|Roaster Location:||Minneapolis, MInnesota|
|Est. Price:||$39.95/8 ounces (packaged as a "duo" with the Bourbon Rey Jamaica)|
|Review Date:||October 2019|
|Acidity /Structure :||9|
Blind Assessment: Richly sweet-tart; citrusy and bright. Lime zest, magnolia, cedar, almond, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart in structure with high-toned, vibrant acidity; crisp, satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to notes of lime zest and magnolia with undertones of maple syrup.
Notes: Produced in Guatemala from Bourbon Rey, a rare tree variety preserved and propagated by Gonzalo Hernandez on his innovative Coffea Diversa Farm in Costa Rica. Processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying). Paradise Roasters specializes in microlot 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 : An elegant, inviting Guatemala cup with a particularly impressive structure, balanced yet buoyant and lively.