|Roaster Location:||Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Coffee Origin:||Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$19.95/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||January 2020|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Bright, sweetly tart, high-toned. Black cherry, chocolate fudge, almond butter, freesia-like flowers, sandalwood in aroma and small cup. Crisp, satiny mouthfeel; resonant fruit-toned finish. Particularly floral-saturated in three parts milk, with dark chocolate and cherry undertones.
Notes: Produced by Mekuriya Gobena in the Yirgacheffe growing region of Ethiopia on his 12-acre farm. This is a dry-processed or “natural” coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. 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 richly sweet, delicately tart natural-process Yirgacheffe cup, deftly roasted toward the darker end of medium to develop chocolate notes without dampening the bright fruit and sweet flowers.