|Roaster Location:||Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Coffee Origin:||Huila, Colombia|
|Est. Price:||$16.95/6 ounces|
|Review Date:||February 2021|
Blind Assessment: Very sweet, floral-toned. Freesia, pink grapefruit zest, wild honey, guava, oak in aroma and cup. Balanced, richly sweet structure with high-toned acidity; viscous, satiny mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish centers around notes of freesia and pink grapefruit zest.
Notes: This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of single-farm coffees from Colombia for Coffee Review’s February 2021 report. Produced by Roberto Achicue of Finca El Caucho entirely of the Pink Bourbon variety of Arabica and processed by the washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed 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 sweetly evocative presentation of Colombia Pink Bourbon, a rare and possibly misnamed variety particularly associated with the Huila region of Colombia. Classically wet-processed and driven by spicy floral, sweet citrus and tropical fruit notes.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2021 tasting report: Colombia Coffee 2021: Best of Both Worlds or Identity Crisis?