Coffee Origin:Nyeri growing region, south-central Kenya
Est. Price:NT $400/8 ounces
Review Date:August 2020
Acidity /Structure :9
Blind Assessment: Bright yet deep-toned, sweet-tart-savory, intensely floral. Mango, dark chocolate, hop flowers, lilac, wild honey in aroma and cup. Richly bittersweet structure with juicy-bright acidity; viscous, nectar-like mouthfeel. Flavor-saturated, chocolaty finish.
Notes: Despite challenges ranging from unclear government coffee policy and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands to chronically unstable weather, the famed Kenya coffee auction system and its participating cooperatives continue to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. Processed by a particularly meticulous Kenya variation on the traditional wet or “washed” method, in which skin and fruit flesh are removed from the beans or seeds before they are dried. 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@example.com for more information.
The Bottom Line : A balanced yet supremely intricate Kenya cup that hits all the notes: tropical fruit, deep chocolate, both savory and sweet florals, and a distinct wild honey.
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.