|Roaster Location:||Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Coffee Origin:||Kona, Big Island of Hawai’i|
|Est. Price:||$50.00/4 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2021|
Blind Assessment: Subtly complex, rich-toned. Goji berry, cocoa nib, agave nectar, hibiscus, lemon-thyme in aroma and cup. Bright, bittersweet structure with brisk acidity; very full, satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The resonant finish centers around notes of goji berry and lemon-thyme.
Notes: Produced by Kraig Lee of Kona Farm Direct entirely from trees of the coffea Liberica species, and processed by Miguel Meza by a proprietary method he calls “champagne natural.” The freshly picked coffee is fermented in the whole fruit with wine yeasts, then dried, still in the whole fruit. Liberica is a species of coffee native to central Africa and long cultivated in parts of Southeast Asia. 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: A unique Hawai’i coffee, both in regard to species (Liberica, seldom grown outside Southeast Asia) and a fermented natural processing method. Nets an impressively rich berry and bittersweet floral cup.