|Roaster Location:||Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Coffee Origin:||Biollet, Costa Rica|
|Est. Price:||$19.95/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2020|
|Acidity /Structure :||8|
Blind Assessment: Very sweet; floral and yogurt-like. Pineapple kefir, dark chocolate, cashew, tiger lily, kumquat in aroma and cup. Completely original structure: quite sweet, with a delicately tart character associated with lactic acid fermentation. Lively, crisply round mouthfeel. Richly intricate, layered, flavored-saturated finish.
Notes: Produced by Gonzalo Hernandez at his Coffea Diversa “coffee garden” in Costa Rica entirely of the Deweverei variety of coffea Liberica. Liberica is a species of coffee native to central Africa and long cultivated in parts of Southeast Asia. Processed by the carbonic maceration natural method, which involves fermenting whole fruit inside a sealed container that has been flushed with CO2. 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 : An exceedingly rare coffee in all respects: A genuinely fine coffee produced from trees of the overlooked and poorly regarded Liberica species, processed by the still unusual carbonic maceration method. The result is a cup that is wildly original and engagingly complex.