Espresso Review - Espresso Nuevo by Paradise Roasters
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: August 2011
Origin: Not disclosed. Price: $12.95/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Great depth and complex range in aroma and flavor: crisp walnut and dark chocolate, cedary anise, lemon and floral top notes. Heavy, satiny mouthfeel; long, rich, sweetly resonant finish. Surprisingly delicate in two parts milk, but ultimately a sweet but complex chocolate, toffee- and mint-toned, impresses.

Notes: Paradise Roasters designed this medium-dark roasted espresso blend specifically for the American café market. 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: Superb straight-shot and short-milk espresso: big-bodied, complex but balanced. In tall milk retains flavor though a little light on presence.


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