Paradise Roasters

Colombia Huila Million Pesos Natural

Location: Ramsey, Minnesota

Origin: Huila Department, southwestern Colombia.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $19.95/10 ounces

Review Date: April 2014

Agtron: 52/70

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Deep, pungent, juicy. Immense, sweet night-blooming flowers, molasses, dark chocolate, guava-like fruit, a hint of thyme. Rich, deeply nuanced acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but rings on in a resonant finish.


This is a dry-processed or “natural” coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. This is the first natural-processed Colombian coffee ever to reach us at Coffee Review. The “million-pesos” program guarantees farmers a significant premium for coffees rated 90 points and above. Paradise Roasters specializes in micro-lot coffees and espressos from Hawaii and other premier coffee growing regions. 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.

Who Should Drink It: Fine and original variant on the dried-in-the-fruit cup, preserving the pungent, complex sweetness of the type with little of the usual fermenty fruit.

This review originally appeared in the April, 2014 tasting report: Colombia on the Rebound

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