|Roaster Location:||Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Coffee Origin:||KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa|
|Est. Price:||$19.95/2 ounces|
|Review Date:||August 2020|
Blind Assessment: Richly bittersweet, deep-toned. Hop flowers, pink peppercorn, tangerine zest, quince, fresh-cut fir in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with friendly, accessible acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The bittersweet finish centers around tangerine zest and quince.
Notes: Produced by Charles Denison of Elephant Coast Estate from the rare, tiny-beaned South African indigenous coffee species Racemosa, and processed by the washed method. Available as part of Rare Coffees Tour. Paradise Roasters specializes in micro-lot Arabica and Robusta coffees from Asia and other emerging origins. 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.
The Bottom Line: While basically sweet, this coffee’s main impulses are a unique and intriguing citrus-zest-like bittersweetness with savory floral underpinnings.