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Paradise Roasters

SO Espresso Brazil Corrego Seco Dark Roast

Location: Ramsey, Minnesota

Origin: Chapada Diamantina growing region, Bahia State, Brazil.

Roast: Medium-Dark

Est. Price: $13.95/12 ounces

Review Date: April 2012

Agtron: 42/47

Aroma: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Sweet-toned, buttery character: dark chocolate and apricot in the aroma, complicated in the small cup by more pungent notes of anise and cedar. Lightly syrupy, balanced mouthfeel; rich, long finish. In two parts milk crisp, smooth, balanced: milk chocolate, almond, a hint of orangy or apricot-like fruit.

Notes:

From Fazenda Córrego Seco in the recently developed Chapada Diamantina growing region. Processed by the pulped natural or “honey” method, in which the skin is removed from the coffee fruit immediately after picking but the seeds or beans are dried with the sweet pulp, or fruit flesh, still adhering to them. 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 and beyond. Visit www.paradiseroasters.com or call 763-433-0626 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who like gently suave blends like Illy Caffé but crave just a bit more bite and complexity. A single-origin espresso with impressive balance and completeness.

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