|Roaster Location:||Ramsey, Minnesota|
|Coffee Origin:||Yemen; undisclosed.|
|Review Date:||February 2009|
Blind Assessment: Sweet fruit-punch aroma with notes of butter, flowers, wine and cedar. Lush fruit-toned acidity, silky body and complex flavors of guava nectar, honey, vanilla, berries and cherry-like chocolate. Fruit-saturated finish, with flavor hints outlasting a very slight astringency.
Notes: Available in a 12-ounce valve bag at $9.95. This blend is a variation on the classic Mocha-Java, the world's earliest blend, with an emphasis on dry-processed coffee from Yemen. Dry-processed or "natural" coffees are dried with the beans inside the fruit rather than after the fruit is removed, as is the case with wet-processed or "washed" coffees. Paradise Roasters prides itself on roasting and shipping coffee only after orders are placed. 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: Stylish adventurers who enjoy a powerfully but elegantly fruit-toned coffee.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2009 tasting report: House Blends: Comfort Coffee and Beyond