|Roaster Location:||Ramsey, Minnesota|
|Coffee Origin:||Southwestern Ethiopia; northern Sumatra, Indonesia.|
|Review Date:||January 2010|
Blind Assessment: Crisp, sweetly pungent aroma: tart berry, lemon, nut, aromatic wood. In the cup delicately rich acidity, silky mouthfeel. Continued tart yet lushly sweet berry notes with a hint of earth complicate the aromatic wood notes. Long, flavor-saturated finish.
Notes: This lighter-roasted blend is based on the traditional Mocha-Java formula. It combines a particularly distinguished traditionally processed Sumatra - Blue Batak - in place of the original Java, and a "natural" or dried-in-the-fruit coffee from southern Ethiopia that presents an arguably cleaner, more refined alternative to the original Yemen Mocha. Paradise Roasters prides itself on roasting and shipping coffee only after orders are placed, and has become a leading seller of competition-winning and other small-lot, elite coffees. Its metaphoric mission is to bring some paradisiacal warmth from the coffee-growing south to the cool environs of Minnesota. Visit www.paradiseroasters.com or call 763-433-0626 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: A lighter-roasted version of the Mocha-Java blend with authenticity yet clarity.
This review originally appeared in the January, 2010 tasting report: Fourteen Covers of a Classic Tune: Mocha Java Blends