Paradise Roasters

Espresso Classico

Location: Minneapolis, MInnesota

Origin: Brazil; Ecuador

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $12.95/12 ounces

Review Date: June 2019

Agtron: 49/69

Aroma: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Classically cocoa-toned and sweetly tart. Nutella, pink peppercorn, pomegranate, molasses, magnolia in aroma and small cup. Creamy-smooth body; short but resounding finish. The milk shot is lush and fudgelike, with undertones of pomegranate and magnolia.


This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a tasting of “classic” espresso blends for Coffee Review’s June 2019 tasting report. A blend of Arabica coffees from Brazil and Robusta coffees from Ecuador. Paradise Roasters specializes in microlot Arabica and Robusta coffees from Asia and other emerging origins. 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.

The Bottom Line: A “classic” espresso in the old-school Italian style. Perhaps the addition of quality-sourced Robusta coffee gives the blend a throwback Italian vibe.

This review originally appeared in the June, 2019 tasting report: Exploring "Classic" Espresso Blends: North American Roasters

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