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Paradise Roasters

Espresso Havana

Location: Ramsey, Minnesota

Origin: Africa; the Pacific; South America

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $16.95/12 ounces

Review Date: May 2017

Agtron: 44/70

Aroma: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 7

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Deeply sweet, floral- and cocoa-toned. Dark chocolate, narcissus, gently scorched cedar, plum, blood orange zest in aroma and small cup. Smooth, satiny mouthfeel. The gently drying finish leads with citrus zest and dark chocolate in the short and concludes with an intriguing, almost incense-like smoke-toned cedar in the long. Chocolate notes bloom in three parts milk, supported by narcissus and plum.

Notes:

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.

The Bottom Line: An expressive espresso blend that unfurls with deep chocolate, sweet floral and tart fruit notes over hints of smoky aromatic wood.