Paradise Roasters

Hawaii Ka’u Isla

Location: Ramsey, Minnesota

Origin: Ka'u growing district, Big Island of Hawaii

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $32.95/12 ounces

Review Date: August 2013

Agtron: 57/75

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Sweet, pungent, triumphantly juicy. Honey, very sweet-toned, fresh-cut fir, night-blooming flowers and a zesty orange note in aroma and cup. Brightly sweet, lush acidity; big, syrupy mouthfeel. Deep, quietly flavor-saturated finish.


Ka’u is a newly emerging Hawaii coffee growing district centered thirty miles or so southeast of the famous Kona region. This 100% Ka’u coffee was developed by Miguel Meza and Lorie Obra of Isla Custom Coffees. 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: Classic honey, aromatic fir, flowers and citrus notes on steroids; intense, juicy, complete.

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