Taitung Guanshan Lot 12 (Single-Serve Capsule)

Location: Taipei City, Taiwan

Origin: Central Taiwan.

Roast: Light

Est. Price: NA

Review Date: February 2015

Agtron: 0/86

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

(As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a Keurig-compatible capsule containing a 7-gram dose of particularly finely ground coffee to produce a 6-ounce serving). Crisply delicate yet lush. Roasted cacao nib, night-blooming flowers, moist perique tobacco, dried cherry in aroma and cup. Round, low-toned acidity; light but distinctly syrupy mouthfeel. The cherry note in particular carries into a sweet though quietly drying finish.


This coffee is the result of a project to develop Taiwan-grown coffee as a specialty origin. The coffee is grown by small Taiwanese producers who are largely indigenous peoples, and is roasted and packaged in Taiwan. Visit www.sancoffee.com.tw for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Keurig owners who value a cup with subtly complex, original aromatics from a very unusual coffee origin.

This review originally appeared in the February, 2015 tasting report: K-Cups and Other Cups: Capsule Single-Serve Coffees

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