Notes: Processed by the yellow honey method. With all honey processing methods, some sweet pulp or fruit flesh (“honey”) is allowed to adhere to the beans during drying. In the yellow honey variation, a thin layer of pulp is allowed to dry on the beans, more than with white honey, but much less than is the case with red or black honey. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Blind assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Crisply sweet-tart, bright and juicy. Pomegranate, tangerine zest, dark chocolate, hazelnut butter, sandalwood in aroma and small cup. Full, syrupy mouthfeel; crisply sweet finish with notes of dark chocolate and tangerine zest. In the milk shot, both chocolate and citrus notes are enlivened.
The bottom line: A lovely Costa Rica coffee roasted for espresso: tart and high-toned in the straight shot, chocolaty and citrusy in three parts milk.
When customers ask us to recommend beans, the number one question is about flavor, and the number two is “Is this acidic?”
First of all, the feeling of the acidity varies from person to person. Once I met two guests. A said he would like to drink acid coffee, while B said he would not drink acid coffee. So I made a Natural Yirgacheffe Blue Donkey for them. A said that it was too acidic, and B said that it was okay. It is clear that there are individual differences in the sensitivity of acidity.
Since there are individual differences, is there any criterion for reference?
We generally use several fruits to make the evaluation from the least acidic to the most acidic. From 1~5 is strawberry jam, grapes, apples, oranges, lemons. So that the scores of relative acidity can help the consumers with a reference in purchasing.