|Roaster Location:||Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Coffee Origin:||Puna, Big Island of Hawai’i|
|Est. Price:||$19.95/4 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2019|
|Acidity /Structure :||8|
Blind Assessment: High-toned, richly fruit-forward, balanced. Strawberry guava, jasmine, cocoa nib, sandalwood, pink grapefruit zest in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with crisp, bright acidity; vibrantly plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish centers around guava and jasmine notes with undertones of cocoa nib.
Notes: This coffee from the Puna District of Hawaii, comprised of the Typica and Caturra varieties of Arabica, was processed using an unusual sequence of procedures. It was first fermented in the whole fruit with wine yeasts added to the tank, then dried in the whole fruit, making it, in effect, a fermented natural. 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 or call 763-433-0626 for more information.
The Bottom Line : A fruit- and floral-toned coffee from a lesser-known growing region on the Big Island of Hawai’i is worth seeking out for its balanced completeness and its suggestions of the tropics, both aromatically and in the cup.