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Paradise Roasters

El Salvador Las Delicias Natural

Location: Ramsey, Minnesota

Origin: Apaneca-Ilamatepece Mountains, El Salvador.

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $15.95/12 ounces

Review Date: March 2014

Agtron: 57/86

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Crisp, aromatic, whisky-toned. Raspberry and blueberry, honeysuckle and lavender, rye whisky, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Gentle, rounded acidity; delicately syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but lasts in a rich finish.

Notes:

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. 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: A hint of clean ferment contributes a whisky-like shimmer to the complex fruit and floral notes of this impressive dried-in-the-fruit coffee.

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