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Zoka Coffee - Paladino Espresso Blend

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Ships roasted-to-order on Dec 19 (1-3 day typical delivery).

Paladino Espresso Blend (#141)

Zoka Coffee

$16.75

Roast: Medium roast coffee, whole bean, 12 ounces

Type: Blend

Tastes: Nutty, Citrus, Orange

Zoka Coffee Story

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.

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Ships roasted-to-order on Dec 19 (1-3 day typical delivery).

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Customer Reviews

14 customer reviews  write a review

"Was pretty good. I drank it as an Americano and was happy with my cup of coffee. I enjoyed the nuttiness of it. "

"Good! More fruity than I would have thought but good nonetheless. Good for espresso."

"My boyfriend loved this one... For me, not so much. Personally I am not as big of a fan of anything with a fruit essence. With all of that said, not a bad coffee - in fact a good one if you love the citrus. "

"Tasted the slight sourness of citrus and it was pretty good on its own, but perfect with the paired Veracruz Orange white chocolate!! I’m loving the coffee + chocolate sampler box!!"

"A little different then your traditional espresso, but still brews a great cup. Many interesting flavors that really worked for me."

"I am not a fan of citrus in coffee and this was for sure citrus. "

"Strong on the citrus in both smell and taste. A solid choice for a cafe latte, but not particularly interesting or memorable. "

"While it was dark and strong, as espresso should be, there was not as much syrupy texture as I prefer - this could have been my espresso pulls though."

"This one is too dark tasting. I tried with the paired chocolate and it was still gross to me. I did not get a honey or creamy taste nor did I taste citrus or anything sweet about this."

"Did not stand out in flavor. Missed the distinct smell of roasted beans when opened the bag. Nonetheless, it made a good cup of espresso. "

"A very sweet and smooth blend with excellent flavors that gave me a great reason to get up in the morning. Used a fine grind."

"One of the Best espresso blends I have tried. This is a Great coffee both as espresso and when used in the chemex. Such a strong, flavorful cup of Joe. I love Zoka coffee. "

"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."

"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."

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