Paradise Roasters


Location: Ramsey, Minnesota

Origin: Chiapas State, southeastern Mexico.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $14.95/12 ounces

Review Date: June 2014

Agtron: 60/76

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

A slightly rough, but profoundly sweet and quite chocolaty cup. Brown sugar, dark chocolate, hints of lily, green grape and peach in aroma and cup. Round, backgrounded acidity; lightly but distinctly syrupy mouthfeel. Sweet, long, chocolate-toned finish.


This coffee is certified organically grown and Fair Trade certified, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a “fair” or economically sustainable price. Produced by Campesinos Ecológicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas (CESMACH), a coop located within the buffer zone of El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, one of the world’s most diverse forest reserves, the integrity of which CESMACH supports through shade-growing and other sustainable practices. 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.

Who Should Drink It: Those who prefer richness, resonance and chocolate to purity and brightness in a lighter roasted coffee. Good environmental and socio-economic credentials.

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