet and balanced — harmonizing high-toned stone fruit and floral notes with deep chocolate and sweet earth.