Small Eyes Cafe

Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Blend

Location: Yilan, Taiwan

Origin: Ethiopia; Panana; Guatemala; Honduras

Roast: Light

Est. Price: NT $700/400 grams

Review Date: July 2019

Agtron: 60/84

Aroma: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 8

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. High-toned, fruit-forward. Watermelon candy, salted caramel, vanilla, milk chocolate, cinnamon in aroma and small cup. Full, creamy mouthfeel; delicate, sweet-toned finish centered around notes of watermelon candy and cinnamon. Dessert-like in the milk shot, all fruit and candy with a hint of cinnamon.


This coffee tied for the highest rating in a tasting of “classic” espresso blends from Taiwanese roasters for Coffee Review’s June 2019 report. A blend comprised of nine different natural-processed coffees (hence the nine-part repetition in the name) from Ethiopia, Panama, Guatemala, and Honduras. Small Eyes Café is a small, family-owned coffee shop in Yilan, Taiwan, specializing in artisanally roasted specialty coffee and homemade desserts. Visit https://www.facebook.com/Smalleyescafe for more information.

The Bottom Line: An avant-garde espresso blend of nine different natural-processed coffees — ideal for the lover of unabashedly fruit-toned coffees.

This review originally appeared in the July, 2019 tasting report: Exploring "Classic" Espresso Blends: Taiwan Roasters

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