|Roaster Location:||Ramsey, Minnesota|
|Coffee Origin:||El Salvador|
|Review Date:||December 2006|
Blind Assessment: Dark chocolate and caramel in the aroma. Luscious body, cherry-laced dark chocolate in the cup.
Notes: A prize winner in the 2006 El Salvador Cup of Excellence competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed fourth out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 91.20 from an international jury. Produced from trees of the Bourbon variety at an elevation of approximately 4,800 feet by farmer Ernesto Pacas Diaz and his wife Blanca Estela on the Santa Sofia farm. A skillful roast of a classic El Salvador coffee. Paradise Roasters prides itself on roasting and shipping coffee only after orders are placed. Its metaphoric mission is to bring some paradisiacal warmth from the coffee-growing south to the cool environs of Minnesota. Visit www.paradiseroasters.com or call 763-433-0626 for more information.
Who Should Drink It : Lovers of subtlety and chocolate.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2006 tasting report: Price, Quality and Value: Questioning Competition Coffees