Paradise Roasters

Zambia Kateshi Natural Process

Location: Minneapolis, MInnesota

Origin: Zambia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $14.95/12 ounces

Review Date: June 2019

Agtron: 60/78

Aroma: 8

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Richly and cleanly fruit-toned. Bing cherry, freesia-like flowers, fruit taffy, fresh-cut oak, lemon verbena in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with vivacious acidity; vibrant, creamy mouthfeel. Gentle, fruit-forward finish with spicy floral notes.


Produced at Kateshi and Isanya Estates from trees of the Bourbon and Catimor varieties of Arabica and processed by the natural, or sun-dried, method. Paradise Roasters specializes in microlot 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: A good choice for lovers of natural-processed coffees who prefer to avoid even a hint of sweet ferment; this cup is all clean fruit and florals.

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