|Roaster Location:||Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Coffee Origin:||Simalungun, Sumatra, Indonesia|
|Est. Price:||$30.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||April 2022|
Blind Assessment: Deeply sweet-savory. Pipe tobacco, scorched clove, dark chocolate, ripe banana, a hint of freesia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Balanced, bittersweet structure with soft acidity; very full, syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. Savory-leaning finish with notes of pipe tobacco and scorched clove, lifted by a crisp dark chocolate.
Notes: Produced by smallholding farmers from the Sigurarutang and Typica varieties of Arabica, processed by the anaerobic washed method and aged seven years. Paradise Roasters specializes in micro-lot Arabica and Robusta coffees from Asia and other emerging origins. Paradise 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 intriguing aged Sumatra, deftly roasted to bring out musky spice notes, pipe tobacco and dark chocolate.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2022 tasting report: Darker-Roasted Coffees: Not Just Old-School Anymore