Today’s Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune featured an article on a Twin Cities area roaster who has made quite a name for themselves, Paradise Roasters: A global search for taste of Paradise. Kenneth DavidsCoffee Review has scored some of their roasted bean stocks at or above 90 points (out of a possible 100) fifteen times in the past couple of years, which is practically unheard of. Some of the credit goes to Paradise’s policy to ship beans within 24-hours of roasting.

Despite their worldwide distribution, there are only a few cafés in the area that notably use their beans. One such being the excellent JavaJ Italian Espresso Bar in Roseville, CA, outside of Sacramento.