The classic espresso flavor profile: creamy, honeyed body and fine acidity in the finish. A veteran of countless barista competitions locally and globally, this blend has supported some of the highest ranking American baristas. In the national competition, Paladino has been used by baristas placing first, second, fourth and fifth during the United States Barista Championship finals. As of this writing, Paladino stands behind the barista champions of the Northwest and Midwest regional competitions, as well as the third place finisher in the Great Lakes competition. Notes of ripe orange, citrus, and a sweet nutty finish.
"The fruit notes were too strong for me and overcame the other (mostly nutty) flavors. Using a coarse grind, I brewed the entire sample bag in a french press with four cups of water for 4 minutes." (2 out of 5)
"Very well-balanced, rich espresso. Nice chocolate notes that blend into a a sweet honey body which finishes with a light fruity acidity. The chocolate and honey flavors paired very well with milk drinks. I will be buying this again. This was a very forgiving coffee to dial in for home espresso." (5 out of 5)