|Roaster Location:||Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Coffee Origin:||Kurtistown, Puna, “Big Island” of Hawai’i|
|Est. Price:||$30.00/4 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2021|
Blind Assessment: Deeply floral, richly spice-toned. Passionfruit, wild honey, cocoa nib, spiced rum, narcissus in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory structure with balanced, high-toned acidity; crisply satiny mouthfeel. Floral and fruit-forward finish with crisp cocoa undertones.
Notes: Produced by Edna Arakawa and Jim Chestnut of Arakawa Estate from trees of the Typica and Caturra varieties of Arabica on the Big Island of Hawai’i, and processed by Miguel Meza using an experimental method in which the coffee fruit is fermented with lactic acid-producing organisms and dried in the whole fruit in a de-humidified room. 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 rare but relatively affordable Puna microlot processed by an experimental lactic method that nets a saturated intensity of aroma and flavor.