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Paradise Roasters

Hawaii Kona Isla Prime Select

Location: Ramsey, Minnesota

Origin: Kona growing region, "Big Island" of Hawaii.

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $36.95/12 ounces

Review Date: March 2013

Agtron: 64/86

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

Gentle, sweetly tart, delicately complex. Honey, sweet citrus, nut butter, night-blooming flowers in aroma and cup. Soft acidity; leanish but quite silky mouthfeel. Pleasingly rich though rather short finish.

Notes:

This Kona coffee was sourced through the original founder of Paradise Coffee, R. Miguel Meza. Miguel has recently established Isla Coffee, a producer and distributor of specialty green coffee primarily from Hawaii and Taiwan. This lot is from the 2012 harvest. 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: Nicely expresses the characteristic soft acidity, sweetness and delicate complexity of the finest Kona coffees.

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