|Roaster Location:||Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Coffee Origin:||Ka’u growing region, Big Island of Hawai’i|
|Est. Price:||$24.95/4 ounces|
|Review Date:||March 2020|
Blind Assessment: High-toned, elegant, fruit-centered. Passion fruit, lemon blossom, cocoa nib, marjoram, mesquite in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet structure with citrusy acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. A balanced finish centers around passionfruit and cocoa notes with undertones of savory marjoram.
Notes: Produced entirely of the Yellow Caturra variety of Arabica, this coffee was processed in the whole fruit inoculated with a wine yeast strain and fermented in sealed bags (“anaerobic” ferment) before being dried using a combination of sun and mechanical methods. Paradise Roasters specializes in micro-lot Arabica and Robusta coffees from Asia and other emerging origins. 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: A complex, nuanced Ka’u coffee processed with a strain of wine yeast, encouraging a particularly vibrant, fruit-toned acidity.