|Roaster Location:||Ramsey, Minnesota|
|Coffee Origin:||Kochere, Yirgacheffe growing region, south-central Ethiopia.|
|Est. Price:||$16.95/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2014|
Blind Assessment: Intense, dynamic, lush yet crisp. An avalanche of floral notes (rose, lily, gardenia), sandalwood, lemon zest, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart acidity; plush, buoyant mouthfeel. Flavor simplifies but saturates a richly dry finish.
Notes: This coffee comes from Gutiti and was processed at the Alemu washing station in Kochere Woreda. Yirgacheffe is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Yirgacheffe coffees like this one processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying) typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity, often with a particular emphasis on floral notes. Like virtually all Ethiopia coffees, this coffee is produced by villagers on small, garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. Paradise Roasters specializes in micro-lot coffees and espressos from Hawaii and other premier coffee growing regions. 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.
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy the intense, complex flowers and tart, sweet vivacity of a classic Yirgacheffe.