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Paradise Roasters

Thailand Doi Pangkhon Espresso

Location: Ramsey, Minnesota

Origin: Doi Pangkhon growing region, northern Thailand

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $16.95/12 ounces

Review Date: December 2017

Agtron: 50/68

Aroma: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 8

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Sweetly bright, tartly juicy. Grapefruit zest, mango, chocolate, fresh-cut fir in aroma and small cup. Very lightly syrupy and lively in mouthfeel. Rounds in the finish and the chocolate comes forward. In three parts milk a dry, orangy chocolate dominates, crisply and pleasingly.

Notes:

Doi Pangkhon is an emerging growing district in the Golden Triangle region of northern Thailand. This Arabica coffee from classic cultivars was processed by a particularly meticulous version of the wet or “washed” method, in which skin and fruit flesh are removed from the beans or seeds before they are dried. It was roasted in a style intended for both espresso and non-espresso brewing methods. Paradise Roasters specializes in micro-lot Arabica and Robusta coffees from Asia and other emerging origins. 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: A bright, vivid espresso: Tart citrus in front, enveloped by a softening chocolate.

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