We are excited to have purchased a full bag (132.2 lbs) of Organic Ethiopian Girma Eshetu. This is an amazing coffee that we roast light.
ethiopia girma eshetu washed
a classic washed ethiopian. heavy notes of black tea on the fragrance, along with dried peach and honey- suckle. malt sugar comes out in the aroma, with more black tea and lemonbalm. the tea carries into the cup, turning distinctly darjeeling, along with candied orange, more peach, and nectarine. just a super sweet coffee with tremendous clarity.
this coffee is half of a tasting experiment involving girma eshetu, an estate located in the keffa region of ethiopia. the farm is owned by a man of the same name, a man with over two decades of experience running this family farm. girma processes his coffee in both the traditional natural process, as well as a fully washed process. we thought it would be interesting to present to our customers a chance to taste how processing can have a profound effect on flavor, as the same varieties, cultivated in the same way, grown on the same farm, have wildly different cups.
this particular coffee is grown from 1950 - 2130 meters and consists of 74110 and 74112 varieties (both heirloom). it is fully washed and sun-dried on raised beds.
Please contact to order.
Tanzania Mbeya - Sustainably grown and direct trade sourced from Genuine Origin.
Cup Profile: A citric Acidity tha hints at effervescence, a juicy body and flavors of orange, apricot, lemon-lime, cola, and black tea.
Altitude: 1,400 to 1,600 meters
Varieties: Bourbon, Kent
Process: Washed and sun dried.
We offer this coffee in both a light and medium roast.
Paradiso Farm will be having a fig care seminar and open house this coming June. The date will be published soon but plan on a Sunday morning the first or second week of June.
Basic care of container grown figs will be given including fertilizing, pests, pruning, and over-wintering. baby fig trees will be available for sale as well as a tour of the greenhouse. Paradiso Farm Coffee will also be available for sale and hot coffee will be available as well.
Cost for the hour is $20.00 and can be paid day of seminar. Please contact for more information.
Paradiso Farm Coffee is being sold in 12 oz bags as well as in press pots. Check out a great local general store in Charlotte with some great coffee to purchase.
Shout out to Chilmark Coffee Company from Chilmark MA on Martha's Vineyard. I got to spend some time with the owner Todd Christy and he shared some of his amazing knowledge and amazing coffee. A super nice guy roasting some great coffee!
Todd sampled My Ethiopian and Honduran and I wanted to share his review. Thanks Todd!
"First- your coffees are really good! I always try to be super honest about my assessments of other coffees-
Ethiopian was stellar. Great nose on grind; fruits and berries. In the cup; smooth, balanced, nice fruit forward but not overpowering at all. Easy drinker with just a hint of roast which I like in these lighter roasts. A hint of black tea and blackberry but a super nice coffee. Would be so good hot over ice!
Honduran was good. Nice nose on grind- actually quite a sweet nose and fruit forward.
In the cup; great flavor but not as bright as I would want- a little flatter than the Ethiopian. Flatter sounds negative and I just mean less acidic. That could be a bunch of things including the fact that it's a more subtle roast flavor also could be just the coffee. A sweet coffee and a little more pronounced roast, which I kinda liked a lot. I'd love this as a cold coffee as the caramel would shine!!
Both- really great coffees. Very well roasted. These are better than any coffee I've had from any VT roaster. Very nicely done!!"
Email from a customer that only drank dark roast coffee
"Hi Steve, just to let you know you’ve successfully converted another dark roast lover! I definitely prefer the PNG now - you’re right - it does have a lot more complex flavor. It’s also a lot stronger and I drink less of it, which is good for my belly. Thanks Steve! "
"Loving the Honduran beans. The color is unbelievably beautiful in pour-over! Super warm and inclusive in feel, with a vintage ivory palette... (pictured below) The smell after grinding is a consumption in of itself. And the taste is so smooth, I could drink it all day. Thanks for these!"
Cupping score of 84.5
Flavor profile: Sweet, citrus, lemon, cocoa, raisin, black cherry