Coffee Review - Mexico Chiapas FTO by Paradise Coffee
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: May 2013
Origin: Chiapas State, Mexico Price: $14.95/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Complex nut notes (walnut, pecan), cedar, butter, and a floral top note in aroma and cup. Quiet, brisk acidity; lightish but very silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but maintains in a sweet, gently drying finish.

Notes: This coffee is certified organically grown and Fair Trade certified, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. Paradise Roasters specializes in micro-lot coffees and espressos from Hawaii and other premier coffee growing regions. The company prides itself on quality and freshness, craft-roasting coffees in small batches only after orders are placed. Visit or call 763-433-0626 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy a rich but delicate cup with quietly original aromatics and excellent social and environmental credentials.


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