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.


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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