Reviews for Paradise Roasters
Price: $15.95/12 ounces
Spicy, sweet, subtly intricate. Dark chocolate, lavender, sandalwood, pink peppercorn in aroma and cup. Tart but profoundly sweet acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Chocolate and lavender carry far into a richly sweet finish.
Evaluated as espresso. Elegantly floral, bittersweet. Flower-saturated peach, baker’s chocolate, sandalwood, orange zest in aroma and small cup. Light, satiny mouthfeel. Flowers and orange in particular carry into a gently drying finish. The predictable chocolate in three parts milk is nuanced by continued lavender and peach notes.
Deeply rich, subtly sweet. Baker’s chocolate, lily-like flowers, almond, stone fruit, a hint of orange zest in aroma and cup. Richly tart acidity; smooth, satiny mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but persists in a drying finish.
Evaluated as espresso. Rich, deep, balanced. Dark chocolate, apricot, cedar, hazelnut, anise, a hint of lily in aroma and small cup. Velvety mouthfeel; flavor consolidates in a sweet though richly drying finish. Fills out three parts milk nicely with a sweetly tart, cedary chocolate.
Sweet, crisp, subtle. Honey, roasted cacao nib, fresh-cut cedar, loquat in aroma and cup. Gently bright, lively acidity; silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but persists in a quietly resonant, slightly drying finish.
Price: $12.95/12 ounces
Evaluated as espresso. Deep, pungent, complex. Dark chocolate, black cherry, musky lily, hints of oak and thyme in aroma and small cup. Plump, satiny mouthfeel. Lily and oak in particular carry into a crisply sweet finish. Maintains pungent authority in three parts milk: fudgy chocolate, cherry, oak.
Deep, sweetly pungent. Dark chocolate, lightly fermented grape, narcissus-like flowers, coconut in aroma and cup. Round, low-toned but vibrant acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate-toned but quite drying finish.
Rich, round, deep. Baker’s chocolate, fresh-cut cedar, pungent grapefruit, hints of narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Brisk but juicy acidity; delicately lively, satiny mouthfeel. The baker’s chocolate note animates a dry finish.
Sweet, graceful, gently pungent. Walnut, peach, carob, mint in aroma and cup. Crisp, balanced acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Quietly flavor-saturated, lightly drying finish.
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.
Evaluated as espresso. Sweet, pungent but balanced. Buttery dark chocolate, candied blood orange, apricot, deep-toned narcissus-like flowers. Full, fudgy mouthfeel; chocolate and a hint of flowers carry into a richly drying finish. Blooms nicely in three parts milk, which sweetens and softens the chocolate without dampening the fine fruit and floral complication.
Intense, dynamic, lush yet crisp. An avalanche of floral notes (rose, lily, gardenia), sandalwood, lemon zest, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart acidity; plush, buoyant mouthfeel. Flavor simplifies but saturates a richly dry finish.
Evaluated as espresso. Crisp, rich, fudgy. Dark chocolate, butter, fresh-cut cedar, apricot/plum, lavender in aroma and small cup. Buttery mouthfeel. Chocolate and a hint of lavender in a sweet-toned finish. Handles three parts milk with considerable dry, cocoaish authority and continued hints of lavender and stone fruit.
Spicy, chocolaty. Sandalwood, dark chocolate, pluot, narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Intense, richly tart acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The sandalwood and cocoa-like chocolate in particular carry into a deep, flavor-saturated finish.
Evaluated as espresso. Richly chocolaty, complex. Dark chocolate, cedar, orange, hints of flowers and leather in aroma and small cup. Full, velvety mouthfeel; chocolate and orange carry into a sweet but quite drying finish. In three parts milk the chocolate triumphs, big and deep, nicely nuanced with hints of cedar and orange.
Deep, round, rich. Cacao nib, lush flowers, fresh-cut cedar, ripe orange, a slight earthy hint in aroma and cup. Softly brisk acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Hints of cacoa nib and orange carry into a rich but drying finish.
Complex, unorthodox. Lily-like flowers, tangerine, slightly scorchy cedar, dark chocolate, pipe tobacco in aroma and cup. Brisk, bittersweet acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Tangerine and chocolate persist in a round, gently resonant finish.
A slightly rough, but profoundly sweet and quite chocolaty cup. Brown sugar, dark chocolate, hints of lily, green grape and peach in aroma and cup. Round, backgrounded acidity; lightly but distinctly syrupy mouthfeel. Sweet, long, chocolate-toned finish.
Price: $12.95/12 ounces
Evaluated as espresso. Opulent, sweet, carnal. Brown sugar, fresh-cut cedar, rich chocolate, apricot, cinnamon, a hint of narcissus-like flowers in aroma and small cup. Full, syrupy mouthfeel. Flowers, chocolate and cinnamon in particular saturate a crisp finish. Flavor softens but carries relatively intact into three parts milk.
Price: $19.95/10 ounces
Deep, pungent, juicy. Immense, sweet night-blooming flowers, molasses, dark chocolate, guava-like fruit, a hint of thyme. Rich, deeply nuanced acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but rings on in a resonant finish.