|Roaster Location:||Chia-Yi, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Ruvuma growing region, southwestern Tanzania.|
|Est. Price:||NT $500/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2013|
Blind Assessment: Engaging, complex, sweetly tart. Honey, roasted cacao nib, tart kumquat, lavender-like flowers in aroma and cup. Softly rich acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Citrus and cacao in particular carry into a bittersweet, flavor-saturated finish.
Notes: Produced by small-holding growers near Lake Nyasa. This sample consists entirely of peaberries, a kind of bean that results when the coffee fruit develops only a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different (often better) cup than normal beans from the same crop, from which they may or may not be separated during grading. Kakalove Café is a nano-roaster located the small city of Chia-Yi in Taiwan that strives to procure and roast the best quality coffee. Visit www.kakalovecafe.com.tw or email [email protected] for more information.
Who Should Drink It : Those who enjoy a gently bittersweet cup with unusual, engaging aromatics.