|Roaster Location:||Ramsey, Minnesota|
|Coffee Origin:||Puna District, “Big Island” of Hawaii|
|Est. Price:||$24.00/4 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2016|
Blind Assessment: Lush, deeply sweet, richly savory. Plumeria, red currant, lime zest, frankincense, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Bright, juicy acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The sweetly tart, resonant finish is flavor-saturated, with all the notes from cup and short finish carrying far into the long.
Notes: Produced at Second Alarm Farm by Jim Chestnut and Edna Arakawa from trees of the Typica and Red Caturra varieties of Arabica. This coffee won first place in the Hawaii District at the HCA (Hawaii Coffee Association) 2016 Cupping competition. Processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying). This coffee earned the top rating in a tasting of holiday coffees for Coffee Review‘s December 2016 tasting report. 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.
The Bottom Line : An extraordinary coffee with very limited availability: exotically aromatic, balanced, uniquely composed.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2016 tasting report: Holiday Gift Coffees 2016