Espresso Classico by Paradise Roasters Review |
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: May 2009
Origin: Not disclosed. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: A balanced, gently rich espresso. For co-taster Byron Holcomb (91) "red wine" in the aroma and tart jam and boysenberry in the flavor. Ken (89) read the sweetness as caramelly rather than fruit-toned and the dry notes as aromatic wood and leather. Both found the body on the light side but the mouthfeel pleasingly smooth. Rich finishing; Byron picked up lavender as the mouthfeel faded. Four parts milk plumped up the body; Byron read "granola with fruit, cranberry in particular."

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: Sweetly tart, subtle in small cup and milk.


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