Reviews for Paradise Roasters
Spice-toned, richly sweet. Honeysuckle, pistachio, baking spices, apricot, molasses in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory in structure with balanced, lively acidity; plump, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish leads with notes of apricot and honeysuckle in the short, rounding to spice-toned pistachio in the long.
Delicate, intricately sweet. Dried mango, roasted cacao nib, honeysuckle, freesia-like flowers, a hint of cumin in aroma and cup. Deeply rich, balanced structure; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. The finish is animated by lively mango and freesia notes in the short, quieting to cocoa-toned honeysuckle in the long.
Bright, richly sweet. Lime blossom, raspberry jam, sandalwood, roasted cacao nib, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart in structure with juicy acidity; viscous, buoyant mouthfeel. The finish leads with citrus and berry notes in the short, segueing to sandalwood-framed sweet florals in the long.
Evaluated as espresso. Sweetly and crisply pungent. Dark chocolate, gently scorched cedar, ripe plum, floral vanilla, a hint of port wine in aroma and small cup. Full, syrupy mouthfeel. Dark chocolate dominates in a roundly drying finish. Fills out three parts milk with depth and authority: vanilla, chocolate, continuing hint of port wine.
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.
Spice-toned, chocolaty. Chocolate-toned malt, date, hazelnut, fresh pipe tobacco, stick cinnamon in aroma and cup. Richly bittersweet in structure; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The finish is richly chocolate-toned with a hint of cinnamon.
Crisply sweet, multi-faceted. Candied violet, dark chocolate, pungent juniper wood, grapefruit zest, mango in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with juicy acidity; satiny mouthfeel. The resonant finish centers around mango and violet in the short and dark chocolate in the long, with a hint of aromatic wood.
Delicate, subtly and richly sweet. Dried hibiscus, pistachio, black currant, roasted cacao nib, myrrh in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory, gently bright structure; smoothly satiny mouthfeel. The finish, both deeply sweet and richly drying, consolidates to dried hibiscus in the short, while cocoa-toned black currant with a hint of myrrh return in the long.
Deeply and richly sweet, wood-framed. Geranium, cedar, chocolate fudge, ripe banana, perique (fermented) pipe tobacco in aroma and cup. Gentle, crisp acidity; viscous, satiny mouthfeel. The long, resonant finish is centered around notes of deep chocolate and pipe tobacco, lifted by suggestions of ripe tropical fruit.
Sweetly spice-toned. Grapefruit zest, almond paste, baked pear, cardamom, faint azalea-like flowers in aroma and cup. Fruit-toned, bittersweet acidity; full, creamy mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to nut-toned cardamom with hints of flowers.
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.
Lush, deeply sweet, richly savory. Plumeria, red currant, lime zest, frankincense, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Bright, juicy acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The sweetly tart, resonant finish is flavor-saturated, with all the notes from cup and short finish carrying far into the long.
Deeply rich, sweet-toned. Jasmine, dried mango, sandalwood, orange zest, chocolate fudge in aroma and cup. Gentle, crisp acidity; full, satiny mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to dried mango and cocoa-toned sandalwood notes.
Intensely rich, deeply sweet. Halvah, cedar, rhododendron, lime zest, fresh pipe tobacco in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The gently drying finish centers around sandalwood and pipe tobacco.
Big, intricate; vast but coherent. Black currant, vanilla, sandalwood, violet-like flowers, hints of chocolate and coconut, more in aroma and cup. Forceful but juicy sweet acidity; delicately syrupy mouthfeel. Sandalwood and coconut, in particular, resonate in a richly drying finish.
Chocolaty, quietly pungent. Dark chocolate, clove, dried persimmon, magnolia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweetly brisk acidity; plump, syrupy mouthfeel. The rich, flavor-saturated finish shows clove and magnolia in the short, dark chocolate in the long.
Sweetly and deeply pungent. Dried pineapple, rice candy, pipe tobacco, cocoa, and a pleasant, inherent (non-roast-associated) smoke suggestion in aroma and cup. Quiet, rounded acidity; lightly syrupy, viscous mouthfeel. The gently drying finish consolidates to faint cocoa and the smoke note, while a hint of spicy-sweet dried pineapple persists into the long.
Sweet, delicately rich, floral. Molasses, wild raspberry, baker’s chocolate and rose-like flowers in aroma and cup. Crisp, bittersweet acidity; buoyant, silky mouthfeel. The flavor consolidates around raspberry and chocolate in the rich, round, gently drying finish.
Price: $14.95/12 ounces
Evaluated as espresso. Bold, chocolaty and citrus-toned. Tangerine, sandalwood, lily and savory chocolate in aroma and cup. Plump, creamy mouthfeel; chocolate and tangerine persist in a pleasingly tart finish.
Complete; delicately sweet and intricately structured. Tart, juicy acidity; buoyant, syrupy mouthfeel. Lemon zest, almond, butterscotch, rosemary flower in aroma and cup. Zesty, bittersweet finish in the short with a subtle flourish of spicy flowers in the long.