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Paradise Roasters

Moonbow Decaf

Location: Minneapolis, MInnesota

Origin: South America

Roast: Medium-Dark

Est. Price: $13.95/12 ounces

Review Date: February 2019

Agtron: 42/54

Aroma: 8

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Richly and sweetly tart, chocolaty. Dark chocolate, hazelnut butter, lightly scorched cinnamon, date, fir in aroma and cup. Sweet in structure with gentle, rounded acidity; velvety mouthfeel. The chocolaty finish is complicated by date and hazelnut.

Notes:

A blend of various coffees from South America, decaffeinated at origin using ethyl acetate, a solvent derived from sugar cane. 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 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A very impressive decaf, tested here for drip or other non-espresso applications: Sweet, balanced, cocoa-driven.

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