Minneapolis, MN, June 06, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Paradise Roasters, one of the most highly rated and awarded micro-roasters of coffee in America, has just garnered the highest rating ever achieved for a coffee rated by Kenneth Davids. In judging Paradise Roasters’ release of Ethiopian Biloya Special, Mr. Davids assigned it a rating of 97 points, his highest rating to date. Kenneth Davids, coffee expert, author, and co-founder of The Coffee Review, began his involvement with coffee in the early 1970s, when he opened a coffee business in Berkeley, California. Since then he published three books on coffee and has rated and reviewed thousands of different coffees.
This is from Mr. Davids’ review of Paradise Roaster Ethiopian Biloya Special beans which achieved the rating of 97 on a scale of 0-100: “Most southern Ethiopia coffee is prepared by removing the fruit before the beans or seeds have been dried, producing a cleanly high-toned, often intensely floral- and citrus-toned cup. This Ethiopia is a "natural" or dry-processed version, however, meaning the beans/seeds were dried inside the fruit, producing a flavor profile that is lower-toned with a deep, wine-and berry-like fruit. Like virtually all Ethiopia coffees, this striking and unusual coffee is produced by villagers on small, garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops.”
Again from the review are Mr. Davids’ tasting notes, “Intense, sweet-toned, chocolate and blueberry aroma with a slight pungent edge. In the cup sweetly acidy, with a full, syrupy mouthfeel and lavish red wine and blueberry notes. The finish is rich, berry-toned and extraordinarily clean for this style of coffee.” Mr. Davids goes on to state that this coffee is for lovers of big, complexly fruity red table wines.
Paradise Roasters has been winning highly rated reviews and awards for the past few years from coffee lovers and aficionados throughout North America. This is made possible by pursuit of coffee excellence by the Meza family, a micro gourmet roaster located in Ramsey, MN just outside of Minneapolis.
Roastmaster Miguel Meza seeks out small coffee farmers from around the world who produce the finest beans, then pays these farmers more than the Fair Trade price would bring. “We help our partners who produce in smaller numbers as they don’t get the attention of the big distributors. Some of the very finest coffee in the world today comes from these small lots of coffee trees.” Of his highest rated coffee yet, the Ethiopian Biloya Special, Miguel says, “The Biloya is a truly extraordinary natural processed Ethiopian. Produced by the renowned Bagersh family (producers of the Idido Misty Valley) this coffee represents how unique and intense this style of coffee can be at its pinnacle.” With only 500 pounds of this coffee available for consumer purchase, it is expected to sell out rapidly.
About Paradise Roasters
Based in St. Paul, MN, Paradise Roasters has become one family’s passionate pursuit of coffee perfection. Owned and operated by the Meza Family of Bob, Debbie, Miguel and Aaron Meza, Paradise Roasters is one the brightest stars in small-batch gourmet coffee industry. Paradise coffee roasts are consistently some of the highest rated coffees available anywhere in the world today.