|Roaster Location:||Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Coffee Origin:||Cerrado growing region, Brazil|
|Est. Price:||$39.95/4 ounces|
|Review Date:||March 2021|
Blind Assessment: Very fruit-forward; deeply and richly sweet. Mulberry, date, hop flowers, narcissus, fresh-cut oak in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned with crisp, winy acidity; very full, satiny mouthfeel. The bittersweet finish leads with notes of mulberry and hop flowers, supported by fresh-cut oak.
Notes: Produced at Daterra Estate entirely from coffee of the Aramosa pre-cultivar, a cross between the Coffea arabica species and the small-beaned Coffea racemosa species from South Africa. This crossbreeding was aimed at combining Racemosa’s low caffeine and drought-resistance with Arabica’s flavor. (Aramosa is a pre-cultivar still under development and study.) Processed by the anaerobic honey method (coffee fruit with skins removed but mucilage intact is subject to reduced oxygen ferment before drying). 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 coffee from the just-developed Amarosa pre-cultivar processed by the anaerobic honey method — worth seeking out both for its rarity and its striking cup profile.