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Paradise Roasters

S.O. Espresso Organic Sumatra Aceh

Location: Ramsey, Minnesota

Origin: Aceh growing region, far northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

Roast: Medium-Dark

Est. Price: $13.95/12 ounces

Review Date: July 2013

Agtron: 45/54

Aroma: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 8

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Complex, savory-sweet. Sweet herb (lavender and sage), dark chocolate, rich molasses, allspice and cinnamon in aroma and more pronounced in the small cup. Creamy mouthfeel. Crisp chocolate and lavender persist in a rich finish. Complexly expressed dry chocolate in three parts milk, nuanced by malt and floral herb suggestions.

Notes:

Certified organically grown and processed by the traditional Sumatra “wet-hulled” method, a process of fruit removal and drying that promotes coffees with richly fruity and earthy tendencies. 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.comr or call 763-433-0626 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Sumatra-lovers who particularly enjoy the savory, spicy tendencies of their favorite coffee type. Nicely interpreted here as a single-origin espresso.

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