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Paradise Coffee Roasters

Espresso Classico

Location: Ramsey, Minnesota

Origin: Not disclosed.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $11.95/12 ounces

Review Date: February 2012

Agtron: 46/58

Aroma: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Rich, deep-toned in the small cup: cedar, dark chocolate, hints of apple-like fruit and almond. Syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate and cedar carry persuasively through into the long finish. Round, authoritative presence in two parts milk; the cedar and dark chocolate persist while the fruit rounds toward peach or apricot.

Notes:

A traditional, relatively light-roasted Northern-Italian-style espresso blend. 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: No roasty or acidy sharpness but plenty of weight, complexity and presence make this a versatile espresso that masters milk nicely.

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