|Roaster Location:||Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Coffee Origin:||Colombia; Brazil; Indonesia|
|Est. Price:||$14.95/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||August 2021|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Richly bittersweet, gently herb-toned. Dried persimmon, macadamia nut, lime zest, scorched maple, rosemary blossom in aroma and small cup. Crisp, satiny mouthfeel; sweetly nutty, herb-toned finish. In three parts milk, both richly sweet (creamy macadamia nut and dried persimmon) and subtly earth-toned (rosemary blossom, scorched maple).
Notes: An espresso blend composed of a washed-process Colombia, a natural Brazil, and a wet-hulled Sumatra. Paradise Roasters specializes in micro-lot Arabica and Robusta coffees from Asia and other emerging origins. Paradise 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: Paradise owner Miguel Meza calls this blend his “new-wave retro espresso.” Could be, with its embrace of the savory and nutty in lieu of big chocolate. Especially distinctive in milk, where the savory and sweet merge best.
This review originally appeared in the August, 2021 tasting report: Darker-Roasted Espresso Blends: Variations On A Classic Theme