Espresso Havana by Paradise Roasters Review |
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: October 2006
Origin: Not disclosed. Price: $10.95/14.08oz

Blind Assessment: Lovely, high-toned aroma: flowers, orange, fresh cedar. In the small cup medium in body, lightly syrupy in mouthfeel, and cleanly and richly lively: The cedar character moves forward and the orange takes on a slight chocolate cast. Rich finish with good flavor persistence. In milk delicate, straightforward, crisply sweet.

Notes: Paradise Roasters prides itself on roasting and shipping coffee only after orders are placed. Its metaphoric mission is to bring some paradisiacal warmth from the coffee-growing south to the cool environs of Minnesota. Visit or call 763-433-0626 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Havana suggests this is a Cuban-style espresso, designed to be taken as a straight shot with lots of sugar. I find one of its virtues is a natural sweetness, so perhaps this is Cuba without the sugar.


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