|Roaster Location:||Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Coffee Origin:||Kona, Big Island of Hawai’i|
|Est. Price:||$24.95/4 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2021|
Blind Assessment: Sweetly fermenty, deeply rich. Aged red wine, ginger blossom, vanilla, pink grapefruit zest, baking chocolate in aroma and cup. Very sweet, high-toned structure with winy acidity; smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Spice-toned, delicate finish.
Notes: Produced by smallholding farmers entirely of the Kona Typica variety of Arabica and processed by the traditional Kona washed method. The finished green coffee is then soaked in a solution of grape juice and oak, then dried again. Paradise Roasters specializes in micro-lot Arabica and Robusta coffees from Asia and other emerging origins. Paradise 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: Unusual post-processing treatment of the finished, washed-process green coffee--involving a bath in grape juice and oak before a second washing--promotes subtly wine-like aromas and flavors.