What I am drinking now - Paradise Classico
I had recently ordered a bunch of Paradise blends from Roaste and enjoyed them all, but one of the ones I did not order was Paradise Classico. This has always been a favorite for me, but I did not order it because I wanted to try a new blend or two and I was already ordering Nuevo – one of my wife’s favorites.
I ran through all the coffee I had bought and so I had to grab something out of the freezer as I posted about here …http://www.roaste.com/CoffeeBlogs/wakeknot/Persistence-pays-after-some-b...
There was on small canning jar of Classico in my freezer and that was just about enough for two to three days and so I pulled it out and tapped into it today.
I pulled a 17.5 gram shot in a double basket at around 200 degrees. It was fantastic. The blend is a medium roast, perhaps slightly darker than other medium roasts, but not a dark roast. The shot I pulled was loaded with chocolates and carmels. It was creamy and full bodied. It did not have much acidity or tons of fruit, but was not overpowering either.
I did not get the lemony cedar notes as much as the notes above as well as the syrupy mouthfeel. I think those notes might be pulled out at a slightly lower temperature. On the other hand with this shot being as good as it was I am unlikely to try a different profile because here I am thirty minutes later still tasting the shot on my tongue and thinking how easy it will be to enthusiastically endorse this coffee.
Here are the components
• 10% India - CxR
• 10% El Salvador - Jocotillo
• 20% Guatemala - Ausoles
• 20% Ethiopia Yirgacheffe (Washed)
• 40% Brazil - Safira
I think the Brazil and Guatamala dominates the taste up front and the Ethiopian is a subtle floral boost, which is a nice recipe for a good blend.
I’m just a little sad that I am about to run out!