|Roaster Location:||Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Coffee Origin:||Guji Zone, Oromia Region, south-central Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$19.75/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2019|
|Acidity /Structure :||9|
Blind Assessment: Delicate, complex, multi-layered. Bergamot, dark chocolate, nougat, narcissus, cedar in aroma and cup. Richly sweet-savory structure with citrusy acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The floral- and fruit-driven finish is supported by chocolate and aromatic wood notes.
Notes: Produced entirely from trees of the native Ethiopian varieties Kurume and Welicho at Suke Quto farm. Processed by the honey method, which means that the outer skin of the coffee fruit is removed, as it is in the wet or “washed” process, but at least some of the sticky fruit residue is allowed to dry on the bean and later removed by machine along with the parchment skin. This coffee is both organic- and Rainforest Alliance-certified. 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 : A deeply nuanced coffee with bittersweet citrus and sweet florals in front and ballast from rich chocolate and nougat.