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Paradise Roasters

El Salvador Santa Marta Honey

Location: Ramsey, Minnesota

Origin: San Miguel Department, El Salvador.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $16.95/12 ounces

Review Date: March 2013

Agtron: 55/79

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Intricately sweet, delicately complex. Ripe strawberry, orange, candied nut, vanilla-toned flowers in aroma and cup. Gently crisp acidity; light but smoothly silky mouthfeel. Very sweet, lightly flavor-saturated finish.

Notes:

This exceptional coffee was selected as the #11 coffee in the Coffee Review Top 30 Coffees of 2013. This coffee was processed using the honey method, which means that the outer skin is removed as it is in the wet process, but all or some of the sticky fruit residue is allowed to dry on the bean and later removed by machine along with the parchment skin. 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 www.paradiseroasters.com or call 763-433-0626 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who value sweetness without sentimentality.