Exceeds Expectations - New Favorite for Home Brew
I purchased a bag of whole beans to grind and use in my French press at home. These beans have a bold, mature flavor lacking the sour or burnt notes you often get in other coffees. Comforting chocolate aroma. Potent caffeine content--feeling pretty wired after one cup. The roast date on the bag showed that the beans had been prepared 2 days prior to when I received them in the mail!
Our new daily cup
After nearly two weeks of brewing and drinking every morning the two different roasts from The Formosa Coffee, it is clear that these are premium quality beans handled and roasted with great skill and care. 2 1/2 bags in, I have yet to come across a broken bean. Dark roast beans are oily and fragrant without hints of being burnt. Both beans grind evenly and consistent. Dark - Fine grind - 1:2.85 - Espresso - 1/5 crema - Robust initial impact, quickly fades to toasted brown sugar, dark chocolate and a hint of citrus. Great as whole-milk latte. Medium - Medium Coarse grind - 1:17 - Pour over - good balance of sweet and acid, straight-forward and almost too easy to drink, dark brown sugar, roast nuts, dry-citrus-ish(?) Overall we are loving the offerings! Hope there will be a Light-roast option in the future.
Loved your coffee. It doesn’t give any bitterness and is so smooth. I love what you guys are doing for the earth and Taiwan!
Vibrant just like the people of Taiwan
I got whole bean medium roast and made espresso on my bezzera hobby01. 19g in, 38g out in 33 seconds. The result was a vibrant cup with bright acidity, sweet, slight chocolate, and lots of fruits. It was very pleasant to drink. I do wish there's a roast date on the packaging, even though the website says this is roasted within 24 hour of shipping. I would also like to know the varietal of the bean in addition to just 100% arabica.
We love the coffee! Much richer and much more flavor than expected- one of the few coffees I can drink black! Shipping was fast, and the customer service was incredibly responsive- they offered to replace the part of the order that was damaged in shipping. Amazing! Will be ordering more!!
So happy to support Taiwanese specialty coffee!
As a Taiwanese-American working in specialty coffee, I am so excited about this coffee! I ordered the medium roast, whole bean. 205 degree water, 20 grams ground on 14/40 on Baratza Virtuoso for Kalita, 330 grams water. I think my brew time was about 2 minutes and 30 seconds. The taste was good, and the flavor profile one-dimensional. Not sure if this is characteristic of the region since I have nothing else from Taiwan to compare it to. I will definitely be recommending this to my family and colleagues!
My Taiwanese family has had unpleasant experiences with coffee beans from Taiwan. When I heard about this roastery, I was very intrigued especially hearing the story of the care and attention taken with the entire process from source to final product. Our first pour over had smooth, complex flavor profiles, along with a whiff of fresh quality once you open the bag. Thanks so much for your labor and creation. I'm gifting all my family members to show far Taiwanese coffee has Evolved and refined.
Just like Taiwanese teas, this Taiwan coffee is just so fragrant and delicious! Will definitely order again!
First Time Buyer
The coffee arrived ahead of schedule and was so fragrant you could smell it through the packaging. Coffee was fresh and delicious. One thing advertised on the website is that you guys roast the beans the day of order. I was expecting to see a Roast Date stamp on the coffee, as you typically find on coffee, but it was not present. It still bloomed as fresh coffee will do so I am happy.
Good service, speedy to respond.
Who knew Taiwan coffee can taste so good?
I bought the coarse ground and medium coffee and I could smell the fragrance even before I opened the package. The taste was also beyond my expectation. I highly recommend this product and definitely will buy more in the near future.
Very aromatic coffee!
Excellent coffee! I bought it as a gift for my sister, she loved it. Highly recommended.
Super fresh and flavorful
One of the best tasting and freshest beans I’ve tasted. Roasted to perfection, a light/medium body.
Excellent aroma and taste
I received my order as promised and when I opened the package, a delicious coffee aroma filled my nostrils. When I brewed some, no bitterness in the coffee and very fresh tasting. I am a satisfied customer.
The aroma is great and I get hints of peach sometimes. The flavor great, there's an initial soft acid that smoothens out.
Very fresh, robust, cup full of life!
Robust and Flavorful
Could have fooled me that Taiwan made such delicious coffee. The Dark Roast is deep and earthy and chocolatey. The Medium Roast is fruit forward, with slight acidity. Really enjoy my cups every morning.
Taste and smell good
I am impressed by Taiwanese coffee. It tastes smooth with subtle fruity flavor, not that strong, which is a good way to fresh up my every work from home morning.
We sent Formosa Coffee to my brother in law as a birthday gift. He was so pleased.
Very pleased with the smooth flavor and great aroma.
Smooth, well-balanced blend!
I was lucky enough to get a sample of the ground medium roast coffee, and boy is it good! The coffee has a nice level of acidity and a very nice aroma-- my college-age son asked what type of coffee was brewing, and after I poured my cup he ended up finishing the pot! Highly recommended, and I'll be placing an order soon.
I love the coffee. So fresh !!!
My new go-to morning blend
The Formosa medium roast is my new favorite go-to morning blend now. It smells great, and the flavor is well balanced. I add some cream, and it’s perfect for me. Their customer service is great too! Something went wrong with my credit card - they reached out to me, and fixed the error right away. Please try this coffee. You won’t be disappointed!
Amazing...simply the best yet
From the online order to the seamless delivery...this is the best coffee that I have ever had. I work a long day beginning at 4:30 am. My morning coffee gets my digestive system flowing so I can hit the gym hard. Then at 3 pm the second cup carries me through till closing at 11. Formosa coffee is the perfect brand, perfect roast, and perfect smooth taste to carry the day!
I was very surprised when the order arrived how fresh it smelled through the packaging. Then when we actually brewed the taste was even better. We will definitely be re-ordering for our office consumption. Very satisfied!
Fast shipping & delicious coffee
Nice aroma, smooth coffee, and fast delivery! Thank you!
Freshly Roasted Goodness
Good coffee that was the most freshly roasted when it arrived. Enjoyed the complex and delicious flavors to the fullest. Thank you for this premium coffee!
I got the medium roast whole beans for pour-over coffee at home and the coffee comes out smooth and is uniquely different from the coffees I've tried so far. The coffee has the perfect level of acidity and what I enjoy the most is the subtle aroma that's left in my mouth after each sip. Highly recommended!
This coffee is fantastic! Wonderful smooth velvety taste and not acidic. Thank you Jason!
Definitely a Fan Of Taiwanese Coffee
The robust flavor of the coffee is superb and I will be ordering often.