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Paradise Roasters

Ethiopia Awassa

Location: Ramsey, Minnesota

Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia; Sidamo (also Sidama), Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $17.95/12 ounces

Review Date: November 2017

Agtron: 56/76

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Crisply sweet, multi-faceted. Candied violet, dark chocolate, pungent juniper wood, grapefruit zest, mango in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with juicy acidity; satiny mouthfeel. The resonant finish centers around mango and violet in the short and dark chocolate in the long, with a hint of aromatic wood.

Notes:

Southern Ethiopia coffees like this one are produced from distinctive traditional Ethiopian varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Like virtually all southern Ethiopia coffees, this coffee is produced by villagers on small garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. Processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying). Paradise Roasters specializes in micro-lot 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: An engaging, confident Ethiopia cup with layered intrigue: flowers, fruit, aromatic wood.

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