Paradise Roasters

Costa Rica Rio Jorco El Llano Honey

Location: Ramsey, Minnesota

Origin: Costa Rica

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $15.95/12 ounces

Review Date: July 2013

Agtron: 57/80

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Briskly sweet, floral-toned. Cinnamon, orange blossom, orange zest, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Crisp acidity; silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a drying though rich finish.


This is a “honey” coffee, meaning the skin was removed from the coffee fruit immediately after picking but the beans or seeds were dried with at least some of the fruit pulp or “honey” still adhering to them. This practice contrasts to the more conventional wet or washed method, wherein both skin and pulp are removed from the beans before drying. 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: Those who enjoy brisk floral-toned beverages that are delicate yet authoritative.

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