Simple Kaffa is the place of champions. Owned by Berg Wu, 2016’s world barista champion, all their coffees are heavily floral, which is a theme in his brews. They have an element of tea like flavors in order to appeal to the Taiwanese tradition of tea drinking. Since the country has an understanding of these flavors, he pushes said notes in every single cup. Even their Ethiopian heirloom is naturally sweet but tea-like. Usually with a dark coffee, you wouldn’t expect these notes. (All their single-origin, black coffees use the clever coffee dripper, which combines a french press and a filter drip.) To capture the perfect flavors, Berg Wu personally traveled to coffee farms in Ethiopia. He worked directly with producers there to customize the coffee process so they would still taste like Ethiopian coffees but with a focus on more aromatic flavors. They conducted several experiments with different processes for the raw beans and brought them back to Taiwan for roasting. Kaffa is the only place in the world with these coffees, so if you’re in town be sure to drop by.