|Roaster Location:||Chia-Yi, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Alishan, Chia-Yi, Taiwan|
|Est. Price:||NT $700/4 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2021|
Blind Assessment: Richly berry and citrus-toned; bright and lively. Blackberry jam, tangerine zest, almond nougat, freesia-like flowers, wild honey in aroma and cup. Fruit-forward structure with crisp, juicy acidity; full, syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The vibrant finish carries forward all of the aroma and flavor notes of the cup, blackberry and wild honey, in particular.
Notes: Produced in the Alishan growing region of Taiwan and processed by the natural method, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with washed coffees. 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 juicy, richly fruit-toned, nougaty cup from Taiwan’s expanding Alishan growing region — sweet, balanced, juicy, bright.