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Paradise Roasters

Guatemala El Injerto Pandora Del Carmen Pacamara

Location: Ramsey, Minnesota

Origin: Huehuetenango growing region, Guatemala.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $24.95/10 ounces

Review Date: February 2013

Agtron: 59/74

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Complex, with a savory-sweet depth. Roasted cocoa-nib, jasmine, cedar, honey, orange zest in aroma and cup. Bright, bittersweet acidity; light but very silky mouthfeel. Citrus and floral notes in particular persist in a crisp but resonant finish.

Notes:

A special auction lot from El Injerto, one of Guatemala’s most celebrated farms. This lot is comprised entirely of the Pacamara variety, a cross between the giant-beaned Maragogipe variety and Pacas, a selection of the heirloom Bourbon. Paradise Roasters prides itself on roasting and shipping coffee only after orders are placed. Its metaphoric mission is to bring some paradisiacal warmth from the coffee-growing south to the cool environs of Minnesota and beyond. Visit www.paradiseroasters.com or call 763-433-0626 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: The particular sensory genius of the Pacamara variety is exhibited well here: savory-sweet depth, crisp cedary chocolate, floral top notes and a slightly bitterish, brightly zesty citrus. The classic crossed with the exotic.

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