|Roaster Location:||Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Coffee Origin:||Kona, Big Island of Hawai’i|
|Est. Price:||$24.95/4 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2020|
Blind Assessment: Richly and elegantly fruit-toned. Strawberry-guava, cocoa nib, violet, wild honey, aloe wood in aroma and cup. Vivaciously sweet-tart structure with juicy, balanced acidity; full, creamy mouthfeel. Resonant fruit-forward finish with notes of strawberry-guava, cocoa nib and violet.
Notes: Produced at Black Rock Farm entirely from trees of the Typica variety of Arabica and processed by the pink honey method, in which coffee is fermented in cherries first, resulting in a vibrant pink tinge to the fruit upon removing the skin. The coffee is laid to dry on patios with the fruit still attached to the parchment, commonly called honey processing. In the fermentation, yeast strains have been utilized to enhance the floral and tropical fruit character of the coffee. 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 uniquely composed coffee processed by a twist on the traditional honey method that results in a sweet, tart, high-toned, lyrical cup.