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Kakalove Cafe

Summer Night Blend Espresso

Location: Chia-Yi, Taiwan

Origin: Guatemala; Honduras; Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: NT $500/16 ounces

Review Date: March 2018

Agtron: 58/82

Aroma: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Richly floral, chocolate-toned, sweetly tart. Wisteria, dark chocolate, tangerine zest, molasses, dried apricot in aroma and small cup. Viscous, lightly syrupy mouthfeel; crisp, cocoa-toned finish. Very floral in cappuccino-scaled milk: Notes of wisteria and dark chocolate dominate, nuanced by tangerine zest and dried apricot.

Notes:

This blend is comprised of four coffees: a washed-processed Guatemala, a honey-processed Honduras, a washed-processed Honduras, and a washed-processed Ethiopia. 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 kahiyuho@gmail.com for more information.

The Bottom Line: A lush, floral and richly sweet espresso blend, with dark chocolate tones as the throughline.

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