|Roaster Location:||Ramsey, Minnesota|
|Coffee Origin:||Nan Province, northern Thailand|
|Est. Price:||$29.95/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||August 2016|
Blind Assessment: Chocolaty, quietly pungent. Dark chocolate, clove, dried persimmon, magnolia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweetly brisk acidity; plump, syrupy mouthfeel. The rich, flavor-saturated finish shows clove and magnolia in the short, dark chocolate in the long.
Notes: Produced entirely from trees of the respected Java variety of Arabica. This coffee is described by the producer as semi-washed, in this case meaning it is a conventionally wet-processed or washed coffee with some of the fruit pulp or flesh allowed to remain on the beans during drying. This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of honey-processed coffees for Coffee Review‘s August 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 : Chocolate all the way through, complicated by rich spice notes and pungent florals.
This review originally appeared in the August, 2016 tasting report: Honey-Processed Coffees: Quiet Adventure