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Paradise Roasters

Ethiopia Suke Quto Organic

Location: Ramsey, Minnesota

Origin: Guji Zone, Oromia Region, Sidamo growing region, south-central Ethiopia.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $14.95/12 ounces

Review Date: January 2015

Agtron: 52/65

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Intricate, exhilarating; crisp yet juicy. Honey, roasted cacao nib, tangerine, sandalwood and very complex flowers, particularly rose and jasmine, in aroma and cup. Juicy, gently tart acidity; plush mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but persists in a long, sweet, resonant finish.

Notes:

This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 5 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2015. Southern Ethiopia coffees like this one are produced from traditional Ethiopian varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. When processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying) they typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity with a particular emphasis on floral notes. Like virtually all Ethiopia coffees, this coffee is produced by villagers on small, garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. 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: A superb wet-processed southern Ethiopia coffee, softly tart yet roundly juicy, with a subtle yet astounding range of aroma and flavor notes.