|Roaster Location:||Ramsey, Minnesota|
|Coffee Origin:||Karnataka State, southern India.|
|Est. Price:||$11.00/12 oz.|
|Review Date:||April 2010|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Honey-sweet aroma with notes of aromatic wood, dark chocolate, raisin. In the small cup full mouthfeel and a deeper rendition of dark chocolate and raisin; hints of floral and citrus brightness. Long, resonant, flavor-saturated finish. Unusually complex in two parts milk, with notes ranging from milk chocolate to dry walnut.
Notes: S. O. (for Single-Origin) is Paradise Roaster's designation for its line of espressos based on green coffees from distinguished single growing regions. In this case the single-origin green coffee comes from trees of an interspecies hybrid that crosses the species that American specialty roasters love to patronize, robusta, with another species of coffee entirely, Coffea congensis. Hence the acronym: Congensis into Robusta, or CxR. Developed and grown in India, this hybrid has proven to produce exceptional coffees of the low-acid, big-bodied style that European buyers admire and American buyers have yet to explore. It is a special sun-dried example of this hybrid species, impeccably processed on India's Sethuraman Estate. 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: An easy-drinking straight shot and an opportunity for aficionados to sample a pure, unblended Robusta as a single-origin espresso.