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Paradise Roasters

S.O. Espresso Mexico Santa Teresa

Location: Ramsey, Minnesota

Origin: Chiapas State, Mexico

Roast: Medium-Dark

Est. Price: $11.95/12 ounces

Review Date: December 2013

Agtron: 47/53

Aroma: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Deep, shifting complexity. Dark chocolate, hazelnut, a hint of night-blooming flowers in aroma and small cup. An apricot-like note in the aroma brightens and turns delicately citrusy in the small cup and in a sweetly drying, chocolate-toned finish. Buoyant, creamy mouthfeel. Chocolate dominates in three parts milk, crisply sweet and nut-toned.

Notes:

Paradise Roasters specializes in micro-lot coffees and espressos from Hawaii and other premier coffee growing regions. 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.

Who Should Drink It: Impressive balance and layered complexity in this quiet but authoritative single-origin espresso should please those who take their espresso as straight shot or in short milk.

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