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Paradise Roasters

Thailand Java Semi-Washed

Location: Ramsey, Minnesota

Origin: Nan Province, northern Thailand

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $29.95/8 ounces

Review Date: August 2016

Agtron: 58/82

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

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

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