Paradise Roasters

Philippines Sitio Naguey Natural

Location: Minneapolis, MInnesota

Origin: Belis, Atok, Benguet Province, Philippines

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $18.95/8 ounces

Review Date: July 2019

Agtron: 52/70

Aroma: 8

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicately fruit-toned, crisply sweet. Dried strawberry, baker’s chocolate, hazelnut, freesia-like flowers, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with brisk acidity; velvety mouthfeel. The gentle finish leads with notes of dried strawberry and flowers supported by baker’s chocolate throughout.


Produced by Kalsada Coffee from trees of the Bourbon and Typica varieties of Arabica and processed by the natural, or dried-in-the-fruit method. Paradise Roasters specializes in microlot 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 rare opportunity to sample a fine specialty coffee emerging valiantly from a neglected coffee-growing region where 90 percent of coffee grown is of the Robusta species and almost all is consumed locally.

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